The highly-anticipated, year-end holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year with more than 48 million Americans traveling for Thanksgiving alone. Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, wants parents to know there are many fun and easy activities to keep children learning and engaged during the holiday break.
“Children definitely deserve a break from school during the holidays, but there are also many great ways to keep their minds active while enjoying quality family time,” said Dominique Ciccarelli, Ed.M., education spokesperson for Kumon North America. “Incorporating a few educational activities into your holiday break will encourage learning and promote screen-free entertainment.”
“These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.
Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.
“The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…
Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.
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