As a mother that plans on schooling my children at home, I’ve been researching and collecting all sorts of curiculum and school supplies! There are many great home school resources available to let you know what things a child should be taking on and when. We’ve been doing a bit of preschool here and there during the Summer but plan on jumping full in this Fall. It’s hard to believe that school will be starting back in a matter of weeks here in Oregon!
A few work books that I happened upon this year for my three year old daughter and highly recommend are those by Gakken! I currently have Let’s Create and Let’s Get Ready. And I’ll have to say that both of these books are a hit with my daughter. The colorful illustrations are fun and have characters kids find friendly and inviting!
Each of these books include “Good Job” reward stickers. My daughter loves picking out one for herself to place on her daily activity lesson page. There’s a wipe clean activity board in both books that your child can use over and over again. There’s a note to the parent section listed with each lesson that instructs you how to guide your child in proceeding into the lesson. Between both books, activities include counting , mazes, tracing letters and numbers, matching, coloring, connecting the dots, folding paper, cutting and gluing paper and sticking stickers on specific places on the page, and much more!
I do like that these books mix things up making them fun and exciting! Lessons get a little more challenging as your child goes along but are explainined well enough as to not fustrate and discourage. These books are nice and durable and can withstand wear and tear extremely well! I like that you can choose to use crayons or a pencil. I tend to like to use the chunky bigger things for my child. Speaking of tools to use, there’s even information on how to hold a crayon or pencil correctly!
I can’t say enough about the Gakken workbooks! These are ideal for teaching fundamental skill sets needed for success in the classroom. I am already planning on getting the rest when my daughter is ready for them grade wise. For instance the next book I would be purchasing would be Let’s Learn recommended for 4-6 year olds. They sell Let’s Get Ready & Let’s Create at Amazon for less than ten dollars each and both are eligible for free super saving shipping.
Highly recommended! *****Disclaimer: I was sent one of the books mentioned about for review and the other I purchased myself. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.