1. A Reading Adventure
Orphs of the Woodlands is a tale about a squirrel that becomes a spy in the fight against Night Creatures that are terrorizing the animals of the woodlands. A fun aspect of the story is the kids get to name the squirrel, who is the main character!
2. An Academic Treasure
Orphs of the Woodlands is a wonderful story that has lessons in math, science, vocabulary, grammar, thinking skills, character, life skills, the arts and so much more tucked into the story. So as the child progresses through the story he/she will learn so much more in their amazing journey through the woodlands.
The story is packed with tons of knowledge!
There are tips on how to remember things and memory games to help with the child's memorization skills. They even have reminders for the kids to pay attention!
Lego Man's Thoughts.....
He has enjoyed his journey through the woodlands. Besides wanting a "real" book, he thought the chapters were a little too long. Sitting at a computer reading seemed very tedious to him. He can sit and read a regular book for hours, but he found it difficult to sit and stare at the computer screen. I have suggested shorter reading sessions, but he loves to complete a chapter when he starts reading. He hates leaving a chapter unfinished and wandering what is happening.
He did suggest being able to retry the games. He is kind of a perfectionist. If he doesn't get a perfect score, he gets a little bothered. I think not being able to retry the games is a great way for him to learn how to read thoroughly and to double check his answers before submitting them.
He enjoyed the lessons and jobs. He wanted to be able to do the all the jobs at one time and play the game. In his mind, who needs to read when you can play. The game was fun and engaging. He really enjoyed it. He liked the idea of building a land. His only complaint is the price of the land was too high. He wished it was a little cheaper.
I love how they made only certain jobs available after each chapter. It encourages the child to continue reading. In order to play and have fun, you have to do the work of reading and lessons. This is a important lesson to learn in life! Life isn't all about playing.
I would highly recommend this to any parent who has a child that would enjoy the woodland story. Another suggestion would be to make a more girly version for those girls that would be prefer that would be nice too!
Till next time,