Nat has a super competitive streak. He’s very aware of his siblings’ existence and abilities, and despite being 4 yearns to be learning what they learn, knowing what they know and doing what they do.
If korkor can build a Lego set from scratch, so can I, says Nat.
If Becks is learning phonics, I can learn phonics too. Hey everyone, hear me sound the letters. Annie Apple says ‘Aaa’, says Nat.
If korkor is learning how to volley, I can also do that. All he needs is to teach me what he learns in tennis, says Nat.
Look, Mama. I can spell and write my name! says Nat.
This boy is one eager beaver, I tell you. Whenever we visit a book store or any Popular fair, my eldest asks for construction toys (?!?!), my daughter wants stationery and my youngest begs to buy activity books. He wants to be tracing, playing maze puzzle games and colouring.
Imagine his happiness: activity books filled with fun games of helping animals find their way through mazes and tons of sticker fun. There’s counting involved and lots of animals (too cute!) to be amused by page after page.
There’s even a guide for parents on how to use the series to teach useful skills to your child.
See how much fun he’s had, and how focused and serious about his learning he can be, tracing with his fingers and holding a pencil:
After every page of fun, all I got was a beaming face and an earnest boy asking to do more.
Activity books like these are my go-to resource to minimise screen time. Being engaged in one of these also help the little ones develop a sense of confidence that they are building new skills – all those peeling of stickers help to develop hand-eye coordination; the maze puzzles help train concentration and pencil control; the adorable animal characters can inspire a child to start drawing (or copying) and best of all, a child spends quality time with his mama!
It’s a great alternative to giving a child a tablet or mobile phone and it encourages a child to learn enthusiastically through fun ways. I know for sure that Nat loved every minute working on every page.
My only complaint was that his fun ended too soon and I have to start ordering more of these to keep his enthusiasm going!
More details + discount code + GIVEAWAY (yay!):
The Gakken Go-Go series activity books are available on sale at the following stores:
- All Popular Bookstores
- Play ‘N’ Learn (FREE SHIPPING for Motherkao readers/followers)
- Openschoolbag (USE GAKKEN10 for a 10% discount when checking out)
You can also download the digital trial version (IOS only) on https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/gakken-go-go-educational-interactive/id1091487932?mt=8.
And just for Motherkao readers, Gakken Asia Pacific is giving 4 activity books to 4 readers* of this blog, just so you can experience the fun in learning through the Go-Go Series.
Simply log in to the Rafflecopter app here:
*T&C: The Go-Go Series is suitable for ages 2 – 6. Your details will be collected by Gakken Asia Pacific for the purpose of delivery if you win. Whether Gakken Asia Pacific sends you the book of your choice or randomises a selection is completely up to the company’s discretion.
Disclosure: Nat received 3 activity books from the Gakken Go-Go Series for the purpose of this review. He’s been having lots of maze-puzzle and sticker fun ever since. All opinions here are Motherkao’s own.