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Why Elementary Workbooks Are Effective Learning Tools

Young children have the capability to learn at a rapid pace. In a sense, children are learning machines, constantly acquiring new knowledge as they see, feel, listen, discover, bang, talk, run, drop, poke, sing, rummage, break, and interact. At the same time, early learning develops the neurological connections in a child’s brain, which shape their ability to learn for years to come. Because of this, the early years of education are integral to the future intellectual development of a child.

As scientists develop a better understanding of how children learn, methods of teaching are becoming more effective than ever. Many methods being developed are groundbreaking in their approach, yet some can also be costly. Interactive television, DVDs, and websites can all be engaging and effective resources, however, they can be expensive and therefore less accessible. One way that many parents find effective and economical is elementary workbooks.

Preschool and kindergarten were once the places where children learned the most basic aspects of math, reading, and spelling. Children are now expected to have a basic understanding of the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes before they begin school. Workbooks can be used to teach these basic skills before children enter the classroom. Workbooks can also be used to test skills learned in school, reinforce skills during summer vacation, or even teach new skills to keep children ahead of the pack.

By using a pencil and paper, skills are learned more effectively and concepts are reinforced. When looking at elementary workbooks, important factors to consider are the clarity of instructions and sequencing of skills relevant to the school’s curriculum. The best elementary workbooks provide simple instructions and are organized to parallel the lessons taught in most schools.

The best workbooks are also more than just educational; entertaining characters, games, and puzzles make them fun for children to complete. After all, learning will come naturally when it is an activity children enjoy. When children develop a passion for learning at an early age, they will have that thirst for knowledge the rest of their lives.

School Zone Publishing Company’s elementary workbooks are designed with all of these elements in mind. As a result, School Zone has seen the success that only top-quality workbooks can bring. Coupled with multimedia CDs and online programs, School Zone Publishing’s workbooks provide a full sensory learning experience for children.

School Zone Publishing Company is a leading provider of educational products for preschoolers through sixth graders. Since 1979, this family-run, Midwestern-based company has sold over 315 million educational workbooks, learning card sets, and software applications. Trusted by teachers and parents, School Zone leads the industry in quality content at affordable prices.

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May 16, 2010 Posted by | Elementary Workbooks, Reference & Education | , , | Leave a comment