Friday, June 28, 2013

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The Bedtime Math Children's Book Incorporates Math into Your Child's Daily Routine

Thank you to Bedtime Math for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon. All opinions expressed are my own.

It is my wish that my children love to learn, and I do as much as I can to make sure they are having fun while they are learning. Math is one of our hardest subjects because “it’s boring”, they say. When I heard of the book, Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck, I was excited to give this method of incorporating math a try. Bedtime Math is a unique book that presents simple math problems along with a paragraph of information on a particular topic. Each math equation comes in 3 levels (Wee Ones, Little Kids, and Big Kids) so there is one for any age of child. Plus, the answers are discreetly placed on the bottom of the page so math-challenged parents like myself don’t have to hurt themselves figuring out the more complicated ones. The book is well written and colorfully illustrated so it makes learning fun.

To give an example: one page has a bit of information about frogs (they are amphibians, born as tadpoles, etc.) and then a math problem for 3 different levels of learners that relates to the frog theme. This simple way of putting math into our daily lives has been very effective! My kids love getting their evening math problems and I love that there are 3 different levels so there is a problem that suits each of them. We’ve had a lot of fun with this book and will continue to use it for a long time.

You can learn more about Bedtime Math  including where to purchase, on their website, This book retails for $14.99, but is currently selling on Amazon for $9.37 with Free Super Saver Shipping.