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This is the first Kumon Workbook in our series. Within, children
have the opportunity to practice basic pencil-control skills. All the
exercises include colorful, pleasing pictures that children will enjoy
drawing. Children start by tracing straight vertical lines, and
gradually move to drawing more challenging curved, zigzag, and diagonal
lines. Through these exercises children will acquire the ability to use a
pencil easily.

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January 9, 2017

Suggestions for re-use
Kumon produces fun, sturdy workbooks. I've bought several for my children. I purchased this for my daughter when she was 3 or 4 and purchased another copy for my son years later. I was pretty lazy about making my kids practice their "writing" and this is pretty low-maintenance on my end. There is not much they have to "figure out". Still, though, kids can get through one page so quickly, and sometimes you're left wondering, "Is that all I'm going to get out of this?" So what I do is allow my son to do the same page over and over again. He starts with a yellow marker, then does it again in orange, then red, then darker colors. You can actually see him get better, and each color pretty much traces right over the previous color. Great way to get more use out of these!

December 2, 2017

Great workbook for toddlers learning to hold a pencil and ...
Great workbook for toddlers learning to hold a pencil and write. I pull the pages out and slip them into a page protector and use a dry erase marker so that my kid doesn't waste pages by scribbling.

April 8, 2015

a good activity book for kids between 2-3 years of age...
I have two kids at the ages of 4 and 2. It is easy to find activity books for my elder but not that easy for the younger. Because, no matter what the books say in terms of the target age, the activities are often to hard for toddlers to understand or perform. However this book, truly is a great activity book for 2 years onward.

It has 80 pages of activities printed on high quality paper and most of them are doable by a 2 years old, of course with adult supervision and help. The activities focus on following a path with a pencil which help the kids develop fine motor skills. There are easy ones like following a straight or close to straight line or more challenging ones like following a path with turns, curves and spirals (but not as complicated as mazes in which you need to choose between alternative paths).

I think 2-3 years olds would benefit the most from this book, anyone older may find it too easy. I am happy for the purchase

March 13, 2016

Nice variety of things for a toddler to trace
Nice variety of things for a toddler to trace. I put each page in a clear sleeve and use wipe off markers so we can use the pages over and over. It is interesting to see how his skill is becoming more refined over time!

May 3, 2018

Great booking!
Neither one of my kids enjoy tracing letters. This book was a great way to build their confinence and work on fine motor skills. There are 80 colorful pages, back and front. I do wish the book had more pages. Just order a second book.

May 20, 2018

Five Stars
Arrived on time and as promised.

April 12, 2013

Great for teaching writing skills.
My 3 year old granddaughter was told to 'write' her name on the valentine cards for her daycare. Obviously, the teachers would have thought any old mark was fine, but my granddaughter wasn't that flexible and was in tears. She just did not have the hand control to do those fine lines. So i bought this book. It is perfect. Not to hard but a bit of a challenge that she is well able to meet. Because she whips through the book so quickly my daughter made copies of the pages so they can be done repeatedly. She also has her use different colored markers so she can do the same exercise several times and end up with a wonderful rainbow picture. I doubt she can even begin to write her name but she has had so very many successes with "writing" thanks to this book that she is feeling pretty confident in her "writing" abilities. At 3 years old that is about the best you could hope for. I think this is an impressively designed book and it does a great job encouraging and advancing basic skills.

February 8, 2008

it's OK
I thought it would be actual tracing, but it was basically just drawing a line from point A to point B, kind of like a maze that's super-easy. My daughter is turning 4 in a month and is not excited about the book. It was fun for a night, but now it just sits there.

April 20, 2009

My son is 4 years old and I purchased this book to help him with his handwritting. I think that this is a very good book for training, but he was really bored with is after a while, he was doing like ten pages at a time and looking at me like "Mom...why are you giving me this"! LOL I think it's more for the 2 or 3 years olds.

July 9, 2013

Good book but can find better value elsewhere
I have two boys age 5 and 3. My 5-year old used this book before he turned 3 and my younger one has also finished this book. In general, I like Kumon-series, but only the tracing/mazes and the early math books. For example, the book reviewed here is a good way to introduce writing and strengthening little hands, and "simple addition" is a good one to introduce addition, and so on. My personal opinion for "intro-level" tracing/writing/math books is to start as early as possible. For books recommended for "2-3-4" and "3-4-5", start as soon as your child turns 2 or 3, respectively. For books recommended for "4-5-6" and older, you can even start 1/2 or 1 year earlier than the recommended range.

