How Kumon supports the growth of our youngest minds

Kumon’s experience with helping children reach their potential in Maths and English has shown that – so long as the child is ready – the earlier that a student begins learning, the better. Therefore, Kumon has a range of options available for our youngest minds, including Kumon’s Pencils Skills Programme.

To shed some light on the experience of our early learners, we spoke to some of parents of pre-schoolers who have enrolled their children into Kumon. Here are their thoughts:

“There’s a period when children are very open and curious and if you can catch them there, then the learning kind of happens naturally … the learning just becomes part of who they are, because they are still in their developmental stage. If you can catch them there then it all takes off.” – Leticia

“When I enrolled my children, both of them had very low muscle tone and their fine motor skills were very poor, so they couldn’t even hold a pencil. For me, the pencil work all came from Kumon. I just thought they’d be ready for kindergarten, I wasn’t expecting them to excel, just to be ready for school. Anything after that was exciting for me.” – Eva

“I’ve noticed that Kumon has helped in other areas, particularly with my little boy because he’s definitely more disciplined now. When my little boy is in class he knows that he needs to listen and focus and he knows that it’s important. He realises, in his own way that he’s learning. He tells me, “Oh mum, I did this today and I haven’t done that before.”’ – Tam

“I don’t think it is too much for my daughter to do Kumon every day because each workbook only takes a small amount of time. I thought to myself, ‘Why not start something that has some kind of system to slowly introduce her to difficult concepts?’ So starting one step at a time, with a little amount of my time and her time, we can achieve a bigger result.” – Stephanie

To find out whether Kumon’s Pencil Skills Programme is suitable for your child, please speak with your local Kumon Instructor.


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