Saturday, October 16, 2010

Learning with Kumon Workbooks

As a parent of a preschooler I had started purchasing various workbooks a couple months ago to help aid in teaching my daughter basic writing skills.  After getting each of these workbooks home I would look through them more thoroughly and end up disappointed each time.  They were either too advanced, too boring, or progressed from a very basic beginner skill to a seemingly advanced skill too quickly.  Then we found Kumon Workbooks.

Kumon Workbooks have been both fun and challenging.  Progressively building on skills, the Kumon Workbooks give my daughter a chance to master a skill before introducing her to a new concept.  Throughout the workbook there are also tips for me as a parent to help in the learning process and prepare me to assist her as new concepts and skills are introduced.

We started with My First Book of TRACING, and as we've progressed through the workbook my daughter has become much more confident with holding a pencil correctly and tracing lines on her own.  Shortly after starting My First Book of TRACING we also began working on My First Book of COLORING and it was very easy for me to see how the Kumon Workbooks build on skills learned from previous workbooks.

GET YOUR OWN! If you're unsure which workbook to start your child with just head on over to Kumon's website and read the descriptions for their workbooks.  With a wide variety of workbooks ranging from their First Steps Workbooks (for kids as young as 2) to their Grade School Workbooks (for grades 1-6) you can find a Kumon Workbook to help almost any aged child.

WIN YOUR OWN! Kumon has decided to give one lucky SIMPLE reader two (yes TWO) Kumon Workbooks of their choice!!!  Just head on over to the Kumon website and come back to tell us what two Kumon Workbooks you'd like for your little learner!!!

Additional Entries: (comment once for each)
  • "Like" SIMPLE on Facebook
  • "Like" Kumon Publishing on Facebook
  • Become a new follower of Kumon Publishing on Twitter
  • Become a new follower of SIMPLE on Twitter 

As always, visit our giveaway rules page for complete instructions and guidelines on our giveaways. 

Winner will be randomly selected and announced October 23, 2010. Good luck! 

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED - CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER #53 CORINNE!!!

CARINNSIMPLESIGNATURE copy*I was provided with two workbooks from Kumon in order provide my opinion and to conduct this review.  I honestly love them so much we've since bought an additional 12 Kumon Workbooks!!!



69 comments:

  1. I would start with the very basics, color and fold for little ones! My son thinks coloring is scribbling all over a picture with one color... :)
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  2. like you guys on FB
    these books are great! would love to have more.
    My book of easy mazaes and my first book of uppercase letters
    maggiebusscher at gmail dot com

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  3. like Kumon Publishing FB
    My book of easy mazaes and my first book of uppercase letters
    maggiebusscher at gmail dot com

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  4. i like my book of easy telling time and my book of simple addition
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  5. Tracing and Time. These look great!
    wendyw329 at aol.com

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  6. I Like Simple of FB
    wendyw329 at aol dot com

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  7. My daughter loves workbooks! I would love the First Book of Tracing and the First Book of Pasting - two of her favorite things to do!

    kellyjo(dot)haines(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I like Kumon on facebook!

    llwoolard [at] gmail [dot] com

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  9. I like simple on facebook!

    llwoolard [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. I think I'd choose one of the telling time books and one of the amazing craft workbooks...both for our little boy!

    llwoolard [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. easy mazes and easy telling time

    timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  12. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    your fan on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  13. My first book of Tracing and Mazes: Things that go! I know my 4 year old would love these workbooks!

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  14. I would love the basics: My book of numbers 1-30 and my first book of uppercase letters

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  15. fan of simple on fb

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  16. fan of kumon publishing on fb

    brittanyvannoord@hotmail.com

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  17. We're working on the letters right now, so I'd do Uppercase letters and Alphabet games for my 2 1/2 year old.

    jnieset@yahoo.com

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  18. I like the grade 6 reading and fractions books.
    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  19. I "Like" Kumon Publishing on Facebook

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  20. I Became a new follower of Kumon Publishing on Twitter as winsome6

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  21. I would like either My Book of Coloring: At the Zoo or
    My Book of EASY CRAFTS

    amywels@hotmail.com

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  22. I think my little guy would love the Coloring & Drawing workbook. I would also have to get the Sticker & Paste book, because it just sounds like complete fun!

