Articles for parents

The perfect age to join Kumon

Oct 2023
Preschool education providers, like Kumon, are helping children get off to the best start when they join school.

Children are naturally inquisitive and love to learn - they enjoy discovering and take delight in being able to use knowledge they’ve gained. At Kumon, we contribute to their love of learning by supporting them in their development of 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, and build their numeracy and literacy skills before starting school. 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 - each element working to give children a sense of achievement whilst developing their skills. The 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, especially if they are given material that is just right for them. In the early levels of the Kumon programmes, children develop their fine motor skills, number recognition and vocabulary, and enjoy learning to read alongside 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. All of this helps children to develop a 'give it a go' attitude for work that is new to them, they will be confidenet to push themselves to try new material in the future.

After registering at a Kumon centre, the Instructor will gauge the current abilities of your child 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 and shorter lines with acute corners which 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 for a child 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 place in our Free Trial and see what Kumon Study can do for your child.