Letts Wild About range – review and giveaway

We love wildlife here as you’ve probably realised by now.  You’ve also probably gathered that Monkey isn’t the biggest fan of schoolwork.  Whilst I don’t want him doing hours of homework, I am keen to explore anything which whilst helping him learn, he will perceive as fun!  The Letts Wild About range which have been launched today, fits the bill perfectly. They offer a range of activity workbooks suitable for children from pre-school, through to Key Stages 1 and 2.

With Monkey being in Key Stage One and needing some help with his spelling and maths I knew which books would be the most helpful for us.  We received the Letts Wild About Maths for children aged 5-6 years and the Letts Wild About English – Phonics and Spelling, aimed at children aged 5-7 years.

Letts Wild About range

The Letts Wild About range provide curriculum based activities alongside fun facts about wild animals in a bid to make learning a little more fun.  As well as the various activities and animal fact files, each 32 page book contains a quick test based on the various topics covered and an Explorers Logbook so children can track their progress.

Letts Wild About range

In the Letts Wild About Maths book we received the topics covered vary from ordering numbers and writing them down, to multiplication, division, fractions and it even looks at money.

Monkey has been struggling a bit with his maths at school, and I think this book is going to really help him over the next couple of months as he prepares for Year Two.  The expectations for his year group is going to be so much higher with the changes to the curriculum that have recently come into force.  Anything that we can use at home to work alongside his school work has to be a good thing.

The questions are clearly written and there are lots of examples to help children as they learn.

Monkey was so keen to get started with the Letts Wild About English – Phonics and Spelling book, that he couldn’t even take his coat off when he first looked at it!

Letts Wild About range

He loves his phonics and tests me regularly, but with Monkey, getting him to write anything is a challenge.  But he’s really taken to this activity book and doesn’t see it as ‘work’ at all.

This particular book covers topics such as vowels and consonants, decodable word, double vowel digraphs and silent letters, to name a few.

We visited the Zoo when we were in Portugal recently and have looked through these books to find the various animals we saw, and then read up on each of them. Monkey sees them as fun activities and we’ve spent time looking at them whilst waiting for meals in restaurants and I’ll be taking them with me when Monkey and I fly to Spain in a couple of weeks.

The quick test at the back of each book gives children a chance to see exactly how well they’ve understood each exercise and they can tick off each topic in their explorer’s logbook as they work through the activities.

Each book in the Letts Wild About range is priced at £3.99 and there are up to 9 books available in each age range.  We can certainly recommend them and you can find out more about the range on the Letts website.

disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned and received compensation in exchange for our honest thoughts on this range.


I’ve teamed up with Letts to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a set of 5 Letts Wild About workbooks tailored to the age of winners child – preschool/KS1 or KS2. (examples shown below)  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win – good luck!
Letts Wild About range

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only. The prize is a set of 5 Letts Wild About workbooks tailored to the age of winners child – preschool/KS1 or KS2.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 31st July 2016 at midnight.

Set of 5 Letts Wild About workbooks for either Pre-school, KS1 or KS2

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

137 thoughts on “Letts Wild About range – review and giveaway

  1. Key Stage 1 as my daughter starts Year 1 in September. These look great to work with at home. Many thanks for running this really useful giveaway.

  2. I’d like to win prize, I have nieces and nephews. Age range varied, all the children are fond of animals. The older children could benefit from a treat and some support for their studies. great prize.

  3. I would love to win for my grandchildren my grandson is 8-9 and granddaughter is 3-4 so probably the ones age 3-4 because my grandson would love helping his sister learn

  4. Preschool would be fantastic to help get me started with my little boy. I try to make learning as much fun as possibe at his age so these Letts books look perfect. x

  5. I have grandchildren from the age of three so could use any of the age ranges. Would have to ask their parents to choose which ones.

  6. I’d give it to my 8 year old twins. They are starting year 4 in September so I think 9-10 would be perfect for them.

  7. For my Grandchildren probably the 5-7 age range for my Grandson as I’ve already bought some 3-5 year old ones for my Granddaughter.

  8. My son is just about to enter Year 6 and is struggling a little with reading comprehension assignments. We’d need KS2

  9. Who would you like to win these for and what age range would you need? l’d like to win these for my grandson who is at KS1 please and thank you

  10. our five year old son is homeschooled so this would be absolutely perfect for us. Thanks so much for the opportunity

  11. Our eldest has just finished reception and will start year 1 in September but his younger brother starts reception so to help either of our boys would be great, KS2 I’d imagine would be the most useful set

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