Fostering Your Child’s Academic Curiosity
Curiosity can drive students to keep learning and make new discoveries. Questions like, “Why does this work?” often lead to other questions like, “How does this work?” In this vein, curiosity leads one to ask more questions and become more interested in learning. Find out how the Kumon Program can help foster your child’s curiosity and encourage him or her to learn.
Fostering the Cycle of Learning
Children are curious creatures who often explore and question the world around them. As children grow older, it is important that they continue to foster their curiosity. By providing them with opportunities to learn and explore new things, the Kumon Program helps children do just that through a step-by-step, learning process. Kumon Students constantly build on top of previous materials and concepts to understand increasingly complex ideas from learning how to count and add to learning how to multiply and solve algebra and calculus problems.
Confidence increases a willingness to act on curiosity by exploring, discovering and learning. As children become confident, they become more willing to learn and explore new things. After a baby takes first steps, he or she is excited by this new discovery – the ability to walk – and becomes more eager to explore the surrounding world. The same sentiment can be applied to the Kumon Program. The confidence that students build from successfully completing Kumon Worksheets or by reaching their academic goals helps motivate them to learn beyond the classroom.
Building Intrinsic Motivation
As we discussed earlier this year, motivating children to complete their daily Kumon Worksheets can be a difficult task. However, through the power of intrinsic motivation, students can harness their own unique curiosity and passion to discover new knowledge. The Kumon Program works to build this sense of self-motivation through the focus on independent-study and self- learning. As students build confidence in their academic studies, they begin to feel a sense of accomplishment, which encourages them to learn more.