School Workbook Reviews: Phonics, Handwriting, Sight Words, Kindergarten, and First Grade

Reviews of FIVE workbooks for children to learn Reading, Writing, and Basic Math during Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade.  Keep reading to see all Five workbooks!
My First Learn to Write Workbook by Crystal Radke
My First Learn to Write Workbook: Practice for Kids with Pen Control, Line Tracing, Letters, and More!
by Crystal Radke

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

This adorable book is the perfect way to teach children to write their letters and numbers. Starting with the simplest tracing of lines and shapes, this book provides pages of writing practice for little fingers all through the alphabet and numbers. There is even a Certificate of Completion at the back of the book!

The colorful illustrations will engage the attention of young writers, and there are games and simple puzzles to solve. The lines for tracing are large, so that a child could use a crayon or marker in the beginning as they learn to trace the lines and hold a pencil correctly. Continue reading

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NonFiction Review: Student World Atlas

National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition by National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition 
by National Geographic Kids

5 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

This atlas is full of amazing maps and information! It’s got pictures and factoids and terrain and history, all with colorful lines and photos and interesting little details.

I like how the book is divided up by continent. It makes it easy to find what you are looking for, and to see how countries that border each other have a lot in common. It has maps that compare the economics, life expectancy, refugee statistics, climate and precipitation, and population of the various countries in each continent and region.

There are maps showing the most prevalent languages on earth, the biggest cities, the most culturally diverse areas, the central religions, how the world grows and exports food, energy, and mineral resources. There is even a map showing the different types of world maps, and how a globe can get distorted by being projected onto a flat surface. Continue reading