After reviewing Gakken Play Smart books last year, I requested more of them. Often times, my daughter would pull them out independently and happily work on them. For me, this was a win-win. While her fine motor skills are still developing, it is beneficial for her to have a workbook to dabble in during the summer months without pressure to learn material. This is why I think Play Smart is incredibly successful in our home.
I was thrilled to learn they expanded their series with the new Picture Puzzlers books. For each age range (2, 3 and 4 years old), there are two Picture Puzzlers. They bring children more activities that invite them to think critically about differences in images, solving puzzles, drawing mirror images, cutting paper and writing! We are happy to include in our summer brain gain project.
The Summer Brain Gain
Play Smart Books Giveaway
Offers Challenging Activities
Each page of the book is different offering young children unique challenges. From page to page, the tasks change as do the supplies. On one page you may need scissors or a pencil or a crayon. She doesn’t have the repetition of the same activities so she is always curious what the next page brings. This summer we are incorporating the NEW Play Smart Picture Puzzlersbooks that bring fun and engaging activities.
Encourages Parental Involvement
Gakken encourages parents to become actively involved as children are completing the pages. When parents are engaged with this activity at age 2 or 4, it reinforces to young children that learning is fun and supported. The instructions are brief and offer parents suggestions of how to involve children and promote critical thinking skills at a young age.
My daughter’s favorite part of completing a page is placing a small sticker on the right hand corner to indicate she finished her tasks. While this seems simple, for small children it is a moment of pride. The reward encourages them to complete the entire book which is why my daughter keeps returning to work on the books!
Here is a video previewing the Picture Puzzlersbooks as well as some words from her on why she enjoys them!
Play Smart Picture PuzzlersWorkbooks from Gakken were recently released on Amazon and are a complement to their existing books or can be used standalone. Gakken is the publisher of top-selling workbooks in Asia which has an emphasis to put fun first in learning. The workbooks can begin as early as two years old and have three different types of books: Early Learning, Brain Boosters and Skills Builders (School Skills for 4+).
The previously released Play Smart books include Brain Boosters, School Skills, and Skill Builders each sold for less than $7 (prices vary) on Amazon. For children ages 2, 3 or 4, the Picture Puzzlers books come in two options which is animals and based on their age will vary whether it is color and shape, vehicle or 1-2-3.
We are excited to partner with Gakken to offer our readers a chance to win two Play Smart Picture Puzzlers books so your children can also have a summer of fun brain gain activities!
Here are the rules and conditions for this amazing giveaway:
Participants MUST live in the United States.
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The contest will run from June 18 through 12am on July 2.
The winner will be announced on July 2.
The winner will receive the prize directly from the Gakken.
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