Growing up, my mom was really big on education. She would always have my sister and I do workbooks and read over the summer. This helped smooth the transition back to school so we weren’t struggling through the review stage. We still had plenty of time to enjoy our summer and the workbooks were actually fun and helpful. Now, I continue the tradition and have my son do workbooks during the summer as well. Amazon has plenty of options for workbooks for kids
We focus on subjects like math, spelling, and reading comprehension. Plus, we try a few fun alternative subjects that aren’t commonly offered in school. Whether you’re homeschooling or just looking for a way to keep your kids busy, engaged, and learning, the best place to find good deals on workbooks is Amazon.
1. School Zone Big Workbook Series
The School Zone Big Workbook series is a best seller on Amazon and it’s great for kids going into preschool through first grade. These workbooks are colorful, interactive, and easy to follow along with so the assignments will keep kids engaged. The preschool workbook, in general, helps kids develop their pre-writing skills before they dive into writing numbers and letters. The workbook pages are also easy to tear out and placed in page protectors so you can use some of the lessons again.
2. Disney Workbooks
What kid doesn’t love Disney characters? I’m not afraid to say that I still love Disney movies and characters. Disney’s collection of workbooks is perfect for teaching your kids concepts like addition and subtraction, time and money, phonics and reading, and more.
Each workbooks is filled with short lessons as well as games and activities that are led by your child’s favorite characters. The workbooks also come with reward stickers which is a great way to encourage your child. Plus Amazon has a great deal where you can get all 4 Disney Workbooks and over 1,800 stickers for just $12.95. You can’t really beat that!
3. Learn to Read
Learn to Read is a sight words and phonics activity book and it’s one of the best reading Amazon workbooks for kids ages 5-7. I’m a firm believer that kids should get ready to read around these ages and start learning sight words at a minimum. My son struggled with reading at the end of first grade and we had to do a lot of catch up over the summer so it’s best to start early with a workbook like this.
This book also includes word recognition drills along with fun puzzles and games using magical creatures like unicorns, mermaids and dinosaurs.
4. Cursive Handwriting Books For Kids
Teach your kids how to write in cursive this summer with this workbook. Writing in cursive is fun and something new to kids but it does require lots of practice. This workbook is appropriate for kids in grades 2 through 5 and it starts out by prompting kids to learn cursive writing with illustrated dot-to-dot exercises for guidance.
Kids will also learn how to write lower and uppercase letters in cursive before they start to put it all together and practice writing words and phrases. Another great thing about this workbook is that it’s reproducible so parents and teachers may make copis to reuse the sheets in class or at home.
5. Brain Quest Workbook Series
Brain Quest is one of the best series of Amazon workbooks for kids boasting a 4.5-star rating on the site and over 300 reviews. I like these workbooks because they are very grade appropriate and each assignment builds on the next.
Each book also contains lots of hands-on activities and games along with plenty of illustrations. Brain Quest has had their workbooks vetted by award-winning teachers and carefully designed to appeal to kids’ natural curiosity.
Parents can follow right along easily and help explain lessons and check over the work.