Children’s Book Review: Preschool Activity Books

Horses and My Preschool Workbook

Today I’m sharing two activity books perfect for preschoolers who love to learn. Both of these contain fun activities, coloring activities, and puzzles to engage your child’s brain and help prepare them for school.

HORSES!

A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids

By: Valerie Deneen

Published: December 17, 2019

Publisher: Rockridge Press

Activity Book

A child who loves horses would be giddy with this activity book! The workbook starts with a page for your child to answer questions “All About My Favorite Horse and Me”. My great-niece is five and loves all things horses and loves riding her horse with her mom and sister. I can’t wait to pass this activity book on to her. She is the perfect age for this activity book with some easy pages and some that will be more challenging.

Something I love about this activity book is that it teaches while offering a fun activity. In a word search for different parts of a horse, it also gives the definition of each word. The coloring pages share different bits of knowledge about horses that go along with the picture. There are pages to spot the differences, pages to finish the drawing, mazes, and connect-the-dots. There is an answer key at the end in case your child can’t finish a puzzle on their own.

Sixty pages of fun activities for elementary-aged horse lovers will keep kids busy for hours. They will be learning while having fun!

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My Preschool Workbook

MY PRESCHOOL WORKBOOK

101 Games & Activities that Prepare Your Child for School

By: Brittany Lynch

Published: November 26, 2019

Publisher: Rockridge Press

Activity Book

As a child, I loved activity books, like the Highlights magazine that came in the mail or activities that were in the newspaper. I frequently purchased activity books when our kids were younger to keep them learning throughout the summer and on weekends and to help prepare them for school.

This workbook is full of bright colors to grab your child’s attention and make the pages look fun. Themes like colors, letters, numbers and counting, shapes and patterns, and sight words will prepare your child for preschool.

Children are expected to know a lot more when they start preschool than when our kids were younger. Preschool is now the old kindergarten. One of the best ways to prepare your child for preschool (three or four-year-old preschool) is by reading to them every single day. The second best way is by having activity sheets and workbooks available to them. Even just one sheet a day or focusing on one theme a week can make a HUGE difference in their preparation for school.

I’ve subbed in preschool and kindergarten classrooms and am always surprised by the number of children who have never held a pencil or colored in a coloring book. Even more kids have never used scissors or tried to cut on a line. So, the more you can do at home to prepare your child, the better off they will be in the classroom setting. Obviously, academics are not the only thing to be prepared for. Helping your child learn to take turns, share, and be kind is just as important for school readiness.

Tracing letters and numbers, coloring, and identifying letters, shapes, and patterns are included on the pages along with pictures of adorable animals, characters, and kids. The kids on the pages are engaging in regular activities like taking the dog for a walk or watering the flowers. I know my great-niece will have a blast filling out the pages of this activity book. There is an answer key at the end in case your child gets stuck. Lynch, a former teacher and now a curriculum author, knows exactly what kids need to be prepared for school and how to make learning fun for them.

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Thanks to the publisher for sending copies of these books for the purpose of this review. If you choose to make a purchase through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.

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