The dot to dot activities are one of his favorite ones. This also helps the child learn how to form the letter.
Before we got the actual physical workbooks, we received a download version so that we could get started on the workbooks!
My son was so excited. I was too when I saw the pages. It is so familiar and fun and colorful!
Reading K 200 Essential Reading Skills for Kindergarten includes pen control and handwriting practice, which we really need. As you will see in these videos, my son is just starting to learn how to use a pencil and write, or draw.
The workbook has dot to dot and tracing patterns for extra practice learning how to use the pencil.
Here he is doing more practice. We need to practice holding the pencil correctly but he is really enjoying doing his "work".
After some warm up practice, you get into the letters. Everything corresponds with the online program. Your child will learn how to write the letters in the same order that they learn them online.
Since Brently is only 3, it takes us longer to get through the lessons. I am also using the online program with him as well. We are doing the online portion a couple of times before we move on to the workbook. I want him to understand what it is he is seeing and trying to write. If we just did the workbook alone, at this point, he wouldn't know what the letters were.
If he were older and already knew his letters, he could use the book by itself, but we are using it as part of a program.
After he has "played" online several times during the week, we will then go to the workbook and work on the portion that corresponds to what he has just learned.
As you can see in the pictures, and the video below, he has a blast writing his letters. He is so proud of himself!
I have taken extra pictures of the workbook so you can get an idea of what all is in it and how it progresses.
The workbooks even include certificates for when you child finishes each section (map), just like the online program does.
And there is a certificate for when your child completes the whole workbook.
Inside the workbook is also a letter chart. I printed this out on card stock so we could have it out of the book to look at.
I love the workbook and think it is great on it's own, or as a companion to the online program.
My only complaint is that I wish the pages were perforated so that I could tear them out.
Another aspect to this program is Math Seeds. I think my son actually likes Math Seeds better than Reading Eggs! He LOVES the monkey! He thinks it's hilarious.
It is super cute, but it is also a great, fun way for your child to learn his/her numbers, and core math skills.
This is kind of a long video, but it takes you through several of the activities in the beginning of Math Seeds so that you can see what it's like.
Here is a shorter video of another one of the Math Seed activities.
There is a reading program for older kids as well. It is called Reading Eggspress. Now, we are not in this level but my son always trys to do it anyways. (silly boy). I took a video one time just so you could get an idea of what the older program is like as well.
There are 6 reading workbooks and 3 math workbooks. All of the workbooks are $19.95. I think this is a great price for a workbook that will last all year long, especially since the workbook is in all color!
I will definitely be getting the Math Seeds workbook to go along with this program as well!
I am super excited to be able to offer you guys an extended free trial and 10% off any of the new workbooks!
You can click here or on the image below to get your 4 free weeks of the online Reading Eggs program.
To get 10 percent off of the workbooks just use discount code WK10TSNJ22I
Last Year I reviewed the online program for Reading Eggs. Please read it here. I have a lot more information about it there.
Be sure to read what my fellow Crew Mates thought about the new workbooks too!!