Item description for SMARTLAB: 1st Grade Challenge: Ages 6+ by Jennifer Jacobson...
Give 1st Graders a fun and condence-building opportunity to learn what they need to know, when they need to know it! With hundreds of questions covering all curriculum areas and a 1- or 2-player game component, kids challenge themselves and each other to hours of brain-building fun. It's a chance for them to test their memory, prove what they already know, and discover the possibilities of curriculum-connected play.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date May 31, 2007
Publisher Smart Lab
ISBN 1932855645 ISBN13 9781932855647 UPC 983450900444
Availability 0 units.
More About Jennifer Jacobson
Jennifer Jacobson received her master's in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has taught pre-school through sixth grade and has served as Curriculum Coordinator, Head of Studies, and Language Arts Specialist in several New England schools. Jennifer is the author of ten books for teachers, including the parenting series that began with How is My First Grader Doing in School: What to Expect and How to Help, and award-winning children's books including AndyShane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle.
Jennifer Jacobson currently resides in the state of Maine. Jennifer Jacobson was born in 1958.
Reviews - What do customers think about SMARTLAB: 1st Grade Challenge: Ages 6+?
Great fun for kids aged 5 to 8 Aug 13, 2007
This would be a great activity for a car or plane trip. It is not annoying loud (and you can turn the sound off). The questions in the 1st grade challenge were mostly easy for my almost-nine year old daughter, however, the format of the game kept her interested. If you had two children, you could definitely go with the younger age and the older one would enjoy playing along. You can play a two-player game, passing it back and forth.
If a child can read, they could play this independently. It's easy to understand. However, my daughter and I even enjoyed involving my 3 year old, by telling him to press the right color button for the answer.
The questions vary from simple math (6+5 =) to questions on money and geography, and even some that I didn't know (Who was the first modern woman doctor? A. Deborah Sampson B. Eleanor Roosevelt C. Elizabeth Blackwell D. Susan B. Anthony).
One thing that increases the fun of it, is that on the display it tells the child to go to a certain number within a certain section (coded by color) for the next question. For example, 57 Red. This makes the combination of 500 questions have staying power. A child is not going to go through all of these in one day and be bored.