With the increasing availability of mobile devices, computers and emerging technologies, children are constantly overwhelmed with various distractions. It can sometimes be hard for children to ignore those distractions and focus. Continue reading
“Our aim should be to educate our students so well through the Kumon Method that they don’t have to depend solely on classroom activities to be able to deeply understand the course content. Students who develop this capacity will have a good chance to enter leading universities. To make this possible, we must help students acquire the ability of self-study from an early age and accelerate their level of study beyond their school grade.” – Toru Kumon
As discussed in “The Secrets to Success” blog post earlier this year, the Kumon Program is a long-term enrichment program designed to set students up for long-term success. Unlike short-terms solutions, such as tutoring or other academic assistance programs, the Kumon Program provides all students with the opportunity to strengthen and build their abilities in math and reading. Parents and students committed to the Kumon Program often succeed beyond their previous expectations.
Susan, a Kumon Mom from St. Louis, MO, shared how the Kumon Math Program helped her children surpass their kindergarten’s math curriculum goal. “When we went to kindergarten orientation, the teachers explained that the goal of the math curriculum was to have students count to 100 by the end of the year. With the Kumon Program, our children are studying math problems equivalent for second grade,” Susan said.
Success stories like Susan’s are not uncommon for families committed to the daily routine of the Kumon Program. The focus on self-learning and a curriculum modelled on each student’s abilities are two reasons Kumon can help students and parents surpass expectations. As discussed in “The Importance of Self-Learning” blog post, the Kumon Method is designed to teach students how to learn, which can ultimately help students successfully complete problems that they have never before faced. Students build their critical thinking skills in order to learn how to solve problems, rather than simply memorizing facts or terms. The personalized curriculum ensures that students learn at their own pace, allowing them to move faster on topics in which they excel , while allowing students additional time to study concepts that students have difficulty understanding.
The combined focus on self-study and a personalized curriculum, two fundamental aspects of the Kumon Program, can help students succeed beyond their wildest dreams. For more information on how the Kumon Program can help your children exceed your expectations, locate and visit your local Kumon Center at www.kumon.com.
“It is our wish that as many children as possible have the opportunity to develop their potential. We want to see all children grow to the limit of their capabilities.” – Toru Kumon
When Toru Kumon developed the Kumon Program in 1952, one of his principle goals was to make sure all children had the opportunity to succeed regardless of their abilities. For the past sixty years, the Kumon Program has helped children from around the world reach their potential. Below are two stories detailing how the Kumon Program helped these students excel academically. Continue reading
At Kumon, children set realistic goals and reach them with the help of their parents and instructors. Parents can make an appointment to sit down with their children and Kumon Instructor to set achievable goals for the future. When you include your children in the goal-setting process, it allows them to take ownership of their actions and build confidence as they reach their goals. Continue reading
This time of year is a time for giving thanks and showing appreciation for all of those who have helped motivate and inspire you throughout the year. We would like to share a few things that our Kumon Parents and Students are thankful for this year in honor of celebrating Thanksgiving later this month. Continue reading
As we discussed earlier this year in our “Defining Success: What It Means as a Kumon Student and Parent,” success can mean different things for Kumon Parents and Students. From achieving straight A’s throughout the school year to scoring a perfect score on the SATs or a noticeable improvement in self-confidence, success is measured in many different ways. No matter how you define success, it’s no secret that the Kumon Program can help your child reach their academic goals by providing him or her with a strong foundation in math and reading. The Kumon Program not only helps students strengthen their academic performance but also provides them with the skills and confidence needed to achieve lasting, long-term success inside and outside the Kumon classroom. Below are three benefits of the Kumon Program that help children achieve success in the future. Continue reading