Travel the world through the power of stories

Kumon UK and Ireland are proud to be part of a global programme which is studied by over 4 million students worldwide, in 50 countries. And, just as the Kumon Maths and English Programmes reach many parts of the world, so too does the Kumon Recommended Reading List, which is full of stories from a range of countries and continents.

Join us as we take a journey via the magic of books and discover a world of wonderment and adventure, from the wild wilderness of Canada to the desolate deserts of Australia.

In We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs and Julia Cairns, children can tour the Serengeti, counting lots of different animals in English and Swahili.

Join the journey of brother and sister Naledi and Tiro in Beverley Naidoo's Journey to J'Burg: A South African Story, as they embark on a long journey to find their mother, who works in Johannesburg, after their baby sister falls ill. Students on the Kumon English Programme study this book as they begin the paragraph building stages.

Why not lose yourself in a tale of determination and courage? The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford sees three animal friends set out on an emotional and dramatic journey across the Canadian wilderness to find their owners.

Take a stroll through the hot Australian desert in Walkabout, by James Vance Marshall. The story tells of two children who survive a plane crash, but become stranded in the Australian desert before an Aboriginal boy appears to save them.

Trek alongside journalist Edward Malone in The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as he makes his way through the vast Amazonian rainforest in search of a lost world where prehistoric animals still survive.

If you just can't choose just one place to read about, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne depicts Londoner Phileas Fogg in a race against time as attempts the impossible; to circumnavigate the world in 80 days. During his travels he visits places including India, Hong Kong and New York to name a few! Kumon students examine Verne's classic as they journey through the summarisation levels.

Why not go on a global adventure with your children through the fastest, most cost-effective and unlimited means of travel available, a great book!

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