The book discusses a work that recognizes the need for primary school curriculum to foster children’s learning capacity and personal development. The exercises included in the work are creative and encourage personal growth. The structure of the teacher’s notes allows for flexibility in selecting exercises, and they can serve as a useful starting point for creating custom exercises. The reviewer finds the American cultural perspective evident in Vol 2 slightly restrictive, and the age range for the primary audience could be extended. Overall, the work is a valuable resource for teachers and young people alike.
The book introduces two books series that focus on personal and social skills for effective learning. The books are well-written and have been praised for their timely relevance to the current needs of schools. Volume 1 covers various topics, including identity, emotions, and time management, with each unit providing an introduction, guidelines, and learning aids such as worksheets and exercises. Volume 2 deals with interpersonal and adaptive skills, with similar structure and content as Volume 1. The books’ core skills are essential for the youth to face future challenges with confidence. They provide an effective aid to teachers in helping young people develop necessary coping skills.