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
Reviews from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team:
Kumon Folding Books Review
"...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..."
Review by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles
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