Schikan's Fruit Salad

Author: Kathika Sivanesamudaly


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Schikan’s Fruit Salad is a book that has been carefully designed to promote and encourage integrated learning methods. With Mathematics being at the heart of the book, it features numerous other topics and subjects such as Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, Diversity and much more. Simultaneous learning skills are vital for children’s success in the Education system. This is often not acknowledged enough and easily overlooked by us as adults. The aim of this book is to promote integrated learning in a manner that is not overwhelming and overbearing but interesting and engaging for children. It is essentially also a book full of fun facts, a book of endless questions, a book full of learning opportunities, a book to start off conversations and most importantly a book to enjoy!

Kathika Sivanesamudaly is best known for being an Outstanding Mathematics Teacher. Although her background in Economics and Specialisation in Mathematics may seem very arithmetical, her biggest passion in life is to teach and educate children. Having observed numerous classes, schools and curriculums across the United Kingdom in preparation for her role as a Head of Year, she began training on how to best transition students from lower school to upper school. This is when she came up with the concept for ‘Schikan’s Fruit Salad’. She featured her favourite subject, as you all guessed Mathematics, amongst many other subjects to promote and encourage simultaneous learning, without making it feel overwhelming or challenging. Instead making it entertaining and enjoyable, as she believes education should be. She designed this book using various differentiation methods in order to boost integrated learning and build confidence making this book accessible to all children regardless of age and ability. “If any child reads this book and leaves without having learnt a single thing from it, I didn’t do what I set out to do” – Kathika

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Fantastic book. It is so clear that an expert in the industry has written this book. Very clearly and precisely executed this fantastic read for children .

by Janice

My goodness, what a read

This book needs to be in all the windows of all the bookstores in town! I will be deeply offended if it is not. Amazing amazing book. My children learned so much. Wow, I have never felt this strongly about a children’s book before !

by Robert Rodriguez

Best book I have seen for kids in a long time

It is very rare these days to get a detailed in depth book for children that doesn’t just focus on one minor topic. Buy this book and educate your children. The flags were a brilliant aspect to the book.

by Kate Spinner

Great book for kids

My kids loves this book. I loved this book. We all learnt something.

by Edit Oluwatunde

Truly inspiring

I don’t usually write reviews but this book deserves it ! This book said it will be a conversation starter and YES IT WAS! Me and my 11 year old daughter spoke about race! Disabilities ! China ! Mexico! Nutrition! Global warming ! And it was awesome ! This book is truly inspiring! We are so excited about a sequel. A MUST buy!

by Latta D

Highly recommend

Wow! My son loved it so much. Race, diversity, inclusiveness and other subjects delivered so beautifully! Both my son and I learned together and it made me bond with him:)

by Christina A

Good stuff

Highly recommend! Does exactly what it intends to do. As a teacher myself, I can see the integrated learning that is so subtlety intertwined by this author. Pure genius!

by Juliana Fernandes


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this to my kids! Not only that, but I learned something too. This is an ideal book for children to pick up on skills and have fun with it at the same time. The questions brought up in this book along with the story was a clever touch by the author. Looking forward to more work from this author!

by Ryan


I loved this book soo much. It was funny, educational, entertaining and such an easy read. It opens up a ton of questions that can be discussed and explored. What a way to incorporate the curriculum in one book. I am so surprised at way this book has been put together. Can not wait to see more of this authors work.

by Banu

Very educational and fun

Fantastic book for families with children of different ages. Highly recommend.

by Linda Kurtis


Fantastic for families with multiple children of all ages! Highly recommend.

by Linda Kurtis

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Pages: 38 | Trim Size: 8.5x8.5

Genre: Juvenile

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