I was familiar with the Kumon name because we have a very busy Kumon learning center not far from our home. But it wasn’t until I read this review on Mommy Life about the Kumon workbooks, that I decided to hunt some down. While doing a little Christmas shopping, I came across some notebook sized Kumon workbooks at Learning Express. I picked up “Let’s Cut Paper!” and “Let’s Sticker and Paste!” I have been thoroughly impressed with the books, as well as the skill my kids are developing as they work through them. The books are designed to master a certain skill and each one starts from easy working to difficult. They provide tips for parents in the beginning to get the most out of the workbook as well as little notes and pictures for parents throughout the pages. I was so impressed when, on the first try, Little Miss was able to cut to a certain point and stop and then cut from another point and stop in the same place. It was the same with T-Rex in his book – I was so surprised when on the second try he placed a sticker in its exact place lined up just perfectly. The workbooks are marked with the appropriate age ranges My kids can’t get enough of their workbooks and after a few pages I have to tell them we’ll do more tomorrow, otherwise they’d do the whole book in one setting!
The books can be a bit pricey, but I’ve seen them at Borders, and if you sign up on their website they will send you coupons, including an occasional 40% off! I will definitely be getting more of these workbooks!