Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/01

| October 3, 2019 | 41 Comments

Let the back to school learning begin! Kids are now in the back to school groove at this time of year and finding a bit of fun to enjoy it can be hard. DK Canada wants to help break up the ho-humness of going back to school with books that bring fun to learning! They asked my family if they could send us a few titles that would add smiles to our faces. We were excited to see how much fun we would have with these books!  

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada 

Below are the three books we received to have back to school fun at home:

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada Book covers on a desk.

Learning coding through crafting

My kids are great storytellers. Their imaginations come to life when they share the stories they have in their minds. How to Be a Coder makes learning code for kids easier to understand by breaking it down into smaller pieces. This allows them to take in what they are learning better. Different activities are featured to make certain aspects of coding relatable to users such as how functions work by using paper fortune tellers. Kids can then take this knowledge to build programs in Scratch 3.0.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
How to Be a Coder book cover.

The “Abstraction Story” section of this book helps young coders to see the big picture, then to break it down to create the basics of the program and to add details later. The instructions were so great for them to follow. They really liked seeing how to break down a story the way they are asked to by using the pictures in the comic strip. They had a blast trying this method to help them put together a fun coding program!

Finding answers through questions

Kids have so many questions about the world. We encourage them to fins some of the answers in some of the books we have around our home. Sometimes, They are not able to find the answers they are seeking.

Smithsonian The New Children’sEncyclopedia is filled with amazing facts for kids to discover through maps, diagrams, beautiful images, charts, and timelines. This title helps young readers add to their knowledge on various topics such as math, history, geography, science, politics and more!

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia book cover.

Insects are a subject of fascination for my kids. They love watching them in our backyard while they live their lives. Both of my kids have so many questions about insects and want to know more about these animals. This title shares a lot of details about our outdoor neighbours. My kids love looking at their body parts, how their mouths vary, and the differences between a bee and a wasp. Both of my kids kept pointing and reading this part of the book. They were in awe with it and pick it up to read as much as they can.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
How to Be a Coder “The Abstraction Story” section.

Learning in a twisted way

Learning should be fun. Adding interesting ways to get the information across to kids is a good way to do it. One Million Things makes learning interesting by presenting them with a twist. Each topic this book tackles shares images that are sure not to bore young readers. This reference book covers subjects such as nature, science, history, the human body, technology and more. 

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
One Million Things book cover.

Hands down, “Body Systems” is one of our favourite sections of this book. Not only does it lay out the major organs that make our body work, the twist is how it is presented. Each part is depicted as knitted versions of themselves. It makes seeing each of these parts less jarring and more fun to young learners. We also love how each part is described in a simple way for kids to understand well.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
One Million Things “Body Systems” section.

Having fun learning 

My family had a lot of fun learning while reading with books from DK Canada. My daughter loved crafting while learning the basics of coding with How to Be a Coder. Even my kids enjoyed finding answers to the questions they have with Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia.We have a lot of fun learning with a twist with One Million Things. We are so happy to have these titles to refer to for all of the things we want to learn about. Each book adds so much fun to the learning my kids are doing during this school year.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada

Looking for new titles to jump into imaginative worlds? You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada Book covers on a desk.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to enjoy back to school learning by giving away all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 1st, 2019.

Good luck!

To enter more awesome OMC giveaways, click HERE!

If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. Angie Andrews says:

    Battles that changed History would be a fascinating book for my family

  2. Shirley P says:

    Help Your Kids with Math shows parents how to work with their kids to solve math problems step-by-step.

  3. Dianne G. says:

    My Very Important World would be a good book to learn from.

  4. Angie Andrews says:

    The Ecology book would be great for my family

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Ultimate Star Wars New Edition would definitely be a book that my son and his kids would love to add to their library.

  6. Shirley P says:

    The Wonders of Nature a collection of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms

  7. Dianne G. says:

    The book Animals Up Close would be very educational.

  8. Carole D says:

    Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition would be a great addition to our home library!

  9. Marlene V says:

    My kids would love the One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia

  10. Israel Y says:

    One Million Things book looks great

  11. Shirley P says:

    Through the Animal Kingdom journey through these habitats to discover the secret lives of the animals that live there

  12. kim says:

    My nephew would love Battles that Changed History.

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    LEGO® Harry Potter™ Trivia Quiz is one that my grandkids & their dad would love (and know all the answers!) but despite that would be lots of fun.

  14. Silvia D says:

    love to add the book … Photography.. to our family library!

  15. Devon Pickford says:

    We’d love The Marvel Book in our house!

  16. Dianne G. says:

    The book DK Life Stories Jane Goodall would be a good one to add to our library.

  17. Linda says:

    My kids would really like the book One Million Things.

  18. Shirley P says:

    Zoology From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close – from nose to tail.

  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life would be a great book to add to our library.

  20. Silvia D says:

    Explorers would an interesting book for the family

  21. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add the book Unlock Your Imagination – 250 Boredom Busters.

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to have Propagating Plants added to my library, lots of useful and interesting content in that book I’m sure.

  23. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add Animals Up Close to our library.

  24. Reese says:

    One Million Things

  25. Wanda B says:

    I think “One Million Things” would be wonderful.

  26. Shirley says:

    Explanatorium of Science is the only science encyclopedia for children you’ll ever need, with amazing photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work.

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Canada would be a great book to have, especially when guests from Europe come to visit.

  28. Aarone M says:

    the star wars book looks terrific

  29. Angie Andrews says:

    The Wonders of Nature looks like a great book to add

  30. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Life Stories Harriet Tubman, I find this sort of book compelling, very interesting indeed. Good reading for my grandkids too.

  31. Wanda B says:

    One Million Things would be an amazing book to have.

  32. Shirley P says:

    My Very Important World – this encyclopedia of discovery will entertain, educate, and inspire readers to wonder about the world around them.

  33. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy the book Hello Hedgehog.

  34. Anna says:

    How to be a Coder seems interesting.

  35. Angie Andrews says:

    Wildlife of the World looks like a beautiful book would love this on my bookshelf

  36. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Creak! Squeak! Halloween would be fun for when my younger grandkids come to visit.

  37. Dianne G. says:

    Explanatorium of Nature looks like a book we would enjoy.

  38. Silvia D says:

    would love to add … Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stores: A Visual Encyclopedia to our library

  39. Shirley says:

    Yoga For Kids is full of helpful inspiration for trying out children’s yoga

  40. My kids are super into coding right now.

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