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5 Tips to Celebrate National Family Literacy Month

  Whether it’s your toddler mesmerized by the pictures and activities of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or his Grandpa getting lost in the mysteries of a John Grisham novel, a love for books is timeless and shared across all generations. Nothing beats curling up with a good book and exploring the countless possibilities of worlds […]

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Celebrate Halloween with this Mystery Booklist for Grades 3 through 7

    Spooky. Ghostly. Eerie. Enchanting. The Halloween season sparks imagination, creativity and a sense of wonder in children of all ages. Holidays and traditions are a great opportunity to build upon the imagination and make reading fun. Taken from the Kumon Recommended Reading List, this collection of books possesses strong literary merit with supernatural, […]

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Motivating Children by Developing a Growth Mindset

“Motivation is the most important factor in determining whether you succeed in the long run. What I mean by motivation is not only the desire to achieve, but also the love of learning, the love of challenge, and the ability to thrive on obstacles. These are the greatest gifts we can give our students.” – […]

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Elizabeth, age 10: Neelam Neotia, Kumon Instructor

  Elizabeth’s parents never let the odds prevent their daughter from being her personal best. Elizabeth was born with chronic lung disease, a heart condition and digestive problems. Her childhood years have been consumed with in-home therapies, surgeries and hospitalization. Kosair Charities helped fill the family’s health coverage gaps for Elizabeth’s treatments. Elizabeth can now […]

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Kumon Staff Pick: My Father’s Dragon

RRL Title: My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett Readers between 3rd and 5th grade   Why do you personally enjoy this book? My Father’s Dragon is a fantastic tale that, although it sounds as if it might be scary, is actually quite comical and up-lifting. The illustrations are beautifully done, especially the map inside […]

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