Back to this tracing book. It's good and both my boys did them. But I think one can find better values elsewhere. For 3 years and older, even those who have not done any writing/tracing, most Pre-K workbooks will work fine: they always have a few pages of tracing to start from, and soon transit to writing capital letters. Three-year olds are old enough to write letters and will probably be bored by tracing everyday. For two-year olds, a lot of practice is necessary but for that case, the 40 pages of this book won't be enough and the $7 you paid will be down the recycle bin in a matter of days. For 2-year olds you can probably find other brands of tracking-only books, or you can print tracing worksheets online and make 100 copies and just let your 2-year old scribble over and over.

Overall, for tracing alone i would recommend other workbooks (which usually have 100-300 pages rather than the 40 here), or simple printouts that will cost only some ink and paper.

October 8, 2015

It was ok
I thought this was going to be a book where you trace things, but it was just a bunch of mazes

December 21, 2013

Teaches skills to write, not "trace".
My husband ordered this for our 4 year old granddaughter thinking it would utilize tracing paper to copy shapes, etc. It actually has exercise that teach what I would refer to as tracking skills. I like it for what it is but I guess we did not pay close enough attention to exactly what the pages are.

September 29, 2015

This is quite a bit simpler then I thought it would be. It really doesn't progress in difficulty very much. Pretty much the same thing from cover to cover.

May 30, 2017

Great for my 3 year old
I needed something educational for my son to do during the weekends. This book is great. It's a nice book and good quality, not flimsy like some of the other workbooks I got him. The content is also great. In just a few pages, he already has a good grip on his pencil and is able to trace in the lines, can write a few letters already. And the best thing is, he enjoys it! It seems like a game to him and the pictures are super cute, so he actually enjoys this workbook. I plan on buying the whole series!

November 3, 2015

Useful for pencil control
Bought one of these workbooks years ago for my son when he started showing interest in writing during preschool, and it was helpful for him to practice making the lines to get better control. The activities are usually to make a line from one point to another, starting with tracing a dotted line, then making the line staying in the road (for example). It has nice pictures to make in enticing. Eventually the lines get angles or curves added as the book goes on. I bought another one for my daughter when she started wanting to write in preschool, and she really enjoys it. She'll sit and practice making the lines. It could be her age, but her writing has improved. Most important is both my kids have fun doing the workbook. Bonus is they learn better pencil control.

November 11, 2015

Great preschool pencil skills workbook!
The Kumon My First Book of Tracing is a great beginning preschool workbook designed to practice pencil skills and develop fine motor control. The initial pages involve drawing a line from one object to the other. I really like how many pages involved swirls and circles which help with beginning writing letters. The workbook requires very little instruction. Ages: The two to four years old age range is very appropriate for this workbook. I would definitely recommend starting this workbook at two years old if your child shows a lot of interest in scribbling, otherwise starting at two and a half to three years old would be fine. Pencil skills are always good practice even for a four year old. Multiple Children: A workbook is needed for each child.

June 5, 2013

Easy but fun for my 3-year-old
My 3-year-old finished the book in two sittings. But she must have enjoyed the book, because she gone back a few times, redoing her lines. The second and third time around the lines were straighter. I like the concept and see how this is a good precursor to writing, but wish the book contained a greater number of complex ones at the end.

I am a fan of Kumon books. Although this was my daughter's first Kumon (other than the cutting books), my son has been using them for a few years now.

July 22, 2017

Better for age 2
Our 3 year old found this to be boring. It may be better suited for age 2. She loves their Letters books though!

August 30, 2018

Good product
My son hates writing, becomes frustrated, and refuses to practice. But this tracing book has fun "mazes" that provide basic practice with pen control, holding a marker firmly, and drawing straight, curvy, and zig-zag lines. He enjoys this enough to practice for a few minutes at a time. We put a piece of plastic over the page and use dry erase markers.

March 17, 2012

sad to see it was wrote in
got this for my son and he said mama some one did it already:(... he was not happy and to be truthful i was not eaither

August 31, 2016

Three Stars
Way too easy for 3 years old.

January 20, 2014

There was a lot more markings in the book than I had expected. Had really been used a lot- almost sent it back.

May 18, 2013

Tracing for young children
This book is alright. I expected more advance tracing for my three and fours. I was again am happy with cost.

January 10, 2019

Five Stars
Five Stars

October 28, 2018

As shown
Good product

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