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Healthy Eating with children
Obesity is a real problem here in the UK, even with children. Jamie Oliver spoke out about these issues in 2010 during his Ted Talks lecture and since then some progress has been made.    Jamie Oliver said during this speech: The home needs to pass on
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Target Audience: Eight year olds research
The Kids Cook Monday provides a starting point for parents, explaining how different age groups tackle cooking. 6-7 year olds and up This age group usually has developed fine motor skills so they can take
on more detailed work, like using measuring spoons ...
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Chef character development
Development from right to left. The white eyes and black pupils made the character seem shocked - inverted it looks more stronger. The nose also wasn't working. Freckles add more personality to the character - a cute extra. Edit: After user testing, I ended...
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Spine development
I had planned to have the zigzag pattern following onto the spine, like this:  However, I didn't feel like it was the strongest effect. It looked awkward next to the front cover. Unlined and unbalanced. I therefore decided to change the idea by added a bloc...
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Other Non-Fiction for Children: Interactive
Martha Speaks I wasn't just attracted to the "Martha Speaks" website because of the name. Martha's True Stories introduces children to interactive books and aims to get children more interesting non-fiction, to question how things work and why. The online f...
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Selection of non-Fiction Children's Books
I researched non-fiction children's books to get an idea on how they encourage children to be interested about learning and to try activities. Australian Backyard Naturalist I have mentioned this book in a previous blog post but wanted to research it furthe...
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Colour Test - Double Spread Pages
I did a number of colour tests, experimenting which colours would look best for my double page spreads. I originally intended to have very bright colours, but decided against it, feeling it was too harsh. Instead I opted for the background to be soft pastel...
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Spiral Bound
After all the research I have done into children's cookbooks, the spiral-bound book kept appearing. I therefore felt it suitable for my cookbook to be spiral-bound. To mock this up in Photoshop, I scanned one of my textbooks in and edited from this photograph.
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Front And Back Page Development
Experimenting with text for the front page: I liked the typeface "Brushed", which looked to be made with a paintbrush, as it expressed to me creativity, something which I wanted to inspire in the children who read this book.   Scanned page. However, when I ...
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Easy Cheesy Eggy Bread Recipe Development
   Layout plan. Seasonal food icon under ingredient list. Colours - bright orange and more pastel yellow - relates to egg, the main ingredient to this recipe.  I decided to make my cookbook more portrait. Again, I was planning where to put everything.  Star...
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