What is Lifelong Learning
Lifelong learning is a mindset of continuous engagement in acquiring knowledge and applying skills. A lifelong learner is someone who desires and seeks out new learning opportunities and activities at any age. Children learn a lot by the behaviors of those around them. For example, parents and siblings who often reading the newspaper or books serve as good role models for lifelong learning to younger children.
Kumon Instructors believe that learning does not start at the morning bell and end when school lets out. Rather, learning continues throughout the student’s day, and through life into adulthood. Establishing a routine of a little bit of Kumon each day develops into a healthy lifestyle. Daily practice is one of the central features of the Kumon Program. By practicing consistently, students build concentration and strong study habits that can follow into their adult lives. The Kumon Instructor creates a lesson plan that is set at a comfortable pace and individualized for each child.
The Benefits of Encouragement
Praising your child for taking the initiative to pick up a book or to learn something new can go a long way towards developing this mindset. Remember, a journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step. Take time to recognize and praise the steps. Your child will notice.
Instilling a passion for learning is one of the primary goals of Kumon—a passion Kumon students carry with them for the rest of their lives as they continue to grow, learn and thrive.