Articles for parents

Is my child too young to join Kumon?

Oct 2018
Preschool education providers, like Kumon, are helping children get off to the best start when they join school.

Children love to learn as they are naturally inquisitive. They love to discover and take delight in being able to use the knowledge they’ve gained. At Kumon, we want to contribute to their love of learning by supporting them to develop key skills that will enable them to extend their knowledge further, and deepen the joy they have in learning.

Kumon believes wholeheartedly in the value of children starting the maths and English programmes at an early age so they can grow in confidence, curiosity, as well as build their numeracy and literacy skills before starting school, which will in turn allow them to thrive in the classroom. This is why we have children as young as two studying with us; they want to come back every class day to further their knowledge, and we encourage them to become enthusiastic learners.

The worksheets are colourful, highly engaging and designed to increase a child’s curiosity and give each child a real sense of achievement whilst developing their skills. Their structure is carefully planned so students can learn smoothly through harnessing their natural enthusiasm and zest for absorbing information.

Children by nature tend to enjoy learning, if given material just right for them. On the early levels of the programme, children develop their fine motor skills, number recognition and vocabulary, and enjoy learning to read with one of our dedicated assistants. Whilst they enjoy what they are learning, our qualified Instructors, are also naturally developing their concentration skills, so they can focus for longer periods of time. And, the Instructors develop a “give it a go” attitude for whatever is new to them; so they will never fear but always challenge themselves to try when they see something new in the future.

The Instructor will gauge the abilities of your little one and set stimulating work set at just the right level for them, with our carefully designed pencil control programme. These Z level worksheets will develop their pencil control skills in small steps. Students will practice drawing simple lines, and will gradually further develop their ability by drawing more complex lines, curves, shorter lines with acute corners, which require greater dexterity. Along with developing their pencil skills, early learners will get to grips with numbers and gain confidence in maths. The English programme works in a similar way, where early learners will develop their vocabulary and grasp the fundamentals of reading, word recognition and letter formation. Students develop their abilities with a positive learning experience which will prepare them for school and beyond.

The effect of a preschool education has been proven to boost academic performance right up until secondary school, so the sooner children begin to learn, the earlier they start to develop skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit. For us at Kumon, the most important thing is to develop their natural curiosity so they will always love to learn. It’s never too early to start developing the essential skills necessary to succeed. Book a FREE Assessment and give your young ones the chance to see what they can achieve.