We homeschool, while this book is "for the classroom," just like it says in the title, it can be easily altered to work with one child, especially if Mom helps (which is the whole point of homeschooling, parent inter action!) (anyway!;) )
Beleive it or not I used this book with my 3 year old and he is really liking the activities. Of course He can't write yet so we do most everything orally (yeah, save on paper!) He did especially enjoied making his own Golden Ticket. A lot of the ideas are open ended and hands on creative, there are a lot of write on paper activities to use in a classroom setting too.
I am thinking of teaching with this book at our homeschool co-op the kids will have a blast with this activities and getting to eat chocolate!