CREATIVE TEACHING PRESS® LAUNCHES AWARD-WINNING STICK KIDS WORKBOOKS SERIES DESIGNED FOR AT-HOME SKILL PRACTICE AND RETENTION

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 12, 2012— Creative Teaching Press® announces today the launch of the Stick Kids Workbooks series, a collection of right-sized (7″ x 9″) skill practice workbooks for children in grades PreK–3. Even before its official launch, the Stick Kids Workbooks series has received high praise from bloggers, as well as a 2012 Dr. Toy award for “Best Vacation Children’s Products.” Retailing at just $4.49 each, Stick Kids Workbooks are a fun and affordable option for skill practice at home and during school breaks, which is especially important in preventing the dreaded “summer slide.”

According to the National Summer Learning Association, roughly 22 percent of the school year’s instruction is lost over the summer break, and it’s common for teachers to spend at least a month reteaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. Studies suggest that time spent reteaching this material eliminates time that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills.

“As a seasoned elementary school teacher, I have seen firsthand the effects of summer regression, which is why I am always on the lookout for ideas and resources to share with parents,” said Megan Wheeler, 1st grade teacher and blogger for Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade Tidbits. “CTP’s new Stick Kids Workbooks help make summer vacation an educational experience,” Wheeler said.

The Stick Kids Workbooks series features 48 titles that span PreK to 3rd grade. Of the 48 titles, Super Sight Word Search (Gr. K) has already been honored with a Dr. Toy award for being one of the “Best Vacation Children’s Products” of 2012. Other titles include Alphabet Dot-to-Dot (PreK), What Time Is It? (Gr.1), Word Wizard (Gr. 2), and Multiplication and Division (Gr. 3). Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills covered, and an explanation of why those skills are important for a child’s development. Also included are helpful tips for parents, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for rewarding achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids.

“Children will be captivated by the colorful activities and friendly Stick Kids on every page, and parents will love the additional activity suggestions designed to support learning during and after the completion of the book,” said Christie Weltz, Creative Teaching Press® Product Development Editor. “These compact books are the perfect size to tuck into a backpack or purse for use while waiting for after-school appointments, or to place inside a travel bag or suitcase for on-the-go learning,” Weltz said.

For more information about the new Stick Kids Workbooks series, or to place an order, visit www.creativeteaching.com/skwb.

About Creative Teaching Press®
Creative Teaching Press® is a family-owned supplemental educational publisher of resources for grades PreK–8. A recognized leader in the industry, Creative Teaching Press® offers a wide variety of learning décor, parent resources, and research-based products that deliver standards-driven content, including phonics, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Creative Teaching Press® celebrates more than four decades of providing parents and teachers with high-quality, content-rich solutions. Affiliated brands include The Learning Works and Youngheart Music. For more information about Creative Teaching Press®, visit www.creativeteaching.com.

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