Letts Wild About workbooks – Review & Giveaway

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 . . . )

Each page starts with a quick age appropriate explanation of the subject area to be covered, which Ben had no trouble reading, then a number of activities to check understanding and practice those key skills.  The answers can then be found in the back of the book – meaning that if you’re not completely confident in your own Maths skills (especially as methods are often very different to the way we were taught ourselves) you don’t have to worry too much!

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!

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57 Comments

  1. July 25, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    My little boy is already wild about learning but we do like to get outside and learn whilst we explore too! x

  2. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    July 25, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    oh I love educational magazines with a bit of fun involved

  3. July 26, 2016 / 8:07 am

    I am lucky My son loves learning different things and always asking lots of questions so he finds interesting

  4. Samantha walker
    July 26, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Always make learning fun when learning something new

  5. Tracy
    July 27, 2016 / 8:33 am

    Make it fun… always. Children learn while they play and in my opinion, that's the best way to introduce learning something new.

  6. July 27, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    we try to make things fun play games and do quizzes the kids love it

  7. Anonymous
    July 28, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    We have hedgehog houses in our garden and I teach them about the wildlife and we film them and see what they get up to overnight. They are in decline so it is important to help our spikey friends! (@PeanutHog)

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