The Extreme Dot to Dot workbooks are both educational and fun. The puzzles have from 400 to 2,200 dots each, so there’s obviously counting involved. But more valuable than that is the concentration and care for detail that students develop as they complete these.
The Extreme Dot to Dot history and geography series covered in this review might also tie in with other studies.
The four titles in this series are:
- Around the World
- U.S. History
- Around the USA
The Around the World and Around the USA workbooks both feature famous historical landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, Sydney Harbor, the Kentucky Derby, and Mount Rushmore. U.S. History highlights famous people and events such as Abraham Lincoln; Martin Luther King, Jr.; jazz music; Ellis Island; and the moon landing. The Explorers workbook ranges very wide with pictures of people, places, and things such as Mayan ruins, Daniel Boone, the Mayflower, Albert Einstein, and the space shuttle. You can’t tell what any of the images will be before you start!
These 32-page workbooks are recommended for ages eight through adults. While most puzzles take up a single page, some take up a full two-page spread.
The completed puzzles also provide opportunities for art since they are so detailed that they function like advanced coloring books once the dot-to-dots are completed. Coloring with gel pens or colored pencils should work best.
Extreme Dot to Dot workbooks offer an inexpensive way to make learning more fun.