Thursday, May 23, 2019

TinkerActive Workbooks: Kindergarten Science
[Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway]

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Tinkeractive Workbooks blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I'm really happy to share my thoughts on this workbook with you! 

Title: TINKERACTIVE WORKBOOKS
Author: Various Authors & Illustrators
Pub. Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Odd Dot
Formats: Paperback
Pages: Differs per workbook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, TBD

Tinker, make, and engineer to learn through play! With TinkerActive Workbooks, learning leaps off the page and into the real world. Start with interactive and entertaining exercises that cover the essential kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade, math, science, and problem-solving skills. Then, apply what you’ve learned in exciting hands-on tinkering, making, and engineering activities that utilize only common household materials. Plus, the charming cast of characters, the MotMots, guide kids through every new concept with cheer and humor. Once you've completed the workbook, unbox a collectible magnet hidden in the back cover!

Vetted by award-winning educators, TinkerActive Workbooks are designed for all learners. They build your child’s fundamental math & science skills AND inspire them to try new things, discover new skills, and imagine new possibilities.


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I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

My son and I both really love the TinkerActive Workbook, and have enjoyed completing many of the activities over the last week! He would actually ask me when we could choose a new activity from the book, instead of me trying to coax him into sitting still for more that five minutes. Since I received this for review, I let him randomly select the activities instead of starting from page one. I wanted to see what the workbook offered as a whole, and this method worked really well.

In addition to having to draw his thoughts, which is something he isn't used to doing, the TinkerActive Workbook includes many different experiments. They require very few materials, and most were items we already had around the house (water, paper, cotton balls, etc.). My son stumbled across an experiment for a small tornado, which was perfect after all of our storms last week. After receiving a tornado warning on my phone, and having to explain what that meant to him, he's been a little less impressed when he sees massive amounts of lighting and hears thunder that can also be felt. We used this opportunity to learn more about tornados, and what conditions allow them to form. It also provided him with an educational way to make one for himself, and we had a blast with the entire process!

I also really like how this workbook is formatted. The back is made like a children's board book, which meant we weren't confined to the table when we used it. It traveled in the car, to restaurants, the library (I always keep activities in my bag in case we have to wait somewhere), and the thicker backing really helped. Also, the pages are perforated, so we could easily hang up the activities he was proud of on the fridge. Although, I think he would have preferred putting stickers (included at the end of the workbook) on every available surface!

I know there's a magnet included at the end of the workbook, but I haven't made my son aware of that fact. I think it will make a nice little surprise once we've worked our way through the entire thing! Besides, we always need more magnets.

We've used a lot of workbooks in the past, and this one is a new favorite. We are really enjoying the activities, and I like how everything is presented. The TinkerActive Workbook was made to be used, and touches on a wide variety of materials. I'm already looking forward to future activities with my little loves. If you have children, even if they go to school, this is an excellent workbook to have around the house!

Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive their choice of one of the TINKERACTIVE WORKBOOKS, US Only.
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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/20/2019- Lifestyle of Me- Review- 1st Grade
5/21/2019- The suburban lifestyle- Review- 2nd Grade
5/22/2019- The Pages In-Between- Review- Kindergarten
5/23/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review- Kindergarten
5/24/2019- ⒾⓃⓉⓇⓄⓈⓅⒺⒸⓉⒾⓋⒺ ⓅⓇⒺⓈⓈ- Review- Kindergarten

Week Two:
5/27/2019- 100 Pages A Day- Review- 1st Grade
5/28/2019- Wonder Struck- Review- 2nd Grade
5/29/2019- BookHounds- Review- 1st Grade
5/30/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Spotlight- All Workbooks
5/31/2019- Little Red Reads- Review- 2nd Grade 

6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun workbook for the younger kids. I love that you made a tornado together! :)

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    1. There are a lot of awesome experiments in this one! I love that he can do most of it himself, and really only needs me to observe for safety purposes. :)

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  2. That sounds like a great activity book for kids.

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    1. It is! I'm already looking at buying the other workbooks in this series.

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  3. I loved how you reviewed this with your son and that you both had so much fun with it!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. When I read/review a children's book, I like to get a child's opinion in addition to my own. I make sure to ask questions and see how they feel about something, since it's a book or activity that's supposed to be geared towards them. We have fun with it!

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