Friday, October 31, 2014

Give Your Child the Academic Edge with Spectrum Workbooks - Review

I received products for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

I believe life should be a balance of hard work and fun. Children shouldn't be so involved in academics that they don't have time for extracurriculars, and neither should they slack off so much in their schoolwork that it affects their grades.

I've found that having academic workbooks at the house are one way to keep my kids interested in learning and mastering skills.

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group has a line of Spectrum workbooks that kids can use to get off on the right foot in several subjects. The workbooks help students practice and master skills, and ease test-taking anxiety.

Emma is in 7th grade and I would like her to be well-prepared when she enters into 8th grade. I received five of the Carson-Dellosa Spectrum Workbooks in the 8th grade level for her. Math, Writing, Language Arts, Science, and Reading are covered within the five books.

Emma has taken a strong liking to the workbooks and has been spending some of her downtime working through them. Each workbook covers a range of topics relating to the subject. For instance, the Math workbook covers Integers and Exponents, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and more. Each chapter has a pretest and posttest; then there's a final test at the end.

Each workbook has been helpful in guiding Emma with which areas are her strengths and weaknesses. They've also helped her prepare for the upcoming school year. She likes solving the problems, and I like that she's sharpening her brain.

Does your child benefit from academic workbooks? What is your child's favorite subject in school?