Collins Easy Learning

collins easy learning

Those who follow me with any frequency will know we are considering home educating the children, and that they’re not in nursery. I’ve been keen to try to help the children to learn and have skills that would be equivalent to their peers, should we decide to go down the traditional school route. With that in mind a few months back I picked up a workbook from the Collins Easy Learning range. I’m not entirely sure where or when I picked it up, but I’d left it in amongst the colouring and wipe clean books with no real plan about when we might use it. (there are affiliate links in this post)

the collins easy learning range are great for encouraging pen control and learning

However, Mr D spotted it a few weeks back and was keen to take a look. He really enjoyed doing it (it was the Counting one that we were working through) and he was keen to complete a double page spread in one go, colouring in the star at the bottom until he reached the end of the book and gained the certificate.

collins easy learning

Since Mr D has been doing these workbooks I’ve noticed a real improvement with his pen control – he can write a good few letters and numbers clearly and with relative ease.

collins easy learning

There are quite a few in the series of books, including:

  • Starting School,
  • Reading and Rhyme
  • First Phonics
  • Counting
  • Writing
  • Shapes, Colours and Patterns
  • Maths
  • Numbers
  • Phonics
  • Size and Measurement
  • A B C

We were kindly sent the range to review and we have been working through them together bit by bit. I’m keen to never make it feel like work, so we seem to go through weeks where the children want to do their ‘learning books’ each day, and then can go a week or so when they don’t show much interest. Both these are fine because when they do engage with the books they’re learning and I’ve noticed a big improvement in Mr D’s pencil control. Miss E too is increasingly engaged and I’ve noticed some real developments with her and her ability to count and use certain descriptive phrases.

I have been really impressed with these workbooks, they engage the children and they are split into bitesize sections which the children can dip in and out of

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13 Comments

  1. sarahmo3w
    7th November 2016 / 06:27

    These sound really good. I think books like these often feel like fun to kids – just like a puzzle book or a colouring book – and they don’t realise they’re actually learning. It’s great to hear that the books are helping with the pencil control!

    • 7th November 2016 / 08:07

      yes and fun has got to be better than work? thanks for stopping by x

  2. 7th November 2016 / 07:00

    We used some of these books too and I was very impressed with how much learning is involved and how much fun the activities are.

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    • 7th November 2016 / 08:07

      yes they are not ‘workbook’ like at all – anything that makes learning seem like a game has got to be a winner x

    • 7th November 2016 / 08:06

      they really are – they’ve had so much fun with them x

  3. serenityyou
    7th November 2016 / 10:14

    I love getting my kids learning books. I don’t think they have any collins ones though #Readwithme

    • 7th November 2016 / 10:50

      they are great and if you look on the book people site they often have great offers on them too x

  4. 7th November 2016 / 15:59

    We use learning books a lot! They’re a great, fun way for kids to learn. This one sounds great for little ones 🙂 #ReadWithMe

  5. 9th November 2016 / 21:02

    My daughter is hoping to home school too so this is really interesting. I’ll send her a link to your post. Thanks for sharing
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  6. 11th November 2016 / 19:58

    We’ve not got many books like this yet but my 4yo does really enjoy trying to write letters and numbers so we might look at getting some of these. Thanks for sharing #readwithme

    • 11th November 2016 / 20:03

      they are really good and my oldest just enjoys dipping in and out of them x

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