Articles for parents


Jan 2024

With more than 60 years of experience in delivering academic success to children internationally through our paper-based study programmes, Kumon also offers our unique worksheets in a digital format. Using technology to make the worksheets even more accessible and convenient for students to study using their tablet and stylus, KUMON CONNECT means parents, Kumon students and their Instructors are now even more connected, whether they are in class or studying at home.

The stylus moves swiftly on the tablet and allows the child to hand write their calculations and answers just as they would with a pencil. The process of writing by hand and making corrections on the page has always been a key part of the Kumon Method. Kumon believes that writing by hand is a more profound cognitive process than typing on a keyboard as it combines a neurosensory experience with fine motor skills, bringing together both movement and thought, and aiding recall.

For the child, the tablet allows them to study with focus and speed and, by having their submitted work marked electronically, they can make any corrections swiftly and neatly. They use KUMON CONNECT in class just as they would with paper worksheets and continue their independent study at home on days in between class.

Parents can use KUMON CONNECT to have access to their child’s progress and achievements, allowing them greater insight into their child’s growth and enabling them to fully support their learning.

Instructors use KUMON CONNECT to replay the student’s work, allowing them further insight into their students' thinking and methods used, truly connecting the Instructor and student both in class and when they’re studying at home. Instructors can send messages of praise or encouragement when required and specifically adjust or set new work for students remotely. This individualised approach to a student’s study is at the heart of the Kumon Method, and KUMON CONNECT further facilitates this connection.

KUMON CONNECT is available at centres across the UK, click here to find your closest centre and benefit from our individualised maths and English programmes that help children of any ability level to progress and reach their full potential.