Preschool is so fun! They learn every day. They love learning and, most of the time, if they have older siblings, they CAN’T WAIT to “do school” like their big brothers and sisters. Such is the case at our house. The little one loves school time. So, having the opportunity to give her her own school books is a BIG DEAL. And Developing the Early Learner from Timberdoodle fits the bill!
Developing the Early Learner books are a series of 4 books that progress your child through. They include:
Each book works on basic skills that children need to develop like perception skills, auditory, visual, and motor skills and comprehension skills. The lessons are short and designed to keep the child’s attention. Because let’s face it. our little ones have a VERY small attention span.
There are almost 250 exercises crammed into these 4 books. The are easy to use and the kids love them. Did you know that 75% of a child’s IQ is developed before the age of 7? That’s why it’s so important to give our little ones a good start. These great Developing the Early Learner books are a great way to do just that – give them a solid, appropriate start.
You don’t need to spend hours a day on these activities. A little time and a crayon and your child is off developing that brain power. My 3 year also thinks she’s pretty hot stuff “doing school” with her siblings.
And these aren’t just for homeschoolers. These would be great for any parents wanting to spend a little quality time with their toddlers and preschoolers giving them a solid start on their education. Not forcing them to learn things they don’t need yet but doing fun activities that develop the brain the right way.
There is a progressive sequence of the activities as you move through the workbooks. Each book also has a diagnostic progress chart included so you can track your child’s progress. As the child passes an activity, they are given an X and if they do not they are given an O. This allows you to easily track where improvement and more time on an activity are needed. Since this is a learning phase, passing is considered 75-80% on each activity.
There is no skipping around the book. The activities are in order and are mixed up to keep variety in the activities so the child doesn’t get bored. Additionally, they are manageable lessons, only required 10-15 minutes each time, which is very doable for your young learner. The books include an answer key at the back of each book which further discusses the type of skills being worked on and how best to “grade” the activity to understand whether your child has grasped the concept of the skill or not.
My 3-year old really enjoys doing her Developing the Early Learner workbooks and I look forward to continuing them and seeing her progress.