Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Summer Fit: Third to Fourth Grade

Summer Fit, Grades 3-4: Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away from SchoolSummer Fit
Third to Fourth Grade
by Kelly Terrill, Sarria James
Children's Activity Book
Paperback158 Pages
by Summer Fit Learning Inc.

Summary

Summer Fit Activity Books move summer learning beyond academics to also prepare children physically and socially for the grade ahead. Academic exercises are based on Common Core standards and include skills in math, reading, writing, language arts and science. Fitness exercises are designed to jump start the recommended 60 minutes of active play a day that children need to grow up healthy. Role models from throughout the world including Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa and Bethany Hamilton help reinforce core values such as honesty, respect and trustworthiness. Summer Fit extends the summer learning experience online with free reading and math digital downloads, book reports, health and wellness activities and fitness videos. * Based on Common Core: math, reading, writing, language arts and science 
* Exercises jump start the recommended 60 minutes of daily movement and play 
* Role models reinforce core values, good character and social skills 
* Integrated academics and physical activities reinforce the importance of the body-brain connection 
* Free digital downloads
 

My Review

I jumped at the chance to review one of the books in this series as I have some children to entertain this summer. I have wanted to keep their minds sharp during this break from school and there are a lot of resources out there to choose from, so it's hard to figure out what exactly to use. It's nice to have one book for each child that works for five days a week for ten weeks. The pages are colorful, the instructions are succinct, and the cost is very affordable.

What I loved the most about this book was that it was so easy to use. Each day consisted of one, two-sided worksheet for the child to complete. Each sheet included a section on one topic (something that would fall under language or reading comprehension), then a physical activity that would take a few minutes, and finally a math section. This was just enough to do without being too much so that it held my child's interest without her being overwhelmed. I really liked that there was an assessment at the front of the book to see where she was at, as well as a reading list for the summer for her grade level. I also liked that there was a checklist for reading time and for physical activity. I feel strongly about kids needing to run around or do something active each day. My only suggestion would be that the physical part could have been longer, but I did like that it was at the top of the second page and so could act as a little break between each section of the worksheet.

The academic exercises weren't too easy, which I have seen in other workbooks, but also weren't too difficult. They helped to refresh what my child already knew while also stretching her to learn a little more. I feel like she won't have as difficult a time adjusting to school in a month because of this program.

Overall, if you're looking for something for your child to keep them academically active, that will only take about 20-30 minutes per day, and be easy to use, then I'd definitely recommend Summer Fit's program. I liked this one enough that I grabbed two others for other children to work through.


Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About Summer Fit


The Summer Fit Learning series is the most comprehensive summer workbook available and provides parents with the tools to keep their kids active during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way.

These workbooks are different from other summer learning programs, within the pages of SUMMER FIT, you'll find a discussion on core values, academic worksheets, physical activity, certificates of achievement, and other stellar additions.


Giveaway

- One paperback copy of a Summer Fit workbook (winner chooses level: P-K, K-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, or 5-6)
- Open to US/CAN only
- Ends July 18th

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11 comments

  1. Looking forward to your thoughts on Dream Boy. Sea & Salt and Midnight Thief are both novels I would like to read. Enjoy Tressa!

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  2. Look forward to seeing what you think about Midnight Thief, because I took a pass on that one. And also curious about what you think of Kiss of Deception, which I'm reviewing today...
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  3. You are going to love Kiss of Deception! Great list of books this week. Congrats to you on all of them!

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  4. This looks like a great fun read for little ones, especially this time of year! Thanks for the great review and the giveaway!

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  5. my grand daughter would benefit from this book, she loves activities like this

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  6. For my granddaughter. She is a very active 9 year old with ballet and dance. Leave 4-5

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  7. Looking forward to it all :)! You are amazing Tressa!

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  8. I loved Kiss of Deception too. I'm excited to see your review. You got some fun ebooks this week. Have fun reading!

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  9. I'm so excited to read Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay!

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  10. I would enter this giveaway but not sure how to use GFC and Bloglovin, some preferences I like to keep to myself. Your giveaways are the ones I want too! Thanks for being generous to us all!

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