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My Book Of Numbers 1-30 (Kumon Workbooks) Paperback – January 26, 2004
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- Publisher : Kumon; Original edition (January 26, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 80 pages
- ISBN-10 : 4774307033
- ISBN-13 : 978-4774307039
- Reading age : 2 - 4 years, from customers
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.5 x 12 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #227,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I wish it wasn't only the first ten pages that are in full color. The rest of the book uses spot color, different shades of one color per page, so it misses the charm of their mazes, cutting and tracing books. I wish there was a greater variety of exercises, but perhaps there is only so much you can do. I definitely like having this book rather than coming up with worksheets myself.
Breakdown of the book exercises (2 pages per exercise):
1-5: Number puzzles (connecting dots using numbers 1-10)
6-16: Writing numbers 1-10 (3 different ways of tracing)
17-18: Count and match to the correct number
19-21: Various tracing, counting and filling in missing numbers 1-10
22-22: Number puzzles (using numbers 1-20)
23-29: Counting and circling numbers, various tracing and filling in missing numbers 1-20
30-31: Number puzzles (using numbers 1-30)
32-40: fill in numbers missing in sequence
The last exercise has almost all the numbers missing, so clearly kids need a lot of practice to get to that point. Especially if they are younger. My three year old will focus more on practicing writing the numbers. The books helped me realize she couldn't recognize a number when it wasn't in sequential order. With the page protectors and dry erase markers, I don't need additional books, and it's clean enough for younger siblings.
This numbers book is designed to help teach familiarity of numbers 1-30 and how to write them. It does this by doing simple dot-to-dots, number tracing, number puzzles, number matching with objects, and counting with dots. There's quite a bit of number writing practice mixed in with a lot of fun activities. My 3 year old can easily follow the first half of the book without much of a problem. The second half is a little more difficult as it switches to dots instead of objects. The font becomes smaller and the numbers more abundant. I started photocopying the pages of the book, but then realized that my child doesn't mind just going over and over the same numbers again and again.
Kumon also has the My Book Of Number Games 1-70 (Kumon Workbooks) , My Book Of Numbers 1-120 (Kumon Workbooks) , and My Book Of Number Games 1-150 (Kumon Workbooks) books in the series, but this is the first book to start out with when learning the numbers. Highly recommended!
The pictures are bright and 'happy'. The curriculum is wonderful. At least I think so, I started all my kids with the Kumon books. I have three sons ages 5, 13, and 16. My 16 yr old is currently on the 'law track' in his school taking concurrent classes at the local college so that he can become a lawyer. My 13 yr old is in all Pre-AP and one AP class in middle school. And the 5 yr old is scoring above average - he is currently a Kindergartner. So, that says something :) Kumon gave them a great jump start!
Again the only con is that perforating those pages would make it a lot easier. So I went with the 4 stars. Just sayin'.
But that aside… Kumon books are fantastic books. My kids got most of their base skills from their books.
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Although all children are different I doubt that many 3 years old (starting age for this book?) are able to complete the last task - write unaided all numbers from 1 to 30 each in its fairly small box.
I think if you want to teach your children to write numbers I think this product: Tiny Tots First Learning 123 - Explorers (Tiny Tots Easels) will be more useful.
We bought this one and 2 others (uppercase letters and tracing) and it's given my just gone 3 year old more confidence in writing and drawing, and just as important we take the time to work with him on holding the pencil correctly, which he now nearly does.
Before these books (and some carefully selected iPad apps) he didn't want yo draw anything and now he's starting to show some signs of interest.
I love that there are commercial quality books available to help parents teach their children. In our fast paced world it's more important than ever for parents to take responsibility for their child's education, these books make that easy and accessible.
Thanks Kumon! We will (I'm sure) eventually be buying the full set.
(And that's my inky complaint.... Wish you could buy sets or the whole set to help with a learning path.