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I have purchased a few of these types of work books and this is by far the best one I have purchased. There is a little map that you get stickers for after completing each page and so my kiddo looks forward to putting the stickers on the map. I also think a color printed workbook is so much more fun to do than the black and white ones. We tried some of the other black and white printed ones and they were a bit of a struggle to get through. My kiddo is going into second grade so I purchased this one to keep ahead and it is a bit advanced for her. I am teaching her words like precipitation and the different types of measurements which she has not learned in school yet. I’m ok with it bc I want her to have an easier time in class and be familiar with some of the topics she will be learning. Basically if you want a review book, purchasing their current grade will probably be best. It’s so great I’m contemplating purchasing another workbook from them. My only gripe is that the stickers are so tiny it’s a pain to peel off and this workbook would be perfect if they could make the stickers just a bit bigger.
Being a covid year, my 8 and 10 year old grandkids didnt have the opportunity to finish the school year, so I bought these books for them to do during the summer. We found them to be challenging and difficult, requiring a great deal of instructional support and encouragement for them to get through the levels. They are NOT aligned with common core standards at all. That being said, the educational value is great- it keeps them thinking and problem solving, and gives me just what I need to pull them away from video games. They love the idea of earning stickers to put on the charts, however it would be more satisfying if the stickers were bigger and more colorful. We started on August 1st- there's no way they'll finish the books before school starts. However I feel that doing as much as we can will give them a considerable head start. I will most likely order them again next year.
I had to really think about how many stars to give this book. It is a great book. My kids just finished 2nd grade and the loved it. The issue is that they loved it so much that they did it in one day, probably about a total of 5 hours. The goal was to have something they could do throughout the summer to keep their brains sharp. I think it was at the appropriate grade level for a review of 2nd grade but it was easy and engaging enough that they already finished them. So 5 stars for a great workbook that my kids enjoy doing, but 2 stars for the length and complexity because they finished them so quickly.
My 7yo daughter likes this book due to the quest element, and moreso for the sticker incentives. I have had to help her with some of the assignments so far, but nothing major, mostly reminding her of things she was taught this past year.
I really like the format of the book and the brain boxes that reminds us of topics we may have forgotten, and I love the space theme.
Overall, I think this book will be a big help in getting my daughter protested for the coming school year.
My daughter has really enjoyed the map and sticker aspect of this book. It has encouraged her to do more than I asked on several occasions. It does seem to be grade level appropriate, though a bit on the easy side; we supplemented with a math book that was less fun. My only complaint is that the stickers are easily torn and bent, which took a lot of the fun out of it.