With 3 teenagers here who have just completed GCSE's, AS levels and A Levels, we are well aware of Letts and have a library full of their revision guides. This is the first time that we've looked at Letts Workbooks for younger children.
The Wild About Workbooks are designed to engage your child and encourage them to work through activities while learning about their natural world. We were sent Wild About English: Grammar & Punctuation, and Wild About Maths: Times Tables for my 6 and 7 year old boys.
All of the workbooks tie into the national curriculum, and are banded by age, both of my boys fitting into the same band at the moment.
All of the workbooks have a similar format, with Practice Activities featuring Wild Facts and Fact Files, a Quick Test, Explorer's Logbook so that your child can track their own progress, the all-important correct Answers, and finally a Certificate when the book is completed.
The activities are varied and interesting and, at the 5-7 stage at least, didn't require too much writing or large chunks of reading. There are lots of illustrations, photographs and other images, and some great facts about a huge variety of wildlife.
The space given for children to write their answers is brilliant. My 6 year old is not yet very neat, and did not struggle to fit his own answers into the boxes. Each page has just a few short activities, so it isn't daunting for a younger reader.
My boys were a bit reluctant to have a look at first, we have a clear distinction between school and home, but I opened the books and they were soon too nosy to ignore me...and in fact, they both got their pens and pencils out.
They were both able to complete the first few tasks in each book, and the English workbook was considerably harder for my 6 year old than his 7 year old brother, but they both really quite enjoyed the maths. This is spot on with their current levels in school, and lack of attention to instructions on the part of my youngest. Slowing down so that he doesn't miss details is one of the things he needs to practice.
The activities are sometimes slightly different to what my children are used to, but straightforward enough. We now know my 6 year old never read the very clear instructions and my 7 year old won't waver from them. Where there is different wording it expanded their vocabulary and understanding. Being able to understand and explain a problem in a different way are skills our children will need in order to achieve their full potential in school.
There are more than 30 Letts Wild About Workbooks for children throughout Foundation and Primary School, aged 3-11. The books have an rrp of £3.99 (32 pages) for children aged 3-7 or £4.99 (48 pages) for children 7-11.
Letts have a brilliant prize for one of my readers. The winner will receive a set of five Letts Wild About workbooks tailored to the age of their child.
To enter the giveaway use the Gleam form below. You can find out more about Gleam (and see my other giveaways, including more children's book giveaways here..). The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will end at midnight Sunday 31st July 2016. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form.
Letts Wild About Workbooks Bundle Giveaway (age ranges from 3-11)