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Summer Activity Books for Kids and the rest of the Family – 07/26/12

Posted on: Thursday, July 26th, 2012

To help keep your kids, and the rest of the family, active and reading over the summer we are suggesting three activity books.  Each book contains activities that the whole family can enjoy and learn a few things, too.  Let’s keep fighting that summer brain drain.

The Big Book of American Trivia by J. Stephen Lang is for kids and the whole family.”  Impress your friends with knowledge of all things American—geography, history, entertainment, people, culture, and quirky miscellany.  More than 3,000 questions will fill countless hours of fun as you learn fascinating facts about our country.  Now with facts and trivia related to the American flag and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Big Book of American Trivia has hours of fun packed within its pages.  Perfect for party games, family gatherings, and vacations.”  Review from Amazon.

Brain Quest Grade 2, revised 4th edition: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Challenge the Mind by Chris Welles Feder is for, well, 2nd graders.  “Brain Quest is beloved by kids, trusted by parents, used and recommended by teachers.  It’s the curriculum-based, fast-paced, question-and-answer game that challenges kids on the stuff they need to know, when they need to know it.  It’s the brand that says “It’s fun to be smart!”  And it delivers.
For the fourth edition every deck is thoroughly revised and includes 20 percent new material.  The content aligns with national and state standards and is overseen by the Brain Quest Advisory Board, a panel of award-winning educators, each a recent state teacher-of-the-year award winner or a recipient of the prestigious Milken Educator Award.  The covers and cards have a refreshed design, giving Brain Quest a cooler, updated look.”  Review from Amazon.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?: The Play-at-Home Companion Book to the Hit TV Show!by Michael Benson is for anyone aged 10 and up.  “So you think you’re smarter than a fifth grader? Well, as many contestants have already discovered on the smash hit TV show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, you may have either forgotten more than you realize about “the three R’s” or simply never learned in the first place! How much do you really know about third grade math? Fourth grade social studies? Fifth grade science? First grade spelling?
You may have a high school diploma or a college degree hanging on your wall, but are you smarter than a fifth grader? You’ll find out in this book, which includes brain-teasing ten-question quizzes (including million-dollar bonus questions) on information the average eleven-year-old is expected to know—plus there are great bits of fun and fascinating trivia sprinkled throughout. Go ahead—we dare you to prove you’re as bright as that gum-chewing kid with the backpack who’s waiting on the corner for that yellow bus every morning. School is back in session. And maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two that you missed by not paying attention the first time around.”  Review from Amazon.

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