Kumon My Book of Easy Telling Time
Over 20 years ago, when our family began this delightful home school adventure, workbooks for toddlers and preschoolers were hard to find. But that was just as well because the ones that were available were inane, insipid or intolerable. (Why would we choose to prohibit watching corrupting television, then turn around and use workbooks with those same characters depicted in them?)
Workbooks are not appropriate for all young children; many are simply not ready for the fine motor skills that are necessary. Let those children continue to learn at their God-ordained pace and in a way that encourages a love of learning. But when your children are ready to move to focused learning, reach for Kumon Workbooks. The captivating illustrations are child-friendly and the scope and sequence are just what educating parents have been looking for.
Kumon centers have been helping children master fundamental skills for over 50 years. Originating in Japan, they have excelled in their primary emphasis of math and reading instruction. With the exception of a page or two of nonsense, these are outstanding books, worthy of any child's time and effort. The skills taught are essential and appropriate, and their presentation can entice even the most hesitant learner. The assignments are short; each is slightly more challenging than the last so that your child progresses at a gradual, comfortable pace.
Binding: Paperback (8 1/2 x 11 2/3)
Publisher: Kumon Publishing
Published In: China
I like Kumon's style; this book didn't disappoint. My son is 4 and I'm working through the logic and some other math books before tackling this one, but I know he could handle it now if I pushed, but I'd rather not. I thumbed through the book and it's typical Kumon: colorful pages, bright pictures, varied activities. Looking forward to doing this in the near future.
This book is only easy because of how much review is done to remind the student of the same concepts over and over. How does my son tell time now? Because of this fantastic book. Kumon books are genius because they do what has to be done for kids to learn...repetition.
This is a good introduction to learning to tell time for your child. It starts with learning the numbers 1-12 and learning where they belong on the clock. Then it spends a good bit of time teaching the hours before it moves into teaching the 1/2 hours. This is a beginning time telling book, and doesn't get into the minutes. Great if you have a younger child not ready for the whole thing yet. They will be able to successfully finish this book before they would be ready for the whole thing.
I have two children, a 7 year old girl & a 4 year old boy. They both love the Kumon workbooks. I have to stop by 4 year from trying to finish an entire book in 1 evening. He loves the cutting books best and especially loves receiving this certificate at the end. The books for my 7 year old are very good too. We have enjoyed the money series along with the crafts. We enjoy going through the books together. My 7 year old enjoys helping her younger brother complete books she has already completed. The books also use a very nice paper and are bright and colorful.
I have found the Kumon series of workbooks to be useful for all of my children who have used them. The books dealing with fine motor skills are excellent; some of the pages can be done by young children with practically no assistance (such as in the cutting, tracing, and maze books), while others need a bit of direction from a sibling or parent (such as folding and crafts). I have mixed feelings about some of the math skills workbooks: The money workbooks are quite good and have some variety in the pages, but I think the time books are somewhat tedious and aren't as effective. The number workbooks have some pages that involve a lot of writing which my children found boring and tiresome, but are still useful overall.