Intangible Skills Learned in Kumon - Student Resources

Intangible Skills Learned in Kumon

So, you’re considering enrolling your kids in Kumon. Maybe they need a little extra help in reading, or you want to get them ahead in math. What a lot of prospective Kumon Parents don’t realize is that their child(ren) will attain intangible skills throughout the program. Kumon doesn’t just develop a solid foundation in math and reading. It also cultivates important work and study skills necessary to succeed in today’s world. We combine advancing their math and reading skills with instructing them how to become even better students. The objective of Kumon is to instill in students the skills and mindset for self-learning. Through continuous Kumon study, students become self-motivated, independent problem solvers.  

Kumon helps children of all ages:

Improve Focus and Concentration.

The Kumon Program can help your child improve focus and concentration through daily practice. Your Kumon instructor will identify the “just-right level” for your child(ren), keeping the student(s) engaged and motivated. The Kumon learning materials are designed to build on a series of steps, encouraging self- learning. 

Cultivate Confidence.

Kumon fosters confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning that can last a lifetime. The act of achieving something, no matter how big or small, gives children a sense of accomplishment. With each learning milestone, children develop a belief in their own abilities. With ongoing praise, recognition, rewards, and our curriculum, students can reach their maximum potential.  

Develop Time Management Skills.

Because the worksheet-based program requires daily study, it can instill discipline, and time management skills in your child(ren). Each subject, math or reading, requires about 30 minutes per day. Setting that time aside daily, can become a (positive) habit. Once the habit becomes second nature, confidence and independence naturally set in.

Become self-motivated, independent problem solvers.

The biggest difference between Kumon and your typical tutoring service is the style of learning. A tutor often sits with a child and explains how to solve a problem—making the student a passive learner. Kumon goes beyond tutoring by actively developing critical thinking skills as children progress independently through a carefully crafted math and reading curriculum. Each lesson is planned and individualized by the Center Instructor for your child(ren). The worksheets are designed to provide examples of the problems to be solved. The student is challenged to follow the example, try to solve the problem on their own and only when they’ve tried, they can ask for “help”. They are learning by doing, not watching. With long term study, problem solving skills often become second nature for Kumon students.

If you browse through the Kumon Student Success Stories, you will find many examples of how the intangible skills acquired through Kumon Study can transcend to other areas of a child’s life. Eleven-year-old Jai performs in a youth orchestra and has secured the position of first violin. Morgan, also eleven years old, started a non-profit with her sister to provide treatment for patients with parasitic infections in Africa. At thirteen years old, Hargoun has achieved MVP status for his hockey team. If you read what these students have to say about Kumon, they refer to things like being introduced to goal setting, sticking to something (commitment), self-confidence and time management skills, to name a few.

Would you like your child(ren) to develop any or all these skills? In the words of our founder, Mr. Toru Kumon, how about you schedule a free orientation today and “give it a try?”.