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My First Book Of Tracing (Kumon Workbooks) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Kumon Publishing North America; Act Org edition (February 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4774307076
  • ISBN-13: 978-4774307077
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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The books have clear parent instructions and my 3 1/2 year old grandson absolutely loves them.
Joyce
This book has very motivating pictures and different types of tracing lines that make using a pencil fun for preschoolers!
Marilyn Mayberry
I have a hard time keeping him to 2-3 pages each day - he'd sit and do the entire book if I let him!
M. Beyer

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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By M. Beyer on January 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
I looked at many workbooks in the book store before settling on this one, and I'm glad I did! It starts out with basics - connecting pictures and drawing straight lines horizontally and vertically - using very cute, clear graphics. It then progresses to diagonal lines, curved lines, zig zags, more complex curves, lines that cross over each other, etc. In this way, it gradually builds writing skills in a way that is fun for children. I also love that the paper is thick and high quality, the colors are vibrant, and the accompanying pictures are detailed and well-done.

My 3 year old son loves this workbook and asks to do it almost every day. I have a hard time keeping him to 2-3 pages each day - he'd sit and do the entire book if I let him! If I try to have him draw lines on paper, he loses interest quickly, but he loves drawing lines in this book to make a train get to the end of it's route or to show an ant how to get to his friend around several pieces of fruit. I can see a definite improvement in his pencil skills as a result of this book.

The only improvements I'd make is to have it bound with a spiral binding or to have the pages be designed to rip out. My son had trouble at first holding the book open and drawing at the same time. Other than that, the material itself was wonderful! I definitely recommend it!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Syd on February 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book for anyone who would like to help their child develop pencil skills. Do not worry if your child does not immediately excel with this book, just remember all children develop differently and reach the point where they can follow instructions and do workbook skills at different times. Hold off for a while if needed and re-introduce once in a while until the child is ready. Once the child is ready - you will be surprised how interested in the book they become and how quickly their skills improve. I advise following the workbook instructions that you not let the child do more than 2 pages per session because if they are left wanted to do more they will eagerly come back to it the next time.

I bought this book for my daughter when she was almost 3 but discovered she was not quite ready for it. She would follow the instructions sometimes, struggling to follow the paths, but many other times she was not interested in trying to follow the lines and would start scribbling on the pages, perhaps out of frustration that she was not quite ready for it. We continued to provide plain paper, coloring books, pens, pencils, markers, and crayons for her to work on her skills individually. Meanwhile we worked very slowly in the book only working in it every once in a while until recently (around 3 ˝) when her interest and ability clicked with the book and now it is her second favorite "project book". (See the Kumon cutting book for the favorite!) I am very happy with the progressive nature of the book and even thought it took my child some time to work through the first half of the book, she is cruising along and we are only a couple of pages from the certificate of achievement at the end. I have the next books ready to go, Uppercase Letters, Number 1 - 30, and Mazes, and she was really excited when they were delivered. She can't wait to get her certificate and start in on the new ones.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By T. Santilli on August 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
Every day my 2 year old says, "Book, book." We sit down and I show him how to hold the pencil, I steady his hand and he pulls the pencil in the proper direction (90% of the time). It's exciting for both of us. The pictures are beautiful and he loves looking at them. Also the pages are very thick, which keeps them from being easily destroyed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Iryna Rudenko on August 21, 2011
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My daughter just turned 2 years old. I got her this one and "Lets sticker and paste". We've been having so much fun with Sticker and Paste book and she was doing a great job. But the tracing book is way too much for a 2 year old. She is just not ready to patiently draw a straight line from point A to point B while omitting the obstacles. Had to put it on the shelf for now :(
But in the future, I'm sure we will make use of it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Fogg on January 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
Great book, I bought it for my son at 2 1/2 and he Loved it. It really helped him learn to hold a pencil and develop his motor skills, most importantly it kept him enthused about it. Great quality book, thick pages nice pictures to keep little ones interested. I'd let him do 2 or 3 pages, but if it was up to him he'd do the whole book at one time. I just hope I can keep his enthusiasm for learning at this level : ) He's now graduated to uppercase letters, I can see that 'my first book of tracing' helped him with his letters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Ptaszek on January 9, 2007
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I bought this workbook for my 4-year old boy with special needs. Now, we practice tracing with his index finger. Next, we'll move up to tracing with a small colored pencil. The only issue that I have with the workbook is that some pages have too many pictures on a page.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Brooks on April 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
My son is 4 years old and I purchased this book to help him with his handwritting. I think that this is a very good book for training, but he was really bored with is after a while, he was doing like ten pages at a time and looking at me like "Mom...why are you giving me this"! LOL I think it's more for the 2 or 3 years olds.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KatsMom on February 28, 2009
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I really, really wish that I had read the instructions on this book before we started using it. The introduction discusses how the paper was chosen specifically because it's good for erasing. We had begun doing the exercises with colored pencils...which did not erase well. Once we started using a regular pencil, I found that I could give my daughter multiple attempts at each exercise. We now wait until she's able to do each skill with good control of the pencil before we move on.

My daughter asks to "do lines" and likes to create stories from the pictures while traveling along the paths. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's looking to teach the beginning writing skills to a child. The term tracing may be a bit misleading to some, as it conjures images from elementary school of following a picture precisely. Because this is a beginning book, the paths are wide (although slowly narrowing as the child gains experience) so that there is a margin of error. Dotted lines can be frustrating to try and follow for beginners. By using paths instead, the child can build confidence.
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