Kumon Thinking Skills

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Spatial Reasoning
Pre-K Spatial Reasoning develops skills such as spatial judgment and visualization of objects from multiple perspectives using colorful mazes, puzzles, navigation, and measurement activities. 80 pages.

Logic
Pre-K Logic gives your child a super-fun way to develop logical thinking skills through activities such as making comparisons, completing patterns, determining real versus pretend, and drawing conclusions. 80 pages.

Differentiation
Pre-K Differentiation strengthens critical thinking through simple matching, completing the picture, matching mirror images, and discerning the item that does not belong in the group. Pre-K Differentiation’s step-by-step teaching method ensures your child will learn each concept with minimal frustration. 80 pages.

Creativity
Help your child to develop his creativity without frustration using Pre-K Creativity. Using a gradual, step-by-step approach, Pre-K Creativity gives more and more opportunities for unstructured creativity as your child progresses. Pre-K Creativity focuses on tracing, completing pictures, altering scenes, and drawing. 80 pages.

Note: Some families may prefer to skip the occasional page throughout this series, such as the jack-o'-lantern page in the Creativity book. However, such pages are few and far between, and should not keep families away from this otherwise excellent course.

 

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Publisher: Kumon Publishing
Faith-Based: No

Customer Reviews

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Great books

We really enjoy using the Kumon books. They keep my kids interested with some great skills to teach them.

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M.Z.

Super fun and quick. My daughter enjoyed these and it helped to build her confidence when just starting homeschool. Great addition to your curriculum!

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Don't get creativity unless you have an artist

We loved all of these except for creativity. My maze loving son hated that it had you draw the same picture in fine detail 4 times. You'd really have to have an artist to appreciate this book at age 4, even at age 5 my son will only dabble in this book - he would much rather do mazes to work on his fine motor skills. And as far as art is concerned, the drawings were way above the level of what he would draw on his own so it didn't inspire his creativity at all.

That being said, the other three are like candy to him. He loves them and so do I.

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Kumon Workbooks

I would rank these books after Bambino LUK and Building Thinking Skills Primary in terms of usefulness. I don't know that they add a lot that isn't covered in those other two products. However, I do still like the books, and I give them to my son to do on long car rides.

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Nice but cumbersome

I like the idea behind the workbooks but for us it was just a time filler and unless I explained it my son didn't really get it.

Estrella, Thanks for your feedback on the Kumon Thinking Skills books. We agree with you that these will likely require some parental input so that your child gets the most possible out of the program. But we feel it is worth the effort so that you can begin laying a strong foundation of critical thinking skills even as young as Pre-K! --The Timberdoodle Team

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