Carol Vorderman’s workbooks have been going down a treat with mums across the web. Here, eight parent bloggers explain why Carol Vorderman's workbook series, 10 Minutes a Day and Made Easy, are loved by parents and kids alike.
Set the clock and off you go! Young children benefit from learning in small doses, so Carol Vorderman’s 10 Minutes a Day workbooks are the perfect introduction to key subjects across key stage 1 and 2 including spelling, vocabulary and maths to your child. Spending just 10 minutes a day learning with these workbooks not only improves children’s key skills but also is really enjoyable for both parent and child.
‘I can't believe how much of [a difference it has made] not only is he happy to do a combined 30 minutes of learning, I'm not stressing or shouting at him that he needs to do his homework. I'm really enjoyed working with him doing the tasks together.’
Whilst mum to four daughters, Mumma Mummy Mum says of Carol Vorderman's workbooks in general that ‘These short bursts of learning allowed my children to learn without becoming bored or frustrated’.
It’s amazing what you can achieve in 10 minutes. With plenty of games to make the time fly by, 10 Minutes a day workbooks ensure that there’s never a dull moment for parent or child when learning how fun spelling and vocabulary can be. The books include a funky orange timer to test your child in exciting 'beat the clock' exercises. This is a great way to encourage your child to focus on the educational tasks and games.
‘James has quite a short attention span, as I am sure most 5 year old's do! So getting him to sit down and capture his imagination can be quite challenging but these books certainly did just that, he was actually asking to do some more each evening!’
Cookies and Cwtches, who has two girls, writes:
‘Aimed at 7-11 year old [10 Minutes A Day Vocabulary] has a built in timer (which Bean thought was great) and they can time themselves to do a two page spread. She was really motivated by the timer and she loved working her way through the book […] I definitely think that working through the whole book would have a huge positive impact on her vocabulary and we’ll definitely carry on using it’.
10 Minutes a Day workbooks are the perfect at home reinforcement for subjects learned in school. The books include a “Parents Notes” section, providing the answers and advice on helping your child reach their potential as well as guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls. The workbooks provide an opportunity for parent and child to team up and learn, whilst having fun.
Jo, who writes the blog Mum-Friendly, says:
‘The Carol Vorderman workbooks from DK are a great reinforcement for subjects learnt at school, and support KS1 (and KS2 for the older titles) and are designed to help your child practice schoolwork in a fun way’. Sian aka ‘Helpful Mum’ writes ‘Perfect to use at home to reinforce the subjects taught at school, or during the school holidays to keep the momentum of learning going’.
Watch your child’s vocabulary, maths, spelling and many more skills expand and grow as their confidence flourishes. With the help of Carol Vorderman’s workbooks your child is sure to be a hop, skip and jump away from enjoying learning - and maybe even their homework!
Charlie, who is mum to four boys, says ‘Tom is 5 and we worked on them together so that he didn't feel like he was being tested or pressured […] He can't wait to show off his new knowledge to his new teacher in September’. With a little help from her boys, Charlie has also shared a vlog review of the workbooks from Carol Vorderman on her blog Mumma Walker.
But let’s leave the final word to Mummy’s Knee who says: ‘These new DK Carol Vorderman workbooks are fabulous’.