For as much as I detest workbooks, I know their value when it comes to teaching my kids their lessons. Since I’m not overly fond of them we have Workbook Mondays in our house. Every Monday the kids go through and do their workbooks for each subject. I have to admit for them it tends to make them learn their lessons with complete ease. Judging by how well they do on their workbooks, I know how much time I have to spend on each subject matter for the week too.
When I was given the chance to review Spectrum® workbooks I was completely thrilled because I knew they would present the material in a different manner. Honestly, I figured they would be more challenging for the kids than what they are getting from their school books.
I was right. These workbooks make my kids have to really think about what they doing instead of going through the routines of being able to answer questions in the same format with just more advanced words. Since we started using Spectrum workbooks has added some more surprises into lessons.
I relish the fact that for the lessons in Science for example, they take the information and turn it into a story for the kids to read. Then they answer the questions using the story they just read. It’s a more engaging way for kids to learn in my opinion. I appreciate the fact that they also give kids the chance to do some type of research or experiment at the end of most lessons too.
All of the workbooks we got to review are made to give kids the chance to master “state standards-aligned lessons.” They are not meant to be used as workbooks to teach the kids the subject matter at hand, but rather as tools of enrichment. I can testify to the fact that these workbooks offer a lot in each one.
Spectrum® Series offer over 60 titles for Pre-K to Grade 8 which are up to date to meet current state and national standards in the key subjects like Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and even test preparation. I personally can see why this series has been trusted by parents and teachers for over 15 years.
Which subject workbook would you try from Spectrum® for your child?