Product Description Get ready for first grade and keep learning skills sharp all summer with this innovative activity-rich curriculum-based workbook. Organized week-by-week and aligned with state standards, kids will love the puzzles that make skills-practice fun plus the bonus pull-out Hidden Pictures progress poster, fun reward stickers, award certificate and the extra activities that they can take outdoors. Expertly crafted to combat "summer slide", The Big Fun Summer Learning Workbook (K&1) will give kids a head start on their upcoming school year. This book provides the right balance of review to keep skills sharp and a preview of what's to come, and features a wealth of Fun with a Purpose® puzzle-based activities. The book also includes ideas for simple ways to extend the learning through fun outdoor activities. Includes: Alphabet practice Sight words Vowels and consonants Colors Shapes Numbers Addition Subtraction Sequencing Science PLUS -- a bonus pull-out progress poster, reward stickers, and a Certificate of Achievement! Winner, Family Choice Award Winner, PAL (Play Advances Language) Award National Parenting Seal of Approval Winner, Teachers' Choice AwardPAL (Play Advances Language) Top Ten Pick Review “Kids will love the puzzles, poems, stories and more that make skills practice fun. Expertly crafted to prevent ‘summer slide,’ the Summer Big Fun Workbook will give kids a head start on their upcoming school year. It provides the right balance of review to maintain skills, and a preview of what’s to come. The varied content will appeal to kids with a broad range of learning styles. Humor and colorful illustrations keeps kids absorbed longer, which helps them develop persistence and attention to detail. Great for homeschoolers, too.” – Family Choice Awards “Parents often ask what they can do to keep kids’ skills sharp over the summer. Highlights’ ‘Summer Big Fun Workbooks’ are chocked full of activities targeting skills aligned with school standards. . . Let Highlights take the worry out of the summer slide as you enjoy some special learning time with your child!” – Sherry Artemenko, Playonwords “While the book series we reviewed is admittedly called SUMMER Big Fun Workbook, the reality is that it is a brilliantly fun and educational book that you and your child can play all year round. . . Inside, your child will discover a marvelous variety of activities that will keep them entertained and engaged. . . All the activities align with the school standards, and they really do cover the entire curriculum, from the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and patterns for younger kids, to code-breaking, mathematics, writing and matching games for older children, and so much more.” – The National Parenting Center “Puzzles, poems, stories, and more make skills practice fun. Curriculum-based and teacher-approved, this workbook also includes a hidden pictures progress poster, reward stickers, outdoor activity ideas, and crafts.” – The Mailbox About the Author Highlights Learning was developed with education experts to help pave the way for school success by pairing our unique brain-building puzzles and humor with curriculum practice to make learning fun. These award-winning products take the Highlights kid-approved approach and organize it into a progressive framework, aligned with school standards and supported by teachers. Highlights Learning workbooks and learning materials span a variety of print formats, including workbooks, practice pads, write-on wipe-off activity books, and board books.