My daughter, Aria, is about 2 1/2. It’s been sooooo hot lately that we’ve been stuck indoors for weeks. Coloring, painting, reading books, and the like are starting to get rather old. Then, when I was browsing at Target the other day, I came across workbooks by Kumon designed for children Aria’s age. At 2 1/2, Aria is very interested in learning, but she’s not quite ready for math books or writing her letters. Kumon makes an adorable series of books abouting cutting, pasting, folding, or coloring. Each book progresses gradually to build skill, while keeping it fun for your child. When I told Aria that she could choose between learning to cut or learning to glue, her eyes got so big! She loves the cute drawings and I love having a way to interact with her that’s so enjoyable for both of us. Cutting has been a big hit. She is learning a lot and is that much more ready for preschool. We’ll definitely be getting “Let’s Paste” next. You can get yours online at: http://www.kumonbooks.com/catalog/catalog_firststeps.aspx.
Fun with your Toddler! August 27, 2007