September 20, 2013

Wipe Clean Activities Review


Disclosure: This activity book was provided by the publisher for review on This Simple Home blog.  I am not required to give a positive review, and all opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase through Amazon, I will make a small percentage.


My oldest children are nearly 7 and 5.  They both like Bible stories and enjoy having workbook-type activities (though this is new for my son).

With that in mind, I chose to review the Bumper Wipe Clean Activities published by Candle Books.  When it arrived in the mail, I was excited to take a closer look at it.  I appreciate the sturdy cover, spiral binding, and included marker.  The back of the book even has a space (and suggestion) where you can test your own felt-tip markers and crayons.  (I found that my washable markers worked well, but the crayon I tested did not wipe clean.)

Wipe Clean Activities has 72 pages of simple activities like matching pairs, dot to dot, trace the number, hidden objects, simple mazes, and more.  It is for children, ages 3+.  To include the biblical background, the introductory sentences would need to be read to the child.  Most of the activities would be a bit too simple for a reader, though not all of them.  Initially, I thought this would be something for Big Sister, who is nearly 7.  But upon closer inspection, I think it is perfect for Brother, who is nearly 5, though I'm sure they will share!

I really like Bumper Wipe Clean Activities and do recommend it.  The colorful images make it more fun than a coloring book and the wipe clean aspect engages the child more than a workbook page.  At least, that is how it is for my children.  At least two pages say something like, "Put a cross through all the things that didn't exist in Bible times."  I like the idea behind the activity, but the pictures are stylized enough that I think this is a bit hard for a young child to distinguish.  (For example in one picture the three people have head coverings/hats of some sort.  One is a baseball cap, but I cannot tell if the one is supposed to be a beret-type hat or something else.  One person is wearing a ruffled skirt, and another colorful shorts.  I'm not sure if the shorts' design is a no-no or not.)  But overall this will provide lots of quiet entertainment for a young child!

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}

2 comments:

  1. I had some books like that when the kids were in preschool and they LOVED them.

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