Kumon Folding Books, Set of 2
What a unique, but very Japanese, method to develop children's fine motor and focus skills. These books of folding paper crafts incrementally increase the number of folding lines, developing the child's ability to concentrate and be motivated by requiring attainable goals. I'm not thrilled with the occasional genie or witch-type project, but you can easily rip out and discard them. Two 5 7/8" x 8 1/4;" paperback books, 40 pages each. Ages two and up.
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.
Just What You've Been Looking For
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.
Master Fundamental Skills
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.
Pages: 40 each, total of 80
Binding: Paperback, 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: 1933241128, 1933241357, (978-1-933241-12-8, 978-1-933241-35-7)
Publisher: Kumon Publishing
Printed In: China
review by Mama Smiles
"Each page tells a little story that engages kids’ narrations skills and gets them thinking. This means that this workbook is actually not a great quiet time activity, but it does make for excellent one-on-one parent-child time...These didn’t turn out to be the best choice for their intended quiet time use, but my kids really do enjoy them."Read the Full Review
Great book but my 4 and 2 year old were not very interested.
These are very cute! I thought it would be a little too easy for my 5 year old, but it's great practice for her to work on folding with precision.
I bought these books to use with daughter who has autism. These were challenging for her (age 4/5) but as far as the product goes, the pages are super cute and engaging. The instructions were clear on how to fold. We love Kumon books.
My three-now-four-year-old daughter LOVES these. They are very quick and easy to cut out and put together, so you do need to ration how many your child has access to at a time particularly if you want them to interact with what they make before moving on to the next folding project. I would like these to have a coloring or drawing element to prolong the activity.
My four year old loves these books. First of all, they have totally helped with her hand/eye coordination as she learns to fold the papers on the lines. But each picture is fun, and she loves seeing how it looks once she's done folding. She would do them all in one day if I would let her, but I have held her off to doing one a day after her other school work is done.