Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kumon Workbooks Review & Giveaway




We are starting homeschooling next week and although this isn't TRUE homeschooling at her age, we are adding in more of a routine and make it more like school. For the age of 3 Workbooks are definitely the way to go. I contacted Kumon Books and they generously sent us 2 workbooks for review. One is a little older than Avery's level right now though.
They sent us the My First Book of Tracing for ages 2-4 and the My Book of Mazes Animals which says 3-5 but on the cover it states 5-7. If I had noticed this I wouldn't have asked for this one and would've opted for the Easy Mazes for 2-4 instead

We have done a little bit with the tracing book and so far so good. Avery is doing AMAZING with it. I didn't think she would, but her skills are better than I thought I guess! I think we'll hold off on the Maze book until next year and maybe even the year after that.

They have so many workbooks to choose from. You can search by grade from PreK-6th grade and then by different skills as well. They also have flashcards, Spanish workbooks, books for coloring starting at age 2, Are you ready for kindergarten books to test your child's skills. I think all of these are great!! I'm so excited to do these books more with Avery and see just how she does. I know I'm building her hand eye coordination as well as her form for gripping a pencil with these books. I can't wait to explore them more.

Price: The Books are $6.95 each. Which isn't bad. I also discovered I can buy them at Target, which saves on Shipping!

Overall: ***** Love these and she seems to really get the hang of it.


 *Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!*


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Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

We love Kumon. Our first book ever (and my all time favorite) was At The Zoo Coloring which we started when Chloe was two. I love how it started out simply and then got progressively harder. I loved that each color had not only a coloring page spot but also a related maze. The brightly colored pages are a huge hit and the mazes are challenging but not too much so. It's amazing and delightful to watch how much she has progressed.
We have several books of their and my daughter (3) and son (2) love them!
The other day I read that kindergarten teachers are more concerned about eye/hand coordination and such than they are about whether or not children can write the alphabet when they first start school.
Coloring, tracing, following mazes are not only fun and entertaining, they're essential learning exercises.

Whoops. Comment is kind of long. Can you tell I am completely for these books?!?


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I went over to the site and I would choose these two books:

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I would pick Easy Mazes and Pasting: Jigsaw Puzzles. My girl is all about cutting and pasting right now!

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