Let's Color! (Kumon First Step Workbooks)
Let's Color!  (Kumon First Step Workbooks)
Let's Color! (Kumon First Step Workbooks)
Price: $2.35 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2005
Page Count: 40
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 193324111X
ISBN-13: 9781933241111
User Rating: 4.6667 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)

From the Publisher

The First Steps series is designed for young children, aged 2 and up, who have never used a workbook before. The colorful and easy exercises in each First Steps workbook provide toddlers with the opportunity to become comfortable with the tools that are essential in every school – scissors, glue, pencils and crayons. These workbooks also teach the motor skills and problem-solving abilities that are a child’s First Steps towards success.

Ami (Southern CA) | 5 out of 5 Stars!
20/06/2009

I work as a kindergarten teacher and spend a lot of time at the beginning of the year helping students develop their fine motor skills. One of the best ways to work on these skills is to engage children with coloring. When I saw the beginner Kumon books, I immediately wanted to try them with my 2 1/2 yr old son, and I'm so glad I made the purchase. He absolutely LOVES these books! They are very colorful, the illustrations are great, and the directions are very specific. For example, one his favorites was to use a blue crayon to draw rain coming from the clouds. The books gradually become more difficult, and now he has to fill in a white area with a specific color. I tell him that we are working on "school" and he loves it! Because of the reasonable price, I have also bought these for his friends for birthday gifts as well! :)

homeschooling mom of 4 (Central Florida) | 4 out of 5 Stars!
14/10/2006

My 40 month old son was born with birth defects on his hands. The few fingers he has are very short and his muscles are a little weak. This book offers him a challenging and fun way to work on his fine motor skills. This workbook is well made with thick paper and a lot of colors. You cut off about 2/3 of the page and give it to your child and encourage him to color in the dot with a matching color on some of the pages. This is encouraging to small children so they don't have to fill in an entire page themselves. The last page is a write on wipe off page! The only drawback is that $5.95 for a small workbook is rather pricey to me.

Susan Trexel almond_cakes (Near the great state of Idaho) | 5 out of 5 Stars!
10/08/2006

I recently discovered the Kumon books and I am super pleased with them.I will be reviewing all those I have so it will help other parents get a better idea of what's inside. The LET'S COLOR book is very nice and is part of the Kumon First Steps series for ages 2 and up. I must say that this book isn't for the very young only. My son is 8, and is a very normal child in every way, yet like some children, has not been very quick to develop fine motor skills for writing, holding a pencil, cutting, etc. He has enjoyed all his Kumon books very much, and they are not babyish. LET'S COLOR is a very nice book for children who would be overwhelmed by a whole uncolored page being placed in front of them to "finish". I like that most of each page in LET'S COLOR is colored already and is very colorful; only a white circle, square, triangle (nice for teaching shapes along the way) is left blank for the child to color in. My son is very pleased with just a small bit of coloring to finish the picture. He especially loves when his colored pencil ( I recommend Prismacolors over crayons) matches almost exactly with the color of the object and when finished, you can't easily see where he did the coloring. Later pages have you color 2 or 3 parts of the picture, such as blue, green, and yellow circles on the beach ball, or 3 different colored balloons, or the yolk of the egg. Then the last few pages are having the child color the 2 flowers, the mane of the lion, the icing and candles on a birthday cake, or different parts of a clown. Even these pages with more white areas to color, are not overwhelming to a child, as the full picture is only about 8 inches square. My son enjoyed the first "scribble" pages, where you drew hair on a boy, spaghetti on a plate, sprinkles on the ice cream, water squrting out of the garden hose onto the children, etc. He has enjoyed coloring in this book as we have our read aloud time in the evening. Kumon uses high quality heavy paper, and the coloring pages are printed on one side only. I highly recommend it to any parent of young children, and would make a nice little gift with a new box of colored pencils or crayons. These are attractive when finished to give to grandma and grandpa to hang on their refrigerator. I really think you and your child will have fun with this book.

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