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  23. My sister-in-law mentioned these workbooks a couple of weeks ago and I've been meaning to check them out! If I won, I would get: "Amaing Mazes" and "My Book of Mazes: Things That Go". Can you tell Punkin is really into mazes right now?

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  24. I am a new follower of Kumon on Twitter.

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  25. I would love the Pre K/K Verbal Skills (Uppercase and Lowercase Letters). All of the books sound and look great though so it's tough to make a choice.
    jaydensmom.2005@yahoo.com

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  26. I'd love the Let's Color and My First Book of Tracing!

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  27. What great workbooks. Nice to know they're out there. I'd pick Alphabet Games and the Maze Book about Things That Go.

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  28. I would like the coloring and cutting workbooks.
    gray_andrea@hotmail.com

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  29. I'd pick Grade 1 Addition and Grade 1 Subtraction.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. I like the Grade 1 Reading book and the Grade 1 Geometry & Measurement book.

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  31. Grade 2 Reading and Grade 2 Reading Math.

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  32. Would love the Pre-K Easy Crafts and Writing Words - awesome

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  33. I would like the first book of cutting under basic skills and the number counting 1-30 under "math"!

    mirimax at yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I'd like two Grade 5 Reading workbooks!

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  35. first books of coloring and drawing

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  36. I would choose the Grade 3 Addition & Subtraction and the Grade 3 Multiplication.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I most likely will get lower case letters and counting money for my 1st grader.

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  38. I would love to win the Basic skills and verbal skills for Pre-K - K for my little boy

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  39. In the First Steps series, I would choose "Let's Color" and "Let's Sticker and Paste."

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  40. New Twitter follower (sarohioan)

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  41. I like first grade reading and my first book of tracing. A book for each of my kids!

    melissamcnicol AT yahoo DOT com

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  42. I would love the My first book of Tracing and My first book of Cutting

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  43. I have a two year old and like the Kumon 'My first book of Tracing'

    gindiran01@gmail.com

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  44. New follower for Kumon on Twitter!

    Another entry for the giveaway!

    gindiran01@gmail.com

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  45. I'd get the color and fold for little ones.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  46. My Book of MAZES: THINGS THAT GO! and The Book of Pasting: Jigsaw Puzzles..
    what a wonderful site..
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  47. I am a facebook fan off yours"Simple"
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  48. We've used Kumon workbooks, and they are excellent! I'd choose Grade 5 Geometry & Measurement and Word Problems.

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  49. I would pick My Book of ALPHABET GAMES & My First Book of TRACING.

    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

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  50. Liked SIMPLE on Facebook - Geri N.

    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

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  51. Liked Kumon Publishing on Facebook - Geri N.

    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

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  52. Become a new follower of Kumon Publishing on Twitter - EbayMommy

    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

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  53. Become a new follower of SIMPLE on Twitter - EbayMommy

    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

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  54. Easy mazes and 1-30

    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  55. I would choose the book
    More Let's Sticker & Paste!
    Let's Color!
    for my daughter she is 3 and starting to learn more.

    talishasturms@yahoo.com

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  56. i liked simple on facebook. My facebook name is talisha s.

    talishasturms@yahoo.com

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  57. I liked kumon publishing on facebook. my facebook name is talisha sturms.

    talishasturms@yahoo.com

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  58. I am following kumonpublishing on twitter. my twitter name is scoobybabe2004.

    talishasturms@yahoo.com

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  59. i am following simplerevews on twitter. my twitter name is scoobybabe2004.

    talishasturms@yahoo.com

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  60. Grade 1 Reading
    Grade 3 Multiplication

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  61. We'd like # My Book of Pasting: Jigsaw Puzzles and
    # My Book of Easy Crafts

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  62. I "Like" Kumon Publishing on Facebook

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  63. I Became a new follower of SIMPLE on Twitter

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