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Kumon cultivates the reading skills that can create a lifetime of academic advantages.

The Kumon Reading Program is designed to build the critical reading skills that will help your child develop a lifelong love of reading – and a solid foundation for academic success.

Daily Reading Worksheets will take about 30 minutes to complete – in two sessions a week at a Kumon Center, and another five assignments completed at home. Your child will work at his or her own pace, mastering each new reading concept before moving on. With each worksheet, your child’s overall reading and writing skills will advance incrementally. Many Kumon parents ultimately find their children mastering concepts that put them grade levels ahead of their peers.

Advance your child’s reading skills from an early age, and throughout their school.

Kumon gives your child a head start in reading.

Enrolling your son or daughter in the Kumon Reading Program before school begins will build a solid reading foundation – and a love of reading that will provide an advantage each year in school.

You and a Kumon Instructor help guide your child.

Your early reader will need additional guidance in completing Reading Worksheets. Two days a week at the Kumon Center, an instructor will be there to provide help with worksheets. At home, you’ll assist in the completion of worksheets during the 30 minutes a day of Kumon Reading time.

As reading skills grow, so does a sense of accomplishment.

With every Reading Worksheet your child completes, you’ll see continued success and satisfaction. Best of all, school years begin with a foundation of knowledge and achievement.

Open your child’s world with a love of reading.

Building strong reading comprehension from an early age will prepare your child to advance through elementary school with confidence and appreciation for learning.

Your child begins at the right level.

A Kumon Instructor will assess your child’s current reading skills and introduce the appropriate level of Kumon Reading Worksheets. This provides just the right start for building comprehension and writing skills.

You’ll watch your child’s knowledge advance and broaden.

As each worksheet is completed, you’ll see your child building a stronger vocabulary, a more thorough understanding of the proper use of grammar, and an ability to interpret content that becomes strength in a wide range of classes.

Competing in today’s world takes advanced reading skills.

As your child enters middle and high school, the Kumon Reading Program will help advance reading abilities and critical thinking, necessary for rigorous college courses.

Your child advances independently, step by step.

Through the study of advanced fiction and non-fiction passages, your child will develop critical thinking skills by analyzing complex texts from literary criticism to academic, social, and political commentary. The ability to interpret diverse information and form a judgment becomes a valuable academic, and lifelong, skill.

You’ll see your child’s knowledge and abilities grow.

With each new advanced reading and comprehension skill, you’ll know you’re helping provide the tools your child needs to excel in the classroom.

What topics are covered in the Kumon Reading Program?

The Kumon Reading Worksheets can take your child from letter sounds, to fairy tales, to Shakespeare:

  • Pre-Reading skills
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Sentence building
  • Understanding paragraphs
  • Reading comprehension
  • Summary
  • Interpretation
  • Critical reading

The Kumon Recommended Reading List

The Kumon Recommended Reading List contains 380 books designed to help you as a parent select material that enhances your child’s appreciation for and understanding of the English language and helps to develop a lifelong love for reading. Many of the books on the Recommended Reading List have won literary awards such as the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. The list covers a range of titles from read-aloud books to the classics. The rich literature exposes your child to history, the arts, science, and culture, and features a diversity of genres, writing styles, and authors.