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Summary: Everything you need to help your child with writing letters and recognizing letter sounds; counting and recognizing numbers in grouping are found in the chapters. There are also other subjects like money and time. This is a workbook for kindergartners
Type of Reading: playtime reading, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 7; read yourself: 9 and UP
Interest Level: 4 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child loves writing letters and numbers, and playing the word and matching games. S/He balks when it comes time to draw the suggested item ... particular when more than 10 are required.
Adult Reader Reaction: Like the Preschool workbook the progressive structure and concise lessons are packaged perfectly for helping but not overwhelming a child.
Pros: Whether you are introducing a subject or need extra worksheets to help a child with letters or numbers, you will find exactly what you need. The methodology makes it easy to use without becoming burdensome to the child or parent.
Cons: For children (like ours) who try to EXACTLY imitate the letters and numbers, you may have conflict with what they are teaching at school. Type fonts for the number 1 have flags, but a single line may be all that is required. Ditto for the number 7 and its small flag in front.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a well-designed program that offers similar activities to those you child will see in school. This is great for summer to help with retention or to build skills, and is also a nice complement if you need some extra work at home.
Educational Themes: The practical design for the workbook make it easy to use for teaching and preparing young children for school. The "Assessment" page at the end of each chapter offers ideas for checking comprehension, as well as complementing the learning with activities that go beyond the worksheets.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book series, interactive learning, literacy, math