Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of counting games, writing, picture puzzles and paper crafts—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they build problem-solving, early math, and pre-reading skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for enhancing the learning as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping preschoolers to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package. Gakken has been the number 1 educational publisher in Japan for more than 30 years. Experts in early childhood education, Gakken has 15,000 highly regarded learning centers and more than 700 nursery schools throughout Asia. Gakken's time-tested activity books and learning centers focus on creative, playful learning.