Have you heard of the Life of Fred books? I invested in the first ten elementary school level Life of Fred math books after hearing about it from several blog friends and my sister. They were recommended to me as a great way to introduce kids who love reading and stories to various mathematical concepts. As it turns out, I’m glad I made the investment. Math problems are set up through cleverly entertaining stories, and then clearly explained answers are given at the end. My kids LOVE these books! The above photo where they are all reading them (or “reading” in Anna’s case, but there are a few illustrations for her to enjoy) is a scene I have woken up to several times this summer. They are fun to read out loud, too! We enjoy the story and then work together to solve the problems.
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There are new Life of Fred beginning readers and language arts books in addition to the math books. Have any of you read them? I would love to hear what you think! If they are anywhere near as entertaining as the math books, I am sure my kids would like them.
Learning and Fun for Kids Aged 5-12
Here are some great activities to try with your kids this week:
Aluminum Foil Picture Frame from Planet Smarty Pants. Who knew aluminum coil could look so pretty?!
10 Math Activities using Toy Cars from School Time Snippets
What activities do you think my kids would enjoy? Please link them up below! My cohosts and I feature our favorites each week, and we may also pin your post to our popular After School Activities board on Pinterest, or some of our personal boards!