Kumon Mom Seran's Review
My 3 boys have been attending Kumon now for several years. I trek from Mill Valley to take my kids to San Rafael twice per week, despite crazy schedules, as a testament to how much this is a priority in our family. What I love about Kumon is that it is the perfect complement to the Common Core curriculum that is practiced at the public schools. They learn math from an entirely different approach, which makes them very strong, confident, fast math learners. They also are exposed to reading topics that they would normally not choose to read, but then learn to appreciate. They have actually asked me to check out the full novel from the library after reading short passages from their Kumon pages. Worksheets are timed, and they learn to not only answer accurately, but quickly. What I also love about Kumon, is that it teaches my kids time management. They have learned to expect that they have to finish their work EVERY DAY, despite sports, schoolwork, etc., so they now independently do their work in between their other commitments. This is an important life skill that I do not feel can be easily taught. The Kumon method is a time-honored approach to learning math and reading, that was started by a teacher in Japan. It is highly successful, but requires a strong commitment. If the kids are not engaged (and supported at home) 100%, then they will not gain any of the benefits of this program. I can honestly say that my children are more confident and smarter learners, directly because of their Kumon experience.