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My First Book Of Cutting (Kumon Workbooks) Paperback – February 5, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Kumon Publishing North America; Original edition (February 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4774307084
  • ISBN-13: 978-4774307084
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.5 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Kumon workbooks are based on the "Kumon Method", an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of each individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing children to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own.

Over 3.5 million children around the world use the Kumon Method to develop their math and reading skills. Kumon Math and Reading Centers help students become successful, confident and self-motivated learners.

But it’s not just the Kumon Method that makes our workbooks special. It’s also the care and research that goes into the editorial content, design and quality of the books. Our editorial experts have more than two decades of experience in producing books that are both fun and educational. Our designers create illustrations that attract and delight children. And the quality of our books is the best of any workbook on the market, with extra thick paper and the best available print quality. From pedagogy to paper, every one of our workbooks has been carefully crafted with your child’s best interests in mind.

Customer Reviews

My 3 and 5 year old loved this book!
Amy
Well,the first are simple, cutting vertically from the bottom of the page along thick grey lines...cut and stop at when you reach the fruit, the flag, or the building.
Susan
There are lots of fun ways to teach kids to cut besides using a book.
Barbara

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99 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Susan on August 13, 2006
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Most children are fascinated with scissors and love to use them, yet they really have very little in their lives they can meaninfully cut. So what happens? Mom's magazine gets snipped to ribbons, baby sister or the dog get an amateur barber job, maybe they become a fashion designer: "I think my pants would be better as shorts!" Thankfully Kumon has come to the rescue and has come up with a book for children that they CAN cut, have fun with, and mom won't be upset!

I reviewed Kumon's First Steps Series LET'S CUT PAPER, and that is the good FIRST book for cutting. Once your child has done that one, then there is this book with 40 wonderful, colorful pages to cut! Kumon recommends MY FIRST BOOK OF CUTTING for ages 3-4-5, but I can tell you it is great for an older child too. There are many children who are a bit delayed in developing such fine motor skills such as handling a pair of scissors. My son is 8 years old and loves this book. It is not babyish at all, is very fun and has given him much needed practice in cutting.

PLEASE!! Do your child a favor by giving him, along with this book, a GOOD pair of scissors! Cheap scissors abound for children, and if given those, their projects will looked chewed, and not cut. Both Fiskars and Crayola make very nice scissors for children. We have been using Crayola, with all metal blades, and get very good results.

Okay, what are the projects to cut in this book? Well,the first are simple, cutting vertically from the bottom of the page along thick grey lines...cut and stop at when you reach the fruit, the flag, or the building. The next ones are printed horizontally on the page, but still a child will no doubt hold the paper so they are cutting vertically. Project #6 is cutting along the teeth of 2 combs.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By M. Beyer on February 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
We like the Kumon books very much. We have several including My First Book of Cutting. My 3 year old was evaluated at preschool and did great on everything except cutting, so I immediately ordered this book since he had enjoyed the Tracing and Uppercase Letters workbooks. He loves it! We do 2-3 pages per sitting and he is already getting much better at his cutting skills and we're only about 15 pages into the book.

My only complaint is that it is designed for right-handed cutters since the little arrows & scissors start from the right side of the page. My son is left-handed so I have him flip the paper over so he follows the arrows from left to right instead of vice versa.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Melissa J. Newman on July 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
I love the Kumon series books, but what is more important is that my son loves the Kumon series books. The book goes step by step in buiding the confidence of the child in a given skill. The pages are visually appealing, and much better quality than most workbooks. My son is 4 1/2 and we are currently working on the "My First Cutting Book" and "Number Games 1 - 70". We have brought others in the series, but I am waiting to start them. They require writing numbers or letters and we are working the foundation of these skills through "Handwriting without tears" series.

The "Big Workbooks" contain all of the skills in one workbook, but they don't go step by step or as in depth as the Kumon series does. When all of the individual books are added together they are going to cost more than the big workbooks, but it is worth the money.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Campbell on February 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
My daughter is 4 and just finished this book. She LOVED it would try to get out of meals early so she could go cut! She was slow to start but all of a sudden it "clicked" for her and I am so proud that she made it look easy towards the end. Maybe she has my art teacher gene!? I am hoping! My only complaint is that it is easier for the child to cut once the page is separate from the book and there are no perforated edges to tear the individual pages out. I had to basically break the binding to get the pages out and getting them out without tearing into the content of the page seemed challenging for me! Why don't they have perforated pages?? Other than that, the book gets an A+.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Norton on July 22, 2013
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My preschool daughter really enjoys the Kumon cutting books. They really help her in her scissor skills.

My one and only complaint is that the pages are extremely difficult to remove from the book. The pages instruct that an adult should cut along the edge of the page to separate the page from the book before giving it to the child. Unfortunately, the book only provides about a half an inch before the content of the page begins. It is impossible to cut the line down the page without cutting into the contents of the page. I had to tear up the entire book and separate all of the pages from the spine of the book just so I could remove the pages easily. It is a bit of a nuisance and unsightly and disorganized.

This problem could have been easily remedied if they'd just perforated the edges of the paper or left plenty of room before beginning the content of the page.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H.M. Fonseca on April 13, 2007
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All the Kumon books feature adorable illustrations (rather in the style of "Hello Kitty") and very good paper stock. Of the four books I have purchased from the Kumon series, this is my favorite. My 4 year old son loves using sizzors. (He's begun cutting the fur off of his sister's plush animals, making her very unhappy, so I decided it was time for something more productive.) The book features a number of cutting excercises, starting with very simple strait lines and moving slowly to curves and angles. My only complaint is I wish the pages were preforated for easy removal. (The book clearly states that the parent should cut the pages out so that the child can do the cutting excercises effectively.)

Also, if you're looking for something to entertain your child while you start dinner or fold laundry, this is not it. The point of all the books in this series is for the parent to interact with their child, giving them lots of praise and encouragement. The Kumon books do make it fun to sit and work with your child, but if you need something really cost effective a craft book from the library might make more sense.

All in all this is a very good quality workbook. My son really enjoys the excercises and it will definitely increase his fine motor skills in general and cutting skills specifically.
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