My mother was a teacher, so she had a gift for making learning fun. After school and especially on rainy weekend days, we’d do all sorts of enjoyable activities. I realize now that many of these activities were actually educational. But at the time, I just thought of them as “play.” And that’s how learning should feel.
I recently had the chance to review the new line of Pre-K through Grade 4 Brain Quest Workbooks. These colorful workbooks are jam packed with games, activities and exercises your kids will actually enjoy. The Brain Quest Workbooks reinforce what your kids are learning in school in an entertaining way with language that’s easy for kids (and parents) to understand. There are even stickers at the back of the book to use as rewards.
As you prepare to send your kids back to school, now is the time to brush up on skills that might have gotten rusty over the summer. For example, Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3 includes a pull-out “Times Table” poster and lots of exercises to ensure your rising 4th Graders remember their fractions, decimals, mulitiplication and division. The exercises were designed by experts and teachers to be developmentally-appropriate, so you won’t need to worry about overwhelming your child.
Since preschools vary so widely in quality, the Brain Quest Workbook: Pre-K is a must-have for kindergarten readiness. The organized exercises will help your children learn their ABCs, 123s, shapes, colors and more. There’s even a colorful fold-out “Alphabet Letters” poster for your child’s room. If you have older children, they might enjoy playing teacher and helping their younger sibling with the Pre-K exercises.