Kumon My First Book of Mazes

Kumon My First Book of Mazes Book Review

Before we begin this book review of Kumon My First Book of Mazes, I’m going to explain how we got started. Kids always inspire to learn as much as parents inspire to teach. Needless to say, the task can be challenging. Often, I forget that certain things in life are new to my young sponges. Things that my adulthood has taken for granted, my tiny tots find incredibly fascinating.

As a result, we are constantly redirecting our focus of the world around us. We try to take them places that provoke thought and wonder. That’s how a recent trip to the bookstore led us to this marvelous series of Kumon books. They have all kinds of activity books geared for all different ages.

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My first impression was that these books were on a mission.

Each page has a space for the child to write their name and the date. Additionally, ratings are on each maze. The higher the number, the harder the maze. Pretty good concept if you ask me. Children are challenged and working on their skills at the same time. I also like the foundation of writing one’s name on the paper, just like school.

My second impression was that the kids are going to love these. The colors are on the opaque side but the images are fun and interesting. We like to make up stories as we complete each maze. For example, if the maze has an apple orchard we talk about how the character wants to pick apples to make a pie, then has to get to home to do so. It’s fun, fun, fun.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, Kumon My First Book of MAZES gets nothing but an A. It’s a simple workbook that the kids enjoy. The targeted age range is 3-5; and, both my 3 and 5 year old love it. The adult coloring phase is coming back. I wonder if mazes will trend soon. Might slip some pages for myself on the sligh.


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  • Dean of Little Steps

    We’ve recently ordered Kumon Math books since my daughter seems to be just like me. Let’s just say we’re not particularly fond of numbers 😉 And I’m impressed! She’s really enjoying them now because of the Kumon books 🙂

    Dean of Little Steps
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Oh, I had my eye on those. I’m glad to hear they were good, too. We have mazes, tracing, and cutting and they are amazing! I’m really proud of the makers of the Kumon series.

      Thank you for commenting!

  • Eryka

    Oh these look great! I will need to remember this when Izzy gets bigger

    • Post authorFullestMom

      I’m getting good words about the entire Kumon series. When your child is of age, check them out. Some start as young as 2. (we have a post about scissor skills that you can check too.)

  • Georgiana

    My kids used to LOVE mazes, as did I. Looks like a fun book to work through 😀

    • Post authorFullestMom

      There are times, when the kids go to bed, and I color. LOL. They really make some awesome products these days.

  • Susan Croox

    I used this book for my daughter! Excellent pre writing skills. It really helped.

    Susan Croox
    • Post authorFullestMom

      That’s great to hear. Scissor skills, holding a pencil, throwing a ball, all these fundamentals are things parents can take for granted. I’m happy there are so many resources now a days. Kumon did a great job.

      Thanks for commenting.

  • Kathy Haan

    This looks like my youngest would enjoy it!

    Kathy Haan
    • Post authorFullestMom

      You have no idea! These books are so fun and sneaky in regards to teaching. The kids think they are doing relax activities; while in reality, they’re learning. We have 3 different Kumon books and all are a hit. If you view our post Scissor skills, the cutting book is in the featured image. Hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

  • Stephanie

    awesome, wish I would of had these before my daughter was in school.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Kumon makes other products for older children. I’m thinking of using them heavily as the kids age.

      Thanks for checking us out and commenting. Have a wonderful day.

  • Briana Marie

    My 5 year old loves mazes. She definitely gets that from her Momma. Lol. We’ll have to check this book out.

    Briana Marie
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Totally. The entire Kumon series is pretty nifty. They label the workbooks by age. I’d suggest giving your little one something in the 7-6 yo range for challenge. It will be fun!

  • Tiffany @ shortsweetmom

    My munchkin has a few years to go before we can enjoy books like this but I love collecting ideas now. I agree, adult puzzle books would be awesome. 😄

    Tiffany @ shortsweetmom
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Time will fly fast! The good news, Kumon makes some products as early as 2yo. Thanks for commenting!

  • Shahira

    This looks like what will keep kids busy and at the same times fire their neurons. Will look into once my baby is bigger! 🙂

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Definitely. We’ve done plenty of activity books and something about the Kumon’s graphics really stays with the kids. The style that the material is presented is very enjoyable. Hugs to your little one.

  • Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins

    My oldest is 5, but I think he’d love this book and still find it challenging. I love that you make up stories for each maze you do together. Great idea!

    Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. They have more advanced books, too. I plan to stay with Kumon for a while. Thank you for commenting.

  • Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired

    I’ve heard of Kumon but never really looked into what it was. I’ll have to get some of these books when my little one is a little older. Thanks for sharing!

    Niki @ Toot’s Mom is Tired
    • Post authorFullestMom

      And thank you for commenting. I really, really, like their books. Hope you find the series pleasing too.

  • Inez

    Looks like a GREAT book! I didn’t know Kumon had books. I thought it was a tutoring place. I guess that makes sense, though. haha. I definitely need to keep this in mind. Pinning!


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