These spiral bound workbooks have about a stiff, reinforced and
laminated cardboard cover. They are intended for small children. Picture-Word
for ages 4-6 and has about 20 pages, and Alef-Bet is intended for
ages 3 and up and contains about 90 pages. The ingenious thing about them
is the thing that makes them "hands-on": the little answer card and colored
clips. Here's how it works: on page one of the Picture-Word Recognition book,
there are numbered pictures of a dog, a cat, a pig, and a cow. Below the
pictures are the words cow, pig, cat, dog, and each has one of
the colored clips pictured with it. There is a separate answer card with
1, 2, 3 and 4 on it. The dog is number 1. The word dog pictures
the blue clip. On the answer card, the child places the blue clip over the
number one. When the answer card has all the clips on it, you simply turn
the page and match your answer card to the answer key on the next page. My
granddaughter enjoyed this immensely because she is a tactile learner.
The Alef-Bet (Hebrew Alphabet) workbook works in the
same way but, like all Hebrew books, it works from back to front
and right to left. Each letter is introduced individually, and
the child must recognize it among some other letters. After all
the letters have been introduced, there are some exercises for
recognizing and distinguishing letters that look similar. What
a great tool for learning the Hebrew alphabet!
These are excellent tools for homeschoolers, and I will enjoy
using them with my curriculum. I highly recommend these resources.