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.
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.