As the youngest of 11 kids, my 4-year-old has turned preschool independence into an art. Not wanting to ever feel out of the loop, despite my protests, she insists upon being a “big kid” and “doing school” with her siblings.
As someone who is a huge proponent of the “better late than early” philosophy, I’m going to admit that searching out curriculum for a 4-year-old was something I never thought I’d be doing.
Instinctively, I immediately looked for more hands-on learning activities, but my daughter made her preference very clear:
She wanted a math book, and she wanted it NOW.
(I received this product for free and was compensated for writing this review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
That’s when I came across Discovering Learning Math Subscription.
What’s this fun math program all about?
If there’s one thing I was certain of, I did not want a math curriculum that utilized the drill and kill method. I want to keep math fun for my kids!
Discovering Learning Math Subscription was a fantastic option for me because it includes all of my favorite math book musts:
- It’s simple. (Not easy, mind you, but to-the-point)
- It’s engaging.
- It doesn’t go overboard with dozens of math problems.
I ordered Level 1 for my daughter because that is what is recommended for children between the ages of 4 to 6. She has been diligently working through the first workbook (This is a monthly subscription, so that means one workbook per month.) Some of the concepts she’s covered so far include:
- Writing numbers
- Patterns and shapes
- Telling time
- Counting change
Not bad for a 4-year-old, right?
What are the benefits of this math program?
This math curriculum caters right to my daughter’s independent spirit, in that it is accompanied by a separate answer key that is not for the moms to use, but the kids! As if that weren’t enough to empower my little firecracker, these workbooks arrived with an adorable pen for my daughter to use when correcting her own work.
I think she has as much fun giving herself stars as she does doing the math. 😉
Each of the pages is so colorful and inviting that I’ve had difficulty getting her to slow down and not do so many in one day. (I do have eight other children to homeschool, after all.)
This workbook also encourages hands-on learning, and if you know my kids, anything that provides a way for them to incorporate Shopkins into their lessons is a winner.
I do want to add that Discovering Learning Math Subscription isn’t just for preschoolers. It goes all the way up to Level 5, which is for ages 10 to 12, so if you’ve got an older child, they can still get in on the fun!
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