Timberdoodle Review: I Can Trace! by Mama Smiles =)
Review by Mama Smiles =)
Timberdoodle Review: I Can Trace!
When Timberdoodle offered to send the I Can Trace! Toddler Big Skills for Little Hands book for me to review, I was happy to agree. We purchased a copy of I Can Paste! (made by the same company) at the beginning of the summer, and it is one of two-year-old Lily’s favorite activities.
Not surprisingly, I Can Trace! was also a hit! The book features numbers, letters, and a few other tracing activities that are perfect for children just getting started out with writing. I put the pages in sheet protectors so that Lily can do them over and over – and I’m very glad I did, because she made her way through the entire book within two days of our receiving it! She is very happy to continue tracing the pages over and over, and four-year-old Johnny likes to keep her company, teaching her about numbers and letters while she works.
This book has 80 pages, but each page is printed only on one side, so there is not that much content. I assume that this is to make the writing activities easier, which I think it does for a right-handed child. I wonder if the fact that all of the pages are only printed on the right side might frustrate a left-handed child. And I highly recommend tearing the perforated pages out and putting them in a page protectors in a binder – your child will achieve the same benefits from tracing, and they’ll be able to use this book over and over!