Letts are synonymous with high quality educational resources – from text books in the classroom to revision guides and workbooks to use at home, Letts can be trusted to be there every step of the way through your child’s education.
Already at home we have used a range of Letts Workbooks including First Counting & First Words – the bright colours and age appropriate tasks were appealing to both Ben and Chloe when they were younger and I remember them being keen to whizz through and do the whole book at once!
Last week, Letts introduced a new range of titles to their already impressive collection. The Wild About series supports the new National Curriculum and covers English and Maths topics throughout the primary age phases from age 3-5 (Nursery / EYFS) to 10-11 (Year 6 / Upper KS2). Carefully designed by qualified teachers to make Maths and English super fun and engaging, these books are designed to support your child in developing and practising key skills which should already have been learned at school.
I love that the books are clearly labelled as to the age they are aimed at as not every parent is confident what school year / key stage their child is in! (Particularly if, like in Ben and Chloe’s school, the classes are randomly named after jewels or the start the juniors in “Class 1” – it can get really complicated!)
As soon as Ben and Chloe saw their new Wild About workbooks they were keen to get started! Chloe is just finishing Reception and turns 5 this month so she was sent the Age 5-7 Addition & Subtraction book, whereas Ben is just finishing Year 2 and will turn 7 later this month so he has the Age 6-7 Maths book. I expected, based on the age ranges of the two books, that Chloe should find her book quite challenging and Ben to find his much easier.
The books are brightly coloured and packed with interesting facts about wild animals and the maths activities are often (though not consistently) linked to the animal featured on that page – for example in Ben’s Maths book the section on “Statistics” is all about rain fall in the rain-forest and the number of katydids on a school field (apparently katydids live in tropical rain-forests and woodlands all over the world – I’d never even heard of them!)
Ben’s Maths book covers a range of mathematical topics and rather than start from the beginning of the book and work through, he chose to dip into Fractions – mainly, I think, as he felt confident doing them so he knew he wouldn’t have to think to hard! (Ever the stereotypical boy . . . )
Just in time for keeping those brains ticking over during the summer holidays, I’m offering you the chance to win a set of five Wild About workbooks tailored to your child’s age range!