Item description for Kumon: My First Book of Lowercase Letters (Kumon) by Kumon Publishing...
Overview These Kumon workbooks are designed to help children develop pencil-control while learning the letters of the alphabet. There are two different consumable workbooks, one dedicated to learning uppercase letters and the other to lowercase letters. Many children can recite the alphabet at a young age; these workbooks will build on that foundation to help them learn to recognize and write each uppercase and lowercase letter as well. In these books, letters are grouped by similar strokes. Before being introduced to each letter group, children practice tracing the necessary strokes. These books start off with pages of straight lines, both up and down and left to right. After completing these activity pages, children are introduced to the uppercase and lowercase letters they can create with those strokes: L/l, T/t, H/h, I/i, F/f and E/e. The book progresses through the more difficult strokes of slanted and curved lines until children can write the entire alphabet. The correct strokes for each letter are numbered to show children how to form the letters properly; and children progress from tracing on thick dotted lines to writing the letter on their own. After students complete the 80 fun tracing pages, you can reward them with the certificate of completion in the back.
Publishers Description 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 7.74" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2004
Publisher Kumon Publishing
Grade Level Pre School
Series Kumon Verbal Skills
ISBN 4774307068 ISBN13 9784774307060
Availability 0 units.
More About Kumon Publishing
Originally starting as the Publishing Department within the Kumon Institute of Education in 1980, Kumon Publishing was inaugurated as an independent company in 1988. Its role is to support the growth of children through the development and sales of its publications (educational workbooks, flashcards, picture books, and children's books, etc.) and educational toys. In 2004, the company began developing and marketing workbooks for preschoolers in the North American market, which marked the start of its full-scale international expansion.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kumon: My First Book of Lowercase Letters (Kumon)?
depends on what you want the book for. Jan 27, 2008
I was surprised to discover that the ONLY type of activity in this book is tracing letters and writing practice. My 4 3/4 year old needs some practice identifying lowercase letters, but isn't really into writing yet. Other workbooks we have done (cheaper ones from the drugstore) break up writing with other activities for variety. We'll save this one for later, until he's ready for writing practice. The quality of the book is excellent though, it has nice paper and is colorful.
Fun way to learn lower case letters Nov 25, 2007
My 4 year old son learned to write his capital letters last year, and he was ready to learn his lower case letters after starting preschool. He went through this book in 1 week. I never asked him to do his "fun book". He just went to his table and worked on it whenever he felt like it. He had so much fun looking at the great pictures---he didn't think of it as work. Now he just finished the Rhyming Words and Phrases book. Another great Kumon workbook! Highly recommend it!
Awesome Resources Jul 10, 2007
These books are by far the BEST tools I have ever used for my preschool children. It teaches work ethic because they are simple and the children can work on them on there own after giving them instructions once. This is specific to my children who can not read yet. We set the timer for 20 minutes and that is our 'homework' time for my 2 & 4 year old. They love it and I'm teaching them to work independantly.
I can't get enough of these books!
really well done Jun 11, 2007
I bought four Kumon workbooks for my 5 year old. This will be our first year homeschooling and I am totally thrilled. With all of the workbooks there are about sixteen full color pages and after that they are printed in two-color. They are all very well organized, incremental and simply laid out. The illustrations are great - they make the pages interesting but they don't get in the way of the work. Some children might not like how similar every page is to the next, however for my child this will be absolutely perfect! She likes being confident in what she is supposed to do and enjoys doing the same (or similar) thing over and over. The one thing about this particular book that I don't like is that I don't think it has quite enough review work. It goes like this: two pages of a new letter for three letters, then two pages of review for those three letters. The ten pages of a-z review at the end. I think I'll photocopy the review pages to have her do over. I love the book and am confident that it will work really well.
great help for preparing for school!!! May 12, 2007
not only do i love this book, but my 5 year old LOVES it too! he thinks it is fun and is eager to practice. it is not only great for practicing writing the letters but also is a tool for learning the lowercase letters. a must have for kids getting ready for kindergarten!