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With practice, a child’s mental agility will improve.

With calculators, spell-checkers and predictive text now being a common feature on computers and mobile phones, will today’s children still need strong mental skills to get by?

Using technological software may be quick and easy, but there are real disadvantages that come when a child is so dependent on online assistance; namely, they will lack mental agility, fluency and accuracy, and they probably won’t be using their brain to its full capacity.

Everyday tasks as simple as checking they’ve received the right change, or working out ratios of ingredients when preparing meals, require mental calculations which a child reliant on technology could struggle with. [ Click here for full story ]

Try our Free Trial until 20 November

Throughout this month and until 20 November, we are offering a two-week Free Trial at Kumon study centres across Ireland for new students, allowing your child to find out what they can achieve with Kumon.

With nearly 60 years of experience, the Kumon programmes enable children to take on new challenges with a can-do attitude and to develop their study skills. Our aim is to help students become confident, independent learners, through the Kumon Maths and English Programmes, and to encourage them to achieve their full potential as individuals. [ Click here for full story ]

Kumon Lucan student excels in both maths and English

March 10, 2016

Nine-year-old Lucan student excels to an advanced level in both maths and English due to his hard work and dedication.

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Why my children study Kumon

May 1, 2015

Meet 12-year-old Aoife, a student at the Kumon Clontarf Study Centre who is now studying one year ahead of the Kumon International Standard (an approximation of school-grade level). She shares with us the benefits of the Kumon programmes.

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