Are you looking for some serious learning under the fun guise of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World? If you are, Epcot 2012: A Planet Explorers Guide for Kids is probably the ebook for you!
Many of my readers know that I like to combine fun with our homeschool because that is really the only way that DS9 will learn what he needs to. He was slow to learn to read and is just now starting to take off on his reading. What convinces him to read? Well… If is has anything to do with Disney, he will start reading aloud. Never fails, and Disney planning books seem to inspire more reading than normal.
When I was asked to review this book, I was really excited because there just aren’t that many kids’ planning books out there. Little did I know the wealth of information that was inside this little ebook that costs only $2.99 per download.
Do you see all the blue words on that page? Those are links to outside sources that tell more information about the attraction being discussed. So… The World Showcase is a wealth of learning about history and geography.
Those of you who are homeschoolers and use online resources will know about how often links “break” or may end up directing somewhere other than where the author intended. If your child is on the younger end of the targeted age for these books (8 – 12 years-old), I would recommend checking the links to make sure that they are a good fit for your child’s maturity level. I didn’t check all the links in the ebook because my daughter is almost 13 years-old and has shown maturity in letting me know if something is not what it should be. I will say that the links that I did check seemed appropriate for this age range.
As you can see above, Future World contains some opportunities to learn some extra science. Also, the author, Laura Schaefer, uses a code (key at the front of the book) to tell different aspects about the attractions. For instance, you have to be 44 inches tall to ride Mission: SPACE.
This book is definitely worth the $2.99 price. Please note that this is a book to give an overview and background of the Epcot theme park. This ebook is written towards the 8 – 12 year-old child. While adults will enjoy this book, too, it is not intended to be one of those thick planning books that tells you where to be and when. This book is intended to help kids plan their vacation to Epcot.
There are other Planet Explorer titles. There’s Planet Explorers Walt Disney World 2012, Planet Explorers Disneyland, Planet Explorers Disneyland Paris Resort, Planet Explorers New York City 2012, Planet Explorers Chicago, Planet Explorers Philadelphia, Planet Explorers Las Vegas, Walt Disney World Character Finder 2012, Planet Explorers Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2012, and LEGOLAND Florida 2012.
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And now, I get to give away an ebook downloads of Epcot 2012: A Planet Explorers Guide for Kids to one of my readers!
Please make sure to read the Terms & Conditions in the Rafflecopter form. Disclaimer: I was given a download copy of this ebook for the purpose of this review. I have received no other compensation other than the fact that my children are having fun learning while they are doing their Disney trip planning.
We are headed to Disney world over New Years.
We are always planning our next trip to Disney. Next is a large family trip in January 2014.
Becky Williams says
We always plan to go in late January or early February – waiting for the YES info to come out for that time!
We were talking about a trip in August, maybe.
liberty boblett says
We are going September 11th thru Sep. 15th! I cannot wait!!!
We have a new baby on the way, so we’ll have to wait for Disney until after our new arrival.
Sherry Compton says
No plans to go the Walt Disney world
yes we are going in October for the haunted halloween