Every child thinks, learns and explores differently. So, it only makes sense that your kiddo’s education is as unique as she is. Kumon, the global learning program that focuses on after-school math and reading, adheres to this philosophy. Their learning method uses an individualized approach to tap into and unlock each student’s potential. Read on to find out what Kumon is all about and why you should sign up for their program now.
What Is Kumon?
No one kid is alike, so why should his education be? Kumon believes that each child flourishes when math and reading skills are approached on an individual level. This means that each student is given an individualized worksheet lesson plan created by the instructor. Kumon caters to children as young as three-years-old through the high school level, so whether your kiddo is just starting out or taking advanced literary and mathematics classes, Kumon has a plan for you.
What’s the Lesson Plan Like?
With an individualized worksheet lesson plan created by the instructor specifically for your child, your little scholar can progress at his or her own pace regardless of age or grade level (read: there’s no pressure to advance to the next level before your kiddo is ready). Daily assignments take about 30 minutes per subject, completed twice a week at the Kumon Center with the other five lessons finished at home. The worksheets include examples of how to solve the problems and teaches a lesson that’s slightly more advanced than the lesson before. Learning is incremental and your kids learn with confidence after each new success and worksheet completed.
What Are the Benefits?
According to Kumon, many of their students are studying one to three years above their grade level. Children who study above grade level are more likely to be placed in gifted programs and honor courses.
Why Sign Up Now?
The new school year brings a wealth of new lesson plans and experiences: new teachers, classes and curriculum. Give your child a leg up with Kumon. Their after-school classes in reading and math will merely bolster what your student is already absorbing and learning during the school day.
Do you have any tips to helping your kids advance in math and reading? Have you enrolled at Kumon? Share your experience in the comments below.
— copy by Erin Lem; photos courtesy of Kumon
Legal Disclaimer: Most Kumon Centers are independently owned and operated.