Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Spelling Book for Animal Lovers!

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Spelling is a major weakness in the Crunchy House. We always joke that they invented spellcheck just for us. 
I knew that I wanted the kiddos to have a better way. I did not want to have spelling words that they write and test over like I did in school. I wanted them to enjoy learning them. Enter Sarah and her amazing books! The Thinking Tree has done it again! They created this cute little book for my animal loving kiddos to help them learn spelling! 

The day that Popper received 100 Words to Read, Write, and Spell he was stoked! He read page after page to anyone who would listen. He showed us all of his favorite pages, and there were a lot of them! 
The next morning he started asking to start school at 7:30 am. We usually don't start until 9-9:30 ish. He spent the next hour coloring and reading his new spelling book!

The animals that are in the book each have a little poem that go along with them. Then a page where you fill in the missing words, which also happen to be the spelling words.

There are pages to color the animal and their food and habitat. These have prompted many Google searched to learn about the animals and their lifestyles. I found out from Sarah that this book was created by her older daughter, Anna, for her younger daughters. They love watching Wild Kratts and wanted a book about the animals on the show. I guess that means we will be watching more episodes to help educate us on the animal of the week! 

This is probably my favorite part. Popper can color in the letters of the spelling words. I love this idea! He gets to be creative while learning to spell!

Towards the back of the book there are pages for extra writing practice. It helps reinforce the words.
A little further back there are places for them to draw pictures of the animals and write stories about them. 

This book is so fantastic! The littles have been begging for their own copy. Their favorite part is the size. It is a purse-size book! It fits so well in their little hands. They love all the pictures of animals that they can color. 

You can get your's today! Just click the link below!


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  1. I love this little book. I may order it for my 7 year old when she completes her fun schooling spelling journal.

    1. I am amazed at how well my kiddos like it! I hated spelling, this is such a relief!

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    1. Thanks! I think so too! Smiling over school is a very welcomed change!

  3. We just ordered this book for my youngest son this week. He seemed excited to give it a try (I had him look through the Amazon preview pages with me)

    1. It's pretty fantastic! I'm going to have to order 2 more for the younger ones! All 3 love it!