Thursday, June 7, 2018

Highlights in summer to get ready for next school year

Please note I was sent product samples in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions and photos are my own.  
Our little Miss MacchiOTTo rocked Kindergarten this past school year.  She is reading, writing, doing math and we love to see her learning and improving everyday.  So in an effort to prevent the "summer slide" we continue to daily work on all the things she covered in school and a few new things to help her out in 1st grade.  We have signed up for the summer reading program at our local library.  And she has a goal of learning how to tell time and count money before school starts up again.  
One of tools we are using this summer to help her stay on track is Highlights Learning.  I loved Highlights magazine as a kid.  And the brand's newest initiative utilizes their fun puzzles, mazes and hidden picture activities with learning skills of writing, reading, addition, subtraction and more! 

Highlights™ Big Fun Activity Books are broken down into grades: Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.  Each page is an integrated approach that uniquely blends puzzles and practice activities. Includes over 250 pages of imaginative puzzling, humor, and whimsical illustrations that will engage children and help them to build confidence. 
There are also Write-On Wipe-Off Fun to Learn Activity Books feature reusable pages and a Highlights-branded marker (with a wipe-clean eraser) in a hidden wire-o spiral binding that lays flat. My kids love that they can write, draw, and puzzle all over these books, and I like that the books can be used again and again! 

These books have been great for car trips, rainy days, waiting times before and after swim lessons.  I've seen my kids take them outside and use while enjoying the nice weather.  They think the books are fun and I know they are educational so it's a win/win at this house.  
My son uses the preschool books which are great at helping him get ready to print.  There are lots of mazes and dotted line shapes and patterns for him to trace.  He thinks he is doing "school work" just like his big sister.  Each page has brightly colored pictures and studies show puzzles reinforce critical thinking.

Highlights Learning Activity Books and Write-On, Wipe-Off books are available on Amazon.com

Thanks again to Highlights for allowing me to review this product.

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