We love books in this house. Reading books is something that is natural in the house. But there is something about making the reading interactive that draws the kids in and makes them enjoy it that much more. Weigl Publishers has done that! We had the chance to explore with Glaciers, A Lion’s World, and There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant.
My kids were excited to get the chance to read some new books, but when I used the digital code within the books and made them interactive on the computer, they were stunned! They didn’t want to stop. Using these codes, unlocked a new way to read and learn for us.
Glaciers is from the science series “Earth’s Waters.” This book is intended for kids in grades 3-6. I had Ray Ray take a look at this, and he got lost in it. There was so much for him to do when he opened the book in Lightbox. I didn’t even have to argue with him to do the worksheets or quizzes that are included. He was confident in what he read and played around with, that he knew he could do these quizzes.
A Lion’s World is part of the “Eye Discover” series. This book is geared at K-2 grade kids. Little Miss loves animals, so I was excited to show her this book. Using the Eye Discover site with this book allowed Little Miss to see a video to go along with the book. The videos were of excellent quality, and they had Little Miss’ attention more than a page in a book would have.
Finally, we took a look at There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant. This is a fun fiction story that is also geared towards K-2nd graders. However, Baby Girl is the one who loved this book the most.
We had a few weeks when we just weren’t that interested in doing school. Things came up, the weather was too nice, and pulling out the textbooks just didn’t seem like something we wanted to do. Something the kids did want to do was play on the computer with these books. I didn’t argue at all!
Little Miss and Baby Girl had fun listening to the stories, and we were able to talk about what they learned from A Lion’s World. I counted this as their school. Little Miss picked up on so much about lions from watching the videos that were on the interactive book. I loved hearing her tell everyone in the house about them!
Ray Ray had a little more to do. He took about a week to work through Glaciers. I am sure he could have gone faster, but he had fun just doing a page or two and the activities that came with those pages. He even found out that you could type your answers in on the computer, and was upset that I wouldn’t let him do that. We had to work on handwriting somehow!