Gakken Play Smart Workbooks are bestsellers in Japan where 1 million Play Smart workbooks are sold each year, and the books have been enjoyed by tens of millions of children. The winning Play Smart formula:
• Puts the emphasis on fun - so much so, that children have no idea that they’re building important skills while they trace lines and shapes, cut and paste objects, solve mazes, create crafts, and tackle other simple, enjoyable activities.
• Includes parent involvement: Extensive research asserts that young children learn the most, have the highest rates of literacy, and the most developed math skills, and even social skills when there is parent involvement in the learning process. Every single page of the Play Smart workbooks includes “notes to parents” offering advice to help each child progress.
• Has been proven to strengthen kids’ reasoning, decision-making, and concentration skills, which helps them prepare for the classroom - and for life.
• Includes age-appropriate trying, cutting, pasting, and drawing activities to build fine motor coordination and other important skills.
• Uses stickers within the context of certain activities and also as rewards for completed work.