Kumon My First Book of Mazes
What child doesn't love the challenge of mazes? 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. These elemental skills are some of the bedrock essentials for later academics.
Binding: Paperback, 8 1/4 x 11 2/3 inches
Copyright: February 2004
ISBN: 4774307092, 978-4-7743-0709-1
Publisher: Kumon Publishing
Printed In: China
My daughter has autism and these books were so amazing at helping her learn how to do mazes. The fun pages were interesting enough to hold her attention while the therapist worked with her! Kumon books are always worth it!
The Kumon book of Mazes for ages 3-4-5 is a great addition to any homeschooling curriculum for preschool or Kindergarten. My 4 year old daughter loved the book and would always get excited when she saw that she got to do a maze that day! She could usually get through them pretty quickly, but sometimes it was a good challenge for her.
When I bought this, I didn't think my 3 year old would be ready for this any time soon. He has never been very interested in coloring, so his pencil holding skills were lacking. BUT he LOVES mazes! He dug right into this book. I have to limit him to 2 pages a day or he would do the whole thing at once. And he can hold a pencil just fine now!
My son was always wanting to do mazes from the Pre-K core, so we bought a new maze book for "fun" and kept the other one for "school". We kept the fun one in the car and when we were stuck somewhere and in danger of getting bored, out comes the backpack. Of all the activities in there, this was usually his first choice. I love how you can see his writing skills improve from the first page to the last (they're all done now) and I love having entertainment for him that's not my smartphone.
Kumon has the most wonderful preschool and school aged books! They do an excellent job of breaking down the information into bite-sized, easily progressive bits for kids. Mazes are such a fun way for children to develop hand muscle control which they need in writing. These mazes are simple, challenging and fun! I recommend maze books for every child! They learn without realizing it! Enjoy!