The boys are back in school now and wow, that is such a huge change from the 24/7 family time we had. It was nice, don’t get me wrong, I loved being with them and having them with me, BUT, the constant need for them to be engaged in an activity OR constant bickering was not cool. Most days were great and they are at an age where they can entertain themselves, but I had to be proactive at what, exactly, they were using for entertainment. No one wants their kids to be stuck in front of a video game or TV all hours of the day, but there needs to be options for screen-free activities. Before summer began, we set limits for screen-time and I wrote out an extensive list of activities that they could do to avoid being “bored.”
We were sent a box of Tinker Active math and science workbooks. These are MUCH MORE than books with tons of worksheets in them. They are full with bright colors, exercises, some practice sheets, different ways of practicing simple facts, activities, and hands on projects!!
Every few pages, you will see a project page, as shown below. It shows what materials and tools you will need to complete the project, and precise instructions on how to do so. This one is about the plant life cycle:
My kids DO love projects, but they also love mind stretching activities. The 8 year old loved this math activity:
The boys enjoyed the Paddle Play craft, which was so easy to make and provided hours of entertainment!
Tinker Active workbooks are aligned to Common Core State Standards and are an excellent supplement to schoolwork or at-home study. They are packed with curriculum-based exercises designed for all learners (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic).
With its focus on tinkering, making, and engineering, these workbooks equip the youngest readers with essential STEM knowledge and skills, while teaching critical ways to engage with and explore the world, all through screen-free activities!
Once your child has completed the workbook, he or she can unbox a collectible magnet hidden in the back cover! Kids will love discovering and proudly displaying it with the included poster.
A TinkerActive Workbook typically retails for $12.99. Here’s where to find them!
Don’t miss this! Feed the Piggy Bank free printable for beginning math!