Kumon Thinking Skills
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.
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.
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.
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.
I like that the lessons aren't to intense for younger children. The pages are colorful and fun. They are a good way to keep your engaged and teach the basic lessons they need to know.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the workbooks are not standard-sized and don't have perforated pages to tear out a single lesson at a time. This is especially troublesome because the workbooks are stiff and don't lie flat well. Each lesson is also extremely brief and often involves making only a couple of checkmarks or drawing a line to connect two objects. While I don't mind a quick worksheet activity, I prefer to use a sheet protector and dry-erase markers for those kinds of worksheets in order to reuse them in the future and to prevent my son from blowing through the entire book in one sitting. With that said, I was able to take the workbooks to a local printer and have the spines cut off for $2. They are much more user-friendly now.
Great. Quick and easy.
I've always been a huge fan of the Kumon books. I however hadn't seen the logic puzzles before. I love how these teach basic skills in a creative way.
He found the "Creativity" book to be hardest. And loved the other three.