Play Smart Workbooks

Shape Little Minds with Gakken Play Smart Workbooks + GIVEAWAY! Ends 7/30

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Summer may fly by for us but it really is a long time for the kids. They have a ball riding bikes with their friends and going swimming, but it really is a long time to be apart from their education. I like to try to encourage my older kids to read and every year, I try to pick up workbooks to do with the younger ones. Then, we use them for our homeschooling preschool sessions during the school year. With hundreds of different books purchased at this point, I can say with complete honesty that the Gakken Play Smart Workbooks are the best fit we’ve found for our toddlers and preschoolers.

Play Smart Workbooks

Play Smart Picture Puzzlers are workbooks packed with all sorts of activities, more than 110 colorful stickers, and a wipe-off game board. You’ll see matching games, mazes, spot-the-difference, plus drawing, counting, and more! They’re separated by ages: 2, 3, and 4. I really appreciate the age two books especially because I feel like we haven’t found many workbooks that are geared toward this age or at least didn’t work well with this age group. The activities in these books are vibrant and simple enough for my two year old to understand but enough to challenge her a bit. Color the rest of this shape, put a sticker on the right answer, they start out with such easy to follow directions. If you’ve ever met a toddler, you know that they’re still learning how to follow directions so they need to be very basic and clear. These are PERFECT for my toddler!

Play Smart Workbooks

The Picture Puzzlers include stickers not only for some of the activities within the book but also as rewards. I find that reward stickers are fantastic for encouraging my little ones to keep doing their best. There are ice cream cones, baseballs, lions, all kinds of cute stickers to keep the incentives going! And it absolutely works!

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The Play Smart Wipe-Off Workbooks are packed with colorful, fun activities for the kids! I love that we can wipe off the lesson after we’ve finished because I’ve found that repetition is great for these little ones so I’ll do the same lessons again in the future. Each book comes with a wipe off marker that has an eraser on top and opens with a lesson idea in the front. They start off simply enough for my two and a half year old to understand, like learning to draw a line and counting. Then they advance as far as studying the numbers, how to write them, and where they fit. I find that the variety in the workbooks really helps to reach the different levels of learning in the kids. I’ve been using the Play Smart Wipe-Off Workbooks with my two, four, and six year olds and they’re all really enjoying it. My six year old is a big fan of the puzzle books!

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Overall, we are extremely thrilled about the composition of these Play Smart Workbooks, the Picture Puzzlers and the Wipe-Off. The content was clearly put together by someone who has or has worked with young children. Not only has it been a great way to keep the little ones’ minds rolling through summer, it’s going to be perfect for homeschooling preschool. I’ve been looking for something like this especially for toddlers for years. This school year, I will be home with only my two year old and she’s very intelligent. I want to be able to work with her before she starts school. These books are exactly what I’ve been seeking out for her! I can honestly say that the Gakken Play Smart Workbooks will be the primary makeup of the next three years of my daughter’s homeschool preschooling and I’m really excited about it!

Play Smart Workbooks

You can purchase Gakken Play Smart Picture Puzzlers Workbooks for $6.99 each.

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One (1) winner will receive a set of Gakken Play Smart Picture Puzzlers and Wipe-Off Workbooks! Giveaway open to US only. ARV over $100! Ends 7/30.

*The Quirky Mom Next Door received the above item(s) in exchange for our honest review. All opinions and experiences are our own only. Open to US only. Must be 18+. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway ends July 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). One entrant per household/IP address. Winner(s) will be chosen at random by Giveaway Tools. Winner will be notified via e-mail and must reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be shipped from sponsor unless otherwise noted. The Quirky Mom Next Door is not responsible for prizes lost or damaged in transit. This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.

77 thoughts on “Shape Little Minds with Gakken Play Smart Workbooks + GIVEAWAY! Ends 7/30

  1. I would love to win this prize for my toddler. He would love to do the books while I am doing school with his older siblings. He wants to be just like them:-)

  2. These would be perfect for my 2 1/2 year old! Especially since he is home all week, I can take all the help I can get to help him learn

  3. Got 4 grandkids 3 and under who could all benefit from this prize – they would love to feel “grown up” with homework!

  4. This would be amazing for my 2 granddaughters that are 4. It would be a great help in preparing them for kindergarten next year.

  5. I would love to win for my almost 4 year old grandaughter. She knows her colors,numbers to 11 and she loves to color

  6. I’d love to win this for my boys! They are almost 2 and 4 years old and i think this would be perfect for them.

  7. I would love to win this for my 4 year old daughter. We are trying to get her to be more and more prepared for Kindergarten (even though she still has a year to go here in Alaska)!

  8. My son Victor will be attending pre-school in the fall. I would love to get him started on these workbooks. They look great!

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