October 08, 2009,
T.F. asks from Forest Hills, NY on October 06, 2009
Workbook Suggestions for 4 Year Old
My 4 year old just finished the workbook "Brain Quest Workbook, Pre-K, Ages 4-5" and is eager for me to buy her another workbook. She's very interested in doing paper and pencil type activities at the moment. (I can't buy her the Brain Quest Workbook for ages 6-7 one because it's too advanced, you have to be able to read).
Does anyone have suggestions for workbooks they've used and liked that would be appropriate for a 4 year old?
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N.D. answers from New York on October 07, 2009
The drug stores near me have all kinds of workbooks and activity coloring books with mazes, dot to dots, find the difference, etc. Then she can color
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H.P. answers from New York on October 07, 2009
K.K. answers from New York on October 07, 2009
K.H. answers from Utica on October 07, 2009
Congratulations on realizing that your daughter needed more to do than play and teaching her that learning is fun. By any chance are you planning to homeschool?
It doesn't matter it appears that you have another year anyway at home teaching her. Why not try teaching her to read, instead of throwing the idea of the next Brain Quest Workbook out the window. It is working!!! Teaching your child to read in 100 easy lessons is a tool some, homeschoolers find successful, and is worth a try. I am using it as a tutoring tool for a 6 yo. It doesn't hurt them at all to know things when they enter public K. Don't be fooled by that notion! Also I loved the McGraw Hill workbooks, and I saw them at the local School Daze just recently.
Using maze books, dot to dot(both numbers and letters), and of course the library is a great place, but I assume you know that. There are also puzzles, and soduku for kids, & of course don't leave out board games you can play together.
Kids' songs that they memorize is good practice, but the best thing I found was to read to them pointing to the words, filling in the words they know, or the stories where certain things are represented by pictures.
God bless you and give you wisdom
K. SAHM married 39 years -- adult children -- 38,33,and twins 19--- lots of foster kids, and currently tutoring a homeschooling 6 yo.
A.S. answers from New York on October 07, 2009
I've found some really great age appropriate workbooks for my daughter at Costco. We bought several preschool ones there last year for her. My daughter is now in kindergarten and I volunteer in her classroom. She is disappointed that they aren't doing any science so I'm going to be doing a lesson when I go in. I just found this great website that has printable workbook pages in all subjects. They have them from preschool and up: http://www.tlsbooks.com/preschoolworksheets.htm
M.L. answers from New York on October 07, 2009
Try the internet. I found alot of activity sheets for my 4 yo on the internet, plus they are free. Good luck.
T.W. answers from New York on October 07, 2009
My son was the same way, a friend recommended a computer program that teaches them to read which we purchased. He loved it because it was games and he started reading within a few weeks. When he started kindergarten he was reading on a 2nd grade level and is now in 8th grade reading at a junior in college level or shall I say that is where the test cut him off. Anyway I know that the program is still being made so if you want I can ask my daughter what it is called for you. I don't have it anymore, I used it with my next son and then sent it down to a friend out of state who also had the same good luck with it.
T.F. answers from New York on October 08, 2009
That is wonderful that your daughter is excited about learning! Congratulations to you for working so well with her! I was in the same situation as you last year. I could not find another workbook that was advanced enough to challenge my daughters abilities (without me having to be there to read the instructions to her), so I opted for the Think It Through Learning System from Discovery Toys. It was an easy choice for me because Discovery Toys is my business... therefore I am very knowledgeable of our products. Think It Through is a fun learning game full of multiple choice questions that the child answers using the tile system. It builds math, language and science concepts, and also strengthens logic, reasoning and visual perception skills. The best part is that is it self-correcting learning game, which promotes great self-esteem and inspires test-taking confidence by providing fun, meaningful practice for standardized test-taking. My daughter is now 5 and LOVES to play with this game. Think It Through Learning System is for ages 4 through Elementary School, and is sold exclusively through Discovery Toys. You can view (and order if you'd like) the Think It Through Learning System with the links listed below. It is available as individual book-sets or age appropriate bundles for ages 4-5 and 6-7,
or for the most value, as a complete set for ages 4-7.
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I hope this helps, and good luck with your search :)