My 4-year-old son is very bright and imaginative, but has a hard time focusing on tasks -- as a result, his small-motor skills were beginning to lag behind. This workbook helped him develop skills in drawing shapes, solving puzzles, and beginning to write letters. The workbook has bright pictures and a variety of actitivies. Parents (or kids) can choose to skip around the book if the child gets tired of one kind of activity. We chose to work straight through, stopping whenever he got tired or frustrated. The activities are challenging but not impossible. One caveat -- are preschoolers really expected to know how to write the alphabet in upper and lower case? They learn how in this book, but I seem to remember taking that up in the first grade, oh a million or so years ago.
I bought this book to find another interesting way to spend time with my 2.5 year old son at home. I did not expect to finish this book so quickly as I can only spend time with him on a limited time basis (I work part time), but to my surprise, we have finished the whole book under 2 months and now he is asking me to get another one!!
Writing exercise is still tough for him, but he has lots of fun tracing letters and shapes with me using crayon. I highly recommend this workbook to any parents who are running out of ideas of spending fun time together at home.
Big Preschool Workbook is a huge, 320 page compendium of single page activities organized by major skill areas ideal for use with preschool ages children. Each page in this comprehensive workbook is illustrated in color. Big Preschool Workbook is Ideal for day care center and home school use, as well as classroom curriculum supplementation. Also very highly recommended are the other volumes in the School Zone Publishing "Big Workbook" series: Big Kindergarten Workbook; Big First Grade Workbook; Big First Grade Workbook; Big Second Grade Workbook; Big Phonics Workbook.