– As summer comes to an end, children across the country are trading in their beach bags for their backpacks. Meanwhile, parents are searching for ways to help their children succeed during the upcoming school year. Kumon, the world’s largest after-school learning program, is encouraging all parents to give their kids an edge this school year by offering $30 Amazon.com Gift Cards to new enrollments throughout the month of September at participating locations.
Kumon uses an individualized approach to help unlock the potential of children in preschool through high school. Through daily practice, children develop a solid command of math and reading skills by progressing at their own pace. Students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills that last a lifetime. Research shows that students who take the initiative in learning, learn more and better than those who take a more passive approach to learning.
“One skill essential to children’s academic success is the ability to work independently, and Kumon places a great emphasis on guiding students to learn how to learn on their own,” said Dominique Ciccarelli, Ed. M., education spokesperson for Kumon North America. “As student’s progress and discover how to learn independently, they develop critical thinking skills, a valuable sense of ownership, and a spirit that enjoys challenges.”
At its core, self-learning gives students the power to explore new concepts on their own and at their own pace. In Kumon, students are given short incremental assignments that help them carry knowledge gained from previous lessons on to the next one. The ultimate goal is for students to progressively build the knowledge and learning skills that will allow them to study above their grade level.
Visit www.kumon.com for a list of participating Kumon centers.
About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 49 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. The company’s North American headquarters is located in Teaneck, N.J.