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Independent Learning Activities for Ages 5-7

I’ve been pushing more independent learning in our homeschool this year for my 2nd grader who is almost 8 years old.  I think it is important for my daughter to learn to follow written directions and start learning to work independently. 

I found a great book from Heron Books that is designed to provide step-by-step instructions for 16 different activities that help young students learn to follow written directions and work independently.  Which is exactly what I was looking to add to our homeschool.

Disclosure: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time in writing this review. All my opinions are my own, honest thoughts and I was not required to post a positive review.

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The Independent Learning Activities book from Heron Books is designed for ages 5-7, has perforated pages, and has 16 activities that can be done in any order. The best part is these 16 activities are all life skills. So not only is my child learning to follow written directions and learning to work independently, but also learning how to set the table, the Oceans, how to address an envelope and so much more.

Why do we love Heron Books?

Independent Learning

Independent learning is something that we are striving for in our homeschool.  Learning how to learn is an important life skill that will be used long into adulthood.  Of course, my kids are still little and still need me to read to them and help them along, but we are definitely working on finding and using curriculum that helps promote independent learning skills

This book works so well at teaching independence because of how it is designed. It has bite-sized instructions with a checkbox for checking off after each task is completed. This helps a child really see what they have done, what they need to do next, and how much they have left to do.

No lesson plan is required

This book is designed so all you need to do is open it up and complete the lesson.  There is no prep work required from me before my daughter can start her lesson. 

How we use the Independent Learning Activities book

We have been purposely taking it slow with this workbook. Particularly because my child is still a developing reader so we also use this to help her with her reading skills. We do one lesson a week and she truly enjoys the activities. I let her pick which activity we do each week and I find that makes it even more fun for her to complete.

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If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section below.