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.
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.
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!
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!
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.