Kumon Mazes - 5-Book set
What child doesn't love the challenge of a maze? Mazes allow your child the opportunity to practice basic pencil control in an enjoyable, exciting way. These pencil skills are necessary for the legible writing of letters and numbers. Plus, because mazes are naturally absorbing they help your child acquire the ability to reason, interpret, understand, and concentrate. Once your child has mastered the easier maze books, he will want to move on to the more intricate patterns of the advanced maze workbooks. The increased level of difficulty will refine your child's motor skills and further sharpen his reasoning and critical-thinking skills. These elemental skills are some of the bedrock essentials for later academics. 8 1/4" x 11 2/3", paperback, 80 pages each. Five books in this set:
My Book of Easy Mazes
Tracing their way through these colorful mazes will help children build more confidence in their fine motor skills, thereby preparing them to begin writing. Ages 2-4.
My First Book of Mazes
Young children love tracing mazes with a pencil. Mazes let children have fun while at the same time improving their judgment and pencil-control abilities, both of which are crucial elements in their future studies. The aim of this book is to improve children's reasoning and motor skills. Ages 3-5.
This sequel to My First Book of Mazes is designed to further enhance children's motor skills and reasoning. Once children experience and master the easier maze patterns of the first book, they will be able to advance to the more intricate patterns of this workbook. This increased level of difficulty will refine children's motor skills and further sharpen their reasoning and critical thinking skills. Ages 4-6.
My Book of Mazes Animals
Building on the skills developed through Kumon's tracing books, My Book of Mazes: Animals uses an engaging animal theme to focus on improving children's fine motor control and spatial reasoning abilities, both of which are vital for later success in school. Ages 3-5.
My Book of Mazes Things That Go
Children are often fascinated with cars, trucks, and trains. This book uses these things that go as the theme for our innovative and colorful mazes. Since every maze is designed to be slightly harder than the last, you'll be surprised by how quickly your child's pencil control improves! Ages 5-7.
My Book of Easy Mazes
My Book of Mazes - Animals
My Book of Mazes - Things That Go
These are great. When my kiddo needs a break from other work I give her one of these Bc she loves mazes.
My son loves the Kumon books of mazes!
The Kumon Mazes - 5 book set is really a great set of maze workbooks! The books start out super easy for your littlest ones (age 2) to be successful! They gradually increase in difficulty, but they don't get TOO hard. These are a good quality workbook, that won't end up all bent up like many coloring books do. These are excellent for long car rides or in waiting rooms. Plus these are great to occupy the younger ones during school hours. My littles are proud to have "school."
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.