DK's 10 Minutes a Day workbooks are based on one of the most effective learning strategies - little and often! Covering Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 5, each workbook not only supports Canadian curriculum requirements with dozens of quick exercises but also includes a digital timer that kids will love playing "Beat the Clock" with.
Here five parent bloggers explain why this series works for the whole family!
1. Short bursts of learning = less stress (for everyone!)
Set the clock and off you go! Young children benefit from learning in small doses. DK's 10 Minutes a Day workbooks are the perfect introduction to key subjects including spelling, vocabulary, and math. Spending just 10 minutes a day learning with these workbooks not only improves children’s key skills but also is really enjoyable for both parent and child.
My daughter loves starting the timer. She sees the timer count up and knows she won’t have to do hours of homework. She also likes timing how long it takes her to do each lesson.
2. These workbooks motivate kids to learn
It’s amazing what you can achieve in 10 minutes. With plenty of games to make the time fly by, 10 Minutes a Day workbooks ensure that there’s never a dull moment for parent or child when learning how fun spelling and vocabulary can be. The books include a funky orange timer to test your child in exciting "Beat the Clock" exercises. This is a great way to encourage your child to focus on the educational tasks and games.
I love that these books span 2 grade levels for the younger grades. The built-in timer, firmly glued to the back cover, but easily accessible, is another huge bonus. This gave each of my kids a great deal of autonomy to work on their own. And for parents like me, for whom it has been a LONG time since I have had to remember exactly what vertices are on 3-D objects, the answers in the back of the book are a great help.
3. They reinforce subjects taught at school
The 10 Minutes a Day workbooks are the perfect at-home reinforcement for subjects learned in school. The books include a “Parents Notes” section, providing the answers and advice on helping your child reach their potential as well as guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls. The workbooks provide an opportunity for parent and child to team up and learn, while having fun.
We like using the Math Made Easy 10 Minutes a Day workbook series that covers Canadian curriculum requirements from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 5 based on one of the most effective learning strategies, doing a little bit but often. "Beat the Clock" exercises develop quick mental math, including recalling the all-important times tables. I like that these books make math fun for children and allow us to review concepts taught at school for only 10 minutes a day.
4. These workbooks just work!
Watch your child’s vocabulary, math, spelling, French, and many more skills expand and grow as their confidence flourishes. With the help of DK's 10 Minutes a Day workbooks, your child is sure to be a hop, skip, and jump away from enjoying learning - and maybe even their homework!
Math Made Easy 10 Minutes a Day: Grade JK-1 provides quick exercises in math for Canadian children. The book includes a 10-minute timer; the boys LOVE pressing the button and checking the clock. They also love that each page is a single task with full interaction and it’s been fun for the whole family. Using topics like animals, birthday parties, your family, and more, it’s been a great experience to work with this book.
Math Made Easy 10 Minutes a Day: Grade 4 started off with the easier math problems and slowly advanced as our son made his way through the book. We had to help a little bit but it was a great confidence booster. He hasn’t made it through the book (it is quite big!) but we are working on two pages a day.
Math skills are so important to practise on a daily basis as each lesson is based on the previous one and a child can quickly become lost. Supplementing short lessons at home is so important and these books made it easy for us as parents!