Learning Made Fun with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/08

| February 7, 2019 | 89 Comments

Learning Made Fun with DK Canada

Learning can be a challenge for children, especially STEM subjects. If these subjects are put to young learners in a way that interests them, there is more of a chance that kids will want to delve more into it. DK Canada has a collection of books that focus on STEM subjects to get children to enjoy these areas of study. My family was asked if some of the books from this section of their collection would make learning more about STEM fun. We were interested in seeing how learning could be made fun with STEM.

Below are the three books I received to help my family have fun while learning:

Learning Made Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada STEM book covers.

Learning through projects

Do your kids ever ask questions about how certain things in our world work? Science is all around us, and Smithsonian STEM Lab helps readers discover how common STEM is in their daily lives.

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Smithsonian STEM Lab book cover.

There were so many different types of SETM projects users can find in this book to create and learn from. Many of these projects can be put together with items found around your home. The layout of the instructions allows readers to build each experiment easily. I really like that there is a time indicator and a difficulty meter to show how long and how easy it is to create these projects.

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“Bubble Tower” project section.

Learning through games

My kids are beginning their journey into the wonder world of math. The games waiting for young mathematicians in The Incredible Math Games Book helps kids practice math in a fun way. Rolling a dice, lifting up the tabs and moving around the counters assist readers improve a child’s skills when adding, subtracting, fractions and more!

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The Incredible Math Games Books book cover.

Since my kids are beginning to discover math they loved playing the simpler games in this book such as “Up and Down” and “Times Tables Tug-Of-War.” They got to hone their addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills. These games are fun and colourful, too, so it added some fun and whimsy to what they were learning. I loved how the flaps share tips to help players to learn and have fun during the game. 

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Girl playing “Up and Down” game.

Learning about pioneers

I am keen on my kids learning about some of the pioneers who have made it possible for others to achieve great things, especially in STEM. I was excited to share with my kids the story of Katherine Johnson, a famed NASA mathematician. She was one of the women the film Hidden Figures featured. DK Life: Katherine Johnson lets readers discover basic details about her life, constantly breaking barriers from elementary school through to helping NASA send astronauts on to the Moon.  

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DK Life: Katherine Johnson book cover.

My kids were fascinated to find out how young Katherine was when she finished school. We also discussed more about how people were separated and treated based on their race and gender, and this reinforced how extraordinary it was for Katherine to achieve so much in her life. Katherine’s intelligence, struggles, and achievements are encouraging my kids to believe in their dreams and to do their best to accomplish them.

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DK Life: Katherine Johnson book pages.

Loving fun learning

My family enjoyed learning from the books we received from DK Canada. We found new projects to help us discover how STEM is in our daily lives. Playing games are helping to improve my children’s math skills. Learning about trailblazers is helping to inspire my kids to reach for the stars after reading about Katherine Johnson. All three of these books allow for STEM to become more visible and approachable in our lives. We are so happy to have them in our home.

Learning Made Fun with DK Canada
Learning Made Fun with DK Canada

Would you like more book ideas so your family can hop into the holidays in a fun way? You can discover more titles, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

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

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Learning Made Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada STEM book covers.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower 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 March 8th, 2019.

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  1. micheline says:

    Would love one of the travel books.

  2. salexis alexis says:

    The Incredible MATH GAMES book – my son could really benefit from this!

  3. Dianne G. says:

    I think my grandchildren would enjoy Smithsonian Stem Lab and it would make learning fun for them.

  4. Dianne G. says:

    The book Weather and The Seasons would help make learning fun.

  5. Heather Swanson says:

    Stem Lab looks very interesting.

  6. Fan R. says:

    The Incredible Math Games Book would be perfect for STEM Learning!

  7. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having 3D Printing Projects Published by DK Children book to make learning fun!

  8. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like the Math games book looks like lots of fun.

  9. Amy C says:

    Smithsonian Stem Lab would making learning fun in our house.

  10. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Car Science Published by DK Children By Richard Hammond book to make learning fun!

  11. Silvia D says:

    Smithsonian Stem Lab would make the kids learning fun !

  12. Kristy Reid says:

    I think my oldest would really love The Incredible Math Games Book. She loves to play games.

  13. Kristy Reid says:

    Another DK book that my daughter would love to have to make learning fun is LEGO FRIENDS: Build Your Own Adventure Book.

  14. Dianne G. says:

    Crafty Science would make learning fun.

  15. Silvia D says:

    Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition would make learning fun!

  16. micheline says:

    DK has a good plant based cook book that would be nice to have.

  17. Dianne G. says:

    Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition would be a great book to help learn about the birds we see at the bird sanctuary.

  18. Silvia D says:

    the grandkids love learing about the stars, and moon so the book .. The Stars would be perfect!

  19. Dianne G. says:

    Natural Wonders Of The World would be a nice book to make learning fun.

  20. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Made Easy Grade 2 book to make learning fun!

  21. Silvia D says:

    Science You Can Eat… would make learning fun!

  22. Dianne G. says:

    The book Spaceflight would be a good book to learn about the advancement of space travel throughout the years.

  23. Silvia D says:

    I think the book …The Sea Book would make learning more fun!

  24. Cameron would love Science! from the Smithsonian. It looks like a book that could teach him so much. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  25. LisaM says:

    I think my son would love the math games book!

