This is a review post. I received this item in exchange for my honest review. Below you will find just that, my honest review.
We love to take a break from our everyday school from time to time. But, while we may not have lessons open in front of us, I always love to make sure the kids are learning in some way or another. We have had the chance to check out The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Mini Travel Newspaper Volumes 1-4 from Monkeying Around. These books were perfect for us!
What It Is
We received the first 4 books of the 8 in the set. These are small, 5.5 x 5.5 inches, and paperback. They are just the right size to be able to throw them in my purse for on the go fun. There are 40 pages in each of the little books and the style of the puzzles vary from page to page.
What do I mean by the style of the puzzles? Are they not dot-to-dots? Yes, they are, but there are actually different styles of dot-to-dots. There are the regular dot-to-dots, but there are also Odd/Even numbers, Stars, No Dots, and Sets of multiple lines.
Having these different variations to the puzzles keeps my kids, and myself on our toes as we go through the books.
How Did We Use It
There is no right or wrong way to use these books. We took them with us when we went to Dad’s doctor appointments. They are 1.5 hours away, so there was plenty of time to do some puzzles in the car. We have also used them in place of math lessons for the day. It is not often that we would do that, but there are some days when we just wanted something different to do.
Ray Ray has claimed one of the books as just his. He loves to do the dot-to-dots as he gets ready for bed. This is a great way for him to wind down from the electronic use during the day. I love knowing that he is having fun and doing something creative before bed.
Little Miss is at a younger age and had a few issues following the different styles. Once I explained them to her, she picked up on them quickly. She still likes the normal dot-to-dots but will be able to use the other styles when she has to.
What We Thought Of It
We are in love. The size of the books was perfect. There was no large number of dots, I don’t think they even went over 200 dots. This made it easier for younger kids. The actual size of the book was also nice. They were easy to carry around with me and didn’t take up a lot of space. This meant we were able to bring them with us on more occasions.
Guess what I have for you? I have a giveaway and a coupon code! Yes, you heard me right, a giveaway of the four books we reviewed, and a coupon code for 30% off anything in their store.
First the coupon:
Use coupon code: DTD30HHS This will give you 30% off everything in the DOTSTORE. This code is good until October 26, 2018. These make great gifts, so get yourself started on some holiday shopping!
Second the giveaway:
This giveaway is for 4 Books: Greatest Dot-to-Dot Mini Newspaper Vol 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each of these books will be autographed by the author, David Kalvitis. This giveaway is open to any US address. This giveaway will go until October 24, 2018. Enter right here:
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