Did y’all know that we homeschooled Boy, K-12 – back when homeschooling was quasi-illegal in Texas?
The understanding of the law surrounding homeschoolers was so precarious (we schooled during the years the deciding case was being argued before the Texas Supreme Court) that I carried the name and number of our lawyer everywhere we went.
My love-of-teaching run deep, so of course while Sweet E was here in the summer, I felt we should stay sharp for the upcoming school year.
This is a review of the workbooks we used.
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The Pre-K Workbook (with 417 pages) has hundreds of engaging practice pages to promote mastery of key skills and topics, including: the alphabet, numbers and counting, handwriting, phonics, shapes and colors and much more!
Product Deets (a little more in-depth workbook as Pre-K – except this workbook has 400+ pages):
The Kindergarten Workbook has hundreds of engaging practice pages to promote mastery in key skills and topics, including: addition and subtraction, problem solving, grammar, handwriting, reading comprehension, maps, and lots more.
Sweet E’s and my review for the Pre-K Workbook:
* Each workbook should be approached as a fun supplement and time spent per session kept to 5-10 minutes for the Pre-K group. Less is more, yo!
* Sweet E LOVED the circling activities, the tracing pages and ALWAYS wanted me to read through the workbook.
* The pages are colorful and PACKED full of info and activities. We likey!
* Sweet E WASN’T fond of tracing and writing the numbers or letters (refused, actually!). He preferred to write when it was a secondary activity.
* If you have a kiddo that is already very familiar with numbers and letters, this workbook may be a bit boring for them. Pass go, and grab the Kinder workbook!
Sweet E’s and my review for the Kindergarten Workbook:
* Connect the dots = YES!
* Maze fun = YES!
* Draw lines to match = YES!
* Circling “less” and “more” = YES!
* Next in sequence = YES!
* Color codes = YES!
* Tracing numbers and letters = Plttt! Thumbs down.
* Reading the colorful pages and interacting verbally = YES!
Out of 5 stars, I’d give each book a 4.
Each workbook kept Sweet E engaged and interested.
These workbooks are great for enrichment or to use in homeschooling.
I’ve always looked for ways to make learning fun – for the spark of learning, instead of forced learning- so even for me, workbook stuff can get old quick, which is why I suggest to keep the sessions to small bites.
Overall these workbooks are a fun diversion to ordinary school work. They can work as a rainy day activity to an actual supplement to schooling.
I’m sold and can heartily recommend.
Happy Learning, Littles!