The 10 Best Kindergarten Workbooks

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Supplemental workbooks have become more popular as the typical kindergarten curriculum continues to evolve beyond just being an extension of preschool. If you want to make sure your children are ready, or give them an extra challenge, our selection includes options for a variety of levels, learning styles, and subjects, so there's something to pique the interest of youngsters of all stripes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. School Zone Big Kindergarten

2. Highlights Learning Big Fun Workbook

3. My Kindergarten Math Workbook

Editor's Notes

May 20, 2020:

Whether you're homeschooling or keeping your kindergartner on track during the summer break or a road trip, workbooks offer extra challenges and fun activities to keep little minds engaged. Our list runs the gamut, including options for a range of subjects, learning styles, and levels.

So if you're looking for something foundational to kickstart reading comprehension or help with spelling, then you can't go wrong with 180 Days of Reading or Sight Word Practice Pages and Phonics for Kindergarten. For little ones struggling with their print, Brighter Child Handwriting is a helpful and rewarding choice.

For children who are advanced in their studies or multi-child homes, we added the Human Body Activity Book. This is for any parent whose youngster is obsessed with bones, muscles, and how body parts function. Because it's geared for kinder to third grade, it can be too complicated for some younger kids, which can end up being a benefit. Use it to introduce them to terms and illustrations, then reinforce and teach more as they become comfortable with the concepts. If you're working with a multi-age group or siblings, this workbook is a great cooperative resource to get them working together, as older children can use it to "teach" the younger ones by pointing out patterns and asking questions. It features a solid amount of detail and students will glean more from it each time they revisit the material.

We also added My Kindergarten Math Workbook to supplant Common Core Math, which we felt is a bit bare-bones and less engaging since it lacks color illustrations. The My Kindergarten contains a good variety of activities, including mazes, secret codes, color-by-numbers, connect-the-dots, and more, has a handy progress tracker that kids love, and vibrant artwork. It's great to use in conjunction with math games to keep little ones engaged.

Finally, we brought on the Highlights Learning Big Fun Workbook, another comprehensive selection to join the likes of Summer Bridge Activities, Brain Quest, and School Zone Big Kindergarten. These options are perfect for parents who want to touch on a little bit of everything and serve to balance out our reading and writing-centric choices.

Special Honors

Tinybop Explorer’s Library If you're alternating between physical materials and learning on tablets, you might want to check out Tinybop. This Brooklyn-based studio creates educational materials with the help of subject experts and celebrated artists. Children aged four and up can benefit from their Explorer’s Library, which contains apps to help kids develop foundational science literacy. Learn about outer space, the human body, houses all over the world, simple machines, weather, and more.

4. Brain Quest

5. Summer Bridge Activities

6. Phonics for Kindergarten

7. Human Body Activity Book

8. Brighter Child Handwriting

9. 180 Days of Reading

10. Sight Word Practice Pages

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
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