Just curious, as we are finishing a few of their books and I was thinking of getting something different to change things up a bit. This year, my almost-10 year old has used Balance Math Level 1, Dr. Funster's Word Benders and Spelling DooRiddles, B1? Ds1, age 7, has been using Spelling DooRiddles A1. I think they're fantastic!
I've been looking at Balance Benders (beginning) and maybe Word Roots.
I'm also interested in suggestions for a 4-5 year old who wants to do "homework" when his older siblings work on things.
My 5YO loves MindBenders and Building Thinking Skills so much. She gets really excited when she sees a MindBenders puzzle in one of her workboxes. HTH
Both kids have enjoyed "Building Thinking Skills". My oldest LOVES Balance Benders-- she will do them in her free time for fun. I also love MindBenders, but I have my kids draw the grid on separate paper so we can reuse those puzzles with the next in line. The Mindbenders is the only one I do that with.
I also used the book for building visual skills. I think it was good at helping my younger with some visual discrimination things.
The only thing I really hated from them was their complete Language Arts book for grade 2. It was such a waste of money for us. I was really disappointed in it.
We didn't care for Editor in Chief either, but that was because we ordered it a bit prematurely. DD didn't have the grammar skills in place to be able to find the errors. It was frustrating. So, I put it away and will pull it out when our skills are more developed.
Thanks! Okay, I ordered some materials last night, including Mind Benders and Balance Benders. I was on the verge of ordering the "Building Thinking Skills for ds2, but the price put me off. He is only 4 now so I was looking at the PreK book, but even when he's 5 and doing Kindergarten-level work is "Building ThInking Skills" really that much better than your average, $5 activity book from Target?
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