Play Smart Challenging develops the skills necessary for children to thrive in the 21st century, such as solving problems in different ways, independence, and awareness of environmental issues.
**Play Smart Challenging series---2022 National Parenting Product Awards Winner** (NAPPAawards.com)
Play Smart Brain Boosters Challenging 2-3 workbook focuses on the recognition of letters, shapes, and colors to support the development of preschool readiness skills.
In this workbook, children will: 1. Tackle tasks in a variety of ways. Depending on a child’s age, some problems may be a little too difficult. It’s important to encourage your child to approach tasks in different ways by referring to the tips in the “To Parents” section. When a task is complete, your child’s sense of accomplishment will help with their critical thinking skills and creativity.
2. Develop independence while working on tasks. Activities will include tasks related to getting dressed, cleaning up, and helping around the house. When an activity is finished, encourage your child to practically try it. This prompts children to be more aware of their surroundings.
3. Learn the names of animals, food, vehicles, and other things. While outside of your home, ask your child to review the things they learned in the activities. This will not only expand their vocabulary, but also stimulate their interest in the things around them.
4. Think about the environment. The “Go Green Activity Board” is an educational tool designed to help children learn that various living things reside together on earth. This helps raise awareness of environmental issues.
Gakken is the number 1 educational publisher in Japan. Founded in 1946 by Hideto Furuoka, the mission of Gakken has always been to produce fun-first, educational materials for children.
Gakken is well-known to Asian families for its bestselling workbooks. Gakken is also well-respected in academic circles - publishing popular teaching materials for preschools, kindergartens, and primary schools. In addition to its substantial publishing business, Gakken also runs 14,000 learning centers called “Gakken Classrooms” and operates nursery schools - all inspired by the successful formula used in their workbooks.