  26. LisaM says:

    I think my son and I would love Crafting Science

  27. Precilla Ng says:

    I would love to read the Smithsonian Stem Lab and do some experiments with my kids

  28. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My little cousins would love the Smithsonian STEM Lab.

  29. Another book that would make learning fun is Crafty Science!

  30. Dianne G. says:

    The book Wildlife of the World would make learning fun.

  31. Silvia D says:

    The Mythology Book would make learning fun!

  32. Dianne G. says:

    Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish would make learning fun for one of my grandsons. He is very interested in fish and marine life after visiting an aquarium.

  33. Another cool title is Maker Lab

  34. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Math Made Easy Expanded Edition Grade 2 to make learning fun!

  35. Silvia D says:

    Modern History in Pictures would make learning fun!

  36. ivy pluchinsky says:

    We would love the Smithsonian Stem Lab

  37. Dianne G. says:

    Battles That Changed History would make learning fun.

  38. DebP says:

    I think my best friend’s little boy would enjoy the Smithsonian STEM Lab.

  39. Shelley Butcher says:

    The Stem Lab book looks really interesting !

  40. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Super Trucks book to make learning fun!

  41. Silvia D says:

    The New Children’s Encyclopedia would make learning fun!

  42. Dianne G. says:

    The book called Big History would make learning fun.

  43. hmrcarlson says:

    My boys would like the Smithsonian Stem Lab book.

  44. Dianne G. says:

    I think it would be enjoyable to learn about the royal family with the book Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family.

  45. Another cool title would be Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic! Female Super Heroes Save the World.

  46. Silvia D says:

    Jack Challoner Q&A: STEM book would make learning fun!

  47. Carole D. says:

    The Incredible Math Games Book would help make learning fun. But all three would be interesting!

  48. Carole D. says:

    The book Weather and The Seasons would also help make learning fun.

  49. Dianne G. says:

    The Sea Book would make learning fun.

  50. Dianne G. says:

    The New Children’s Encyclopedia would make learning fun.

  51. Silvia D says:

    Beginner Gardening Step by Step would make learning fun with the grandkids.

  52. Dianne G. says:

    Coding With Scratch Made Easy would make learning fun.

  53. Dianne G. says:

    The Ecology Book would make learning fun and teach children how to be responsible with the environment.

  54. hmrcarlson says:

    My boys would enjoy the STEM Lab book as they are really into science these days.

  55. Dianne G. says:

    Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish would be a good book to make learning fun.

  56. Silvia D says:

    STEM Lab book would make learning fun!

  57. Winnie L says:

    the fun math book looks fun

  58. andie says:

    The NEW CHILDREN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA would be good.

  59. Silvia D says:

    Natural Wonders of the World would really make learning fun!

  60. Dianne G. says:

    The Human Brain Book would be a good one to have to make learning fun.

  61. Dianne G. says:

    The book Drive would make learning fun for kids as they could see how far cars have come since the first ones were made.

  62. andie says:

    I think my godchild would like “The Sea Book.”

  63. Dianne G. says:

    The Story Of Food would make learning fun.

  64. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Incredible Math Games Book would be first choice as I believe it’s important for kids to have fun with math to make learning it easier.

  65. Dianne G. says:

    A Short History of Medicine would make learning fun.

  66. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Another book I’d love for my grandkids is STEM Lab.

  67. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Calm: Mindfulness for Kids would be a good one to kids learn to concentrate better.

  68. Dianne G. says:

    LEGO Amazing Vehicles would make learning fun.

  69. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Sea Book would be good for my grandchildren. The sea fascinates them as it’s a very long way away for them so it’s something very special for them

  70. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren all love Disney, so Disney Pixar Character Encyclopedia New Edition would make learning fun for them.

  71. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    First How Things Work Encyclopedia would be very interesting.

  72. andie says:

    My godson would really enjoy “The Sea Book.”

  73. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    How Science Works must be compelling and interesting for my grandchildren.

  74. Dianne G. says:

    Mobile Gaming – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Today’s Hottest Mobile Games would make learning fun for my gamer grandchildren.

  75. Karine says:

    The maths game books would be so fun for us!! Thank you so much !

  76. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The New Children’s Encyclopedia would be a good one to have in my grandchildren’s library.

  77. Clare I. says:

    My boys would love Coding With Scratch Made Easy!

  78. I think my kids would also like the crafty science book from DK Books.

  79. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Back Roads Great Britain would be great as my grandkids and parents are heading there next year so they could learn somethings about England before they go. 🙂

  80. Dianne G says:

    I would like to make learning fun with the book Timelines of History.

  81. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Crafting Science book sounds like a great way to learn more about STEM.

  82. Dianne G says:

    World War II Map by Map would make learning fun.

  83. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Math Made Easy Expanded Edition Grade 3 book to make learning fun!

  84. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Maker Lab: Outdoors would be a fun one for my grandchildren.

  85. Dianne G says:

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City would be great for learning about the city before you took a vacation to NYC.

  86. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Made Easy Grade 1: Math Science Spelling Language Arts book to make learning fun!

  87. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition would be great for my grandchildren they often use my binoculars to see what birds are around or on the lake. I’m afraid I don’t know a lot of them (I did recognise the 7 pelicans, at which I was astonished this being Alberta!) so they could learn more about birds with this book (me too).

  88. Dianne G. says:

    How Psychology Works would make learning fun.

  89. Fan R. says:

    We would enjoy having Made Easy Grade 3 book to make learning fun!

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