My reluctant reader, my little artist, my highly-distractible, seven-year-old girl-child fell in love with I Can Doodle Rhymes by Travis Foster. With it she worked on her handwriting, decoding and doodling for a solid two hours.
Then my nine-year-old with dyslexia caught wind of her excitement and wanted to try too. After a quick sibling argument over which pages she would be permitted to have, she too happily doodled and filled in letters and read quietly to herself for a while. Then my five-year-old son realized he wanted in on the fun. So the girls designated some pages for him to try, and he sat down and worked.
Then he declared the book his. And my girls began to complain that the book was theirs, and I ended up having to remove the activity workbook from the situation before it escalated further.
Let me reiterate — my kids of varied ages were actually fighting over the same workbook: one that helped them with fine motor skills and phonics. I can assure you, we will be purchasing more of these books from Timberdoodle soon.
They worked independently and gained confidence. We whole-heartedly recommend it for any young kid who loves to doodle!
We received this book for free from Timberdoodle, but my opinions in this review are 100% my own.