We’re finally on our last week of summer vacation. The kids aren’t really ready for back to school but we plan to just roll with the punches once school starts next week. All summer I’ve been working with the kids to keep them engaged and learning while at home. It’s easy for kids to forget a lot of the information they learned during the summer when they are at home. We make sure they are reading every day and even printed up some worksheets for their grade levels. Summer is all about fun and learning can be fun as well, especially when kids don’t realize they are learning in the process.
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Our youngest is entering Kindergarten this year and there are so many things he has to do to get ready for his first year of full-day school. Last year we worked hard on helping him with spelling his name and mastering letters and numbers. We had picked him up some workbooks at the beginning of the summer to help him with writing and he loved using them.
Moms Meet and Odd Dot Books sent me a shipment of workbooks to review and my youngest two have been loving them. I like that they promote tinkering and learning in a creative and fun way. Our box even included fun activities for the kids to work on as well. You can check out my unboxing on Instagram TV.
TinkerActive Workbooks are designed to build your child’s fundamental math and science skills while inspiring them to try new things, discover new skills, and imagine new possibilities. Vetted by award-winning educators and aligned to Common Core State Standards, they are an excellent supplement to schoolwork or at-home study. Packed with curriculum-based exercises designed for all learners (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), TinkerActive Workbooks are a surefire way to encourage your child’s love of learning.
About TinkerActive Workbooks
- TinkerActive Workbooks contain comprehensive, curriculum-based exercises that are paired with robust interactive tinkering, making, and engineering projects. This combination enhances the child’s ability to learn and remember essential problem-solving skills that they can use in classroom settings and beyond.
- They tap into the most popular trends in K-12 education through play-based learning, project-based learning, and tinkering.
- Once your child has completed the workbook, unbox a collectible magnet hidden in the back cover! Kids will love discovering and proudly displaying it with the included poster.
- The magnets are designed to look like embroidered merit badges with images of characters from their book.
- The TinkerActive MotMots, friendly, fuzzy creatures of all shapes and sizes, guide kids through each skill and project in a fun and effective way.
- With its focus on tinkering, making, and engineering, these workbooks equip the youngest readers with essential STEM knowledge and skills, while teaching critical ways to engage with and explore the world.
Our TinkerActive Workbooks were in two subjects, Science and Math. They also have an English workbook as well. We received the workbooks for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade in our box. On the back cover of each book, it highlights excatly what’s covered in the book so you know ahead of time what your child will be learning. I also liked the focus on STEM projects. In each book, there are lots of opportunities for the kids to participate in projects that are fun and educational.
Projects include a list of materials, the steps to build the project, opportunities to get more familiar with the items, and directions to complete the projects. We really enjoyed the Science workbooks because it was fun for us to try some of the projects listed in the book. Odd Dot Books did a great job making sure all the activities were age-appropriate. That means our Kindergartener could easily use this workbook and enjoy and our 2nd Grader could use the workbooks and not be bored.
The badge the kids earn at the end of the book is a very nice incentive to keep them going, but I promise you that will all the different activities and projects in these workbooks they won’t even worry much about the magnet at the end. The sticker sheet at the back is another great way to track your progress in all three books.
These books are durable and made the last. They have proliferated pages and a nice hardcover on the back. It’s not flimsy of held together by staples with pages that easily rip from the book.
If you’re looking for some fun workbooks for your kids this school year be sure to check out TinkerActive Workbooks by Odd Dot Books, they can be purchased anywhere books are sold. You can also purchase them on Amazon and if you purchase them on Amazon be sure to leave a review letting them know what you thought about the books.