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.
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.
Mom to three very active girls Anna (15), Kayla (12), Maya (9).
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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