Giving Your Child a Global Education
Through the advancement of technology and the achievements of global citizens, today’s world reaches our everyday lives more than ever before. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly important to explore and introduce your children to material that will help broaden their perspective on the global society. The Huffington Post recently addressed these concerns in the article, “Working Together to Raise Global Children.” By applying these tips at home with support from the Kumon Program, you can help prepare your children for the future.
Nurturing global learners begins at home by encouraging a curiosity to learn about different cultures and traditions. Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, who wrote Raising Global Children, writes on the Huffington Post’s education blog mentioned above, “Raising global children does not have to cost much money, nor does it require hundreds of hours of free time. The single most important part of raising global children is to instill in them the right attitude. Traits such as curiosity, empathy, compassion and flexibility cannot be bought, they must be taught.”
Curiosity is an essential trait of learning. The Kumon Program harnesses the power of curiosity through an emphasis on independent learning. In addition, the Kumon Reading Program utilizes texts from around the world and various topics from biology to Greek mythology to further spark children’s curiosity to learn.
Through the diversity of texts weaved throughout the Kumon Reading Program, students are given the opportunity to learn about other cultures and ways of life. As a result, students are able to develop a global perspective. By helping your children develop a global education, you are helping them build a promising start for future generations. As Toru Kumon said, “I wish to enrich their reading experience and in doing so, help them understand the structure of our society and the various ways in which people choose to live their lives so that they will be able to have dreams, hopes, and goals for the future.”