Synopsis from Scholastic:
Fun and engaging activity pages that reinforce reading, writing, phonics, grammar, math skills, and more, and prepare kindergartners for first grade! From the editors of Weekly Reader.
Give children a head start in school! This collection of colorful, fun-filled activity pages is designed to reinforce skills through engaging activities. With more than 100 curriculum-based pages—arranged in a progressive, 10-week format—targeting vocabulary, reading, writing, phonics, grammar, math, and more this book will help prepare kindergartners for first grade. A summer’s worth of great learning from the trusted editors of Weekly Reader.
About: Weekly Reader: Summer Express – Between Grades K & 1 is a children’s workbook provided by Scholastic Teaching Resources, an imprint of Scholastic, paperback, 144 pages. It was published on 1/15/17 under a series of Weekly Reader: Summer Express for variety of age groups. This particular workbook is intended for children ages 5 to 6 and grades K to 1. Scholastic’s mission is to “encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.” Please see below for more information about Scholastic.
My Experience: I have my 5 year-old son started working on this Weekly Reader: Summer Express for grades between K & 1 starting on 5/13/17 and finished it on 6/4/17. This workbook is an excellent learning tool! I love that my son spends his free time working on this workbook instead of watching too much cartoons because it helps prevents learning loss and prepares him for kindergarten. My son also worked on a workbook for grades PreK & K, please see my review of it HERE. We are a big fan of Scholastic picture books and free online printable exercises. I love how this workbook is designed. It makes learning fun, such as the image above, doing math on a rocket ship! How cool is that?
This workbook is organized by week, with 10 pages of learning each week. It is designed to have your child work on 2 pages a day and each day, your child will earn 2 stars for the completed lessons. At the end of the week, your child will have completed 5 days of lessons or 10 pages of learning activities and will earn a weekly completion certificate. Each week is separated out by colors so that it’s easy to keep track when the week ends. There are a mixtures of math, reading, writing, phonics, and vocabularies in each week. I love the reading comprehension at the end of each week. The way this workbook is designed is fantastic because it helps practice your child’s learning habit to stay consistent from day to day and help enhance his/her interest in learning.
As a parent, I really enjoy sitting down with my son and helping him work through this workbook. My son doesn’t play video games because I rather fill up his sponge minds with facts and learning as much as I can. I love workbooks such as these because it makes learning exciting. Each page is filled with different activities that it feels like they are playing a game. I highly recommend parents to invest on this workbook or similar ones because as the saying goes, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” and kids’ minds are always open and ready to absorb. Scholastic has many workbooks for all ages. Click HERE to check out your choices. It’s learning without feeling like doing the work. Your kids thinks they are playing games when in fact they are actually learning, it makes your part in enhancing their knowledge a lot easier. I want my kid to excel and workbooks like these helps a lot because I work full-time and I just don’t have the expertise and energy to make learning fun for him. Therefore, I highly recommend you to give it a try. Your kids will love you for it!
Also, wonderful news I would like to shout out is that my son will be attending magnet school in the fall. This school teaches one level above. He will be in Kindergarten but will be learning first grade level subjects. I strongly believe that these workbooks made a difference in his learning skills and knowledge. I do recommend parents to give your kids these workbooks instead of video games or toys or movies and/or excessive playtime. This workbook has fun activities too and learning can be fun!
Pro: fun learning activities, makes learning more like a game than work, illustrations, many areas of learning: vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, math skills, etc, colorful stickers, completion certificate by week and at the end of the book
I rate it 5 stars!
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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Scholastic for providing the opportunity for my son to learn and for me to review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.