I’m a fan of activity books for the kids, especially those with stickers. They are fun and portable, and I also use them as a filler for the days when I’m too busy to plan learning activities.
I’ve recently bought a copy of Kumon Let’s Sticker & Paste. In the description on the cover page, it states “Your child will develop fine motor control skills while having fun with stickers and learning to paste with glue.” Sounds just right for G!
The first few pages of the activity book consist of stickers and some empty scenes. Instructions are simple and are clearly stated at the top of the page. Here, the objective is simply to paste the stickers freely.
The activities are structured so that they get progressively more challenging (but never overly so). The child starts by pasting stickers freely, then proceeds to guided pasting in specific areas, to fill-in-the-blank pages. Stickers are replaced with paper cutouts to be pasted using glue (cutting is recommended to be done by the parent).
Here is G trying to complete a picture of a lemon by pasting a yellow circle.
Next come puzzles, where there are 2 or more pieces to be placed correctly.
Near the end of the booklet, there are activities where the child gets to do simple cutting (and pasting of course). They’ve also included a certificate of achievement!
Kumon Let’s Sticker & Paste definitely provides good fine-motor skill practice for G – he loved peeling and pasting stickers, and applying glue!. He enjoyed doing the activities and asked for more (I usually do one or two pages at a time).
As with all Kumon products, paper quality is good and thick, and graphics are brightly-coloured and attractive to kids. I liked that the activities are arranged so that the difficulty level is gradually increased and the child is not overwhelmed. There are also helpful suggestions included for parents to enhance each activity.
This is definitely a good buy for busy parents looking for fine motor activities to do with a toddler. 🙂
Do you like activity books? Or do you prefer to DIY?