The Extreme Dot to Dot science topic workbooks are both educational and fun, although they don’t actually teach science. The completed images in the science-oriented workbooks are primarily of animals and ecological settings, so they should help students become familiar with different types of animals and habitats. The real educational value stems more from other aspects of the puzzles. Each puzzle has from 300 to more than 1,400 dots, so there’s obviously counting involved. But more valuable than that is the concentration and care for detail that students develop as they complete the puzzles. You cannot tell what an image will be before you start, so these really are puzzles.
Each book has 32 pages. While most puzzles are a single page, some take up a full two-page spread. They will take a lot of time and attention. Consequently, these workbooks are recommended for ages eight and up, including adults.
The ten titles in this series of Extreme Dot to Dot science topic workbooks are:
- Animals 2
- Endangered Animals
- Extreme Animals
- Amazing Science
- Baby Animals
Children will almost certainly want to color in the completed puzzles. The images have so much detail that they require fine coloring skills just as adult coloring books do. Gel pens or colored pencils should work best.