This is a review post. I received this item in exchange for my honest review. Below you will find just that, my honest review.
Some days we just don’t want to do school. On those days, all we want is a break, but mom still wants learning to happen as much as possible. This is doable when we pull out some fun Dot-to-Dot books to work on. These last two weeks, Ray Ray and I have been working on We Are Connected Dot-to-Dot Philadelphia. This book is also available as part of Timberdoodle’s 11th Grade Curriculum Kit.
There are 23 puzzles covering 30 pages in this book that guide us around the Parkway Museums District in Philadelphia. Yes, I said 23 puzzles and 30 pages. There are some puzzles that span 2 pages! We love a good challenge, and this book sure provided that for us in a fun way!
This is not a book to hand to a beginner, with the smallest puzzle going all the way up to 152 and the largest going to 1690! But this is a great book for those who love to spend some time away from the screens and create something fun by drawing a few lines. This is recommended for ages 8 and up and while Ray Ray does enjoy dot-to-dots, this was one he had more fun looking at the pictures after I had done them.
Not only do we get to relax while doing these fun puzzles, but at the back of the book, we have a beautiful description of what each puzzle is when they are done. This allowed us the chance to check out the pictures in further detail and add some history to our fun.
Also, at the beginning of the book, we find a friendly welcome that introduces us to Philadelphia and the Parkway Museums District. Again, this was an excellent way to work in some other learning besides just doing a dot-to-dot.
I have really enjoyed sitting down and doing these dot-to-dots. I have found that using a ruler, as suggested, should be done if you want to make these look nicer. I also like using a super fine tip rolling ball pen vs. a pencil. The pages are thick enough that my pen did not bleed through like on regular paper. The results were enough to make me slow down and take my time with the pen. I was very impressed with the results!
If you are looking for a fun way for you or your child to relax and learn some fun history facts along the way, this dot-to-dot book from Timberdoodle is a great way to do just that!