Family from Kingston experience the benefits of starting Kumon young | Sophie Hickey

The Jenkins family from Kingston, southwest London are great advocates of Kumon. Daughters Sofia (six) and Ayrana (eight) have been studying with Kumon for three and four years, respectively, and throughout this time have amassed the skills and knowledge firstly, to prepare them well for starting primary school and secondly, to surpass the progress of […]

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Mum’s the word | Sophie Hickey

In honour of celebrating mothers, we thought we would remind ourselves of some iconic mothers in literature. The things these mothers all have in common are their kind-hearts and unwavering support of their children.

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Why Kumon encourages students to hold a pencil | Sophie Hickey

As reported yesterday (26 February) by The Guardian, doctors are warning against the excessive use of touchscreen technology by children, who are increasingly finding it hard to hold a pencil when they begin school. According to Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust, “Children are not coming […]

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Kumon brings Jake confidence | Sophie Hickey

The individualised approach of the Kumon Method of Learning has proven to be the perfect means to boost 12-year-old Jake’s self-esteem and confidence in his literacy skills. Jake has been studying at the Foyle study centre for 16 months and his mum, Marian, and Instructor, Sumeeta, have been so impressed by how far he’s come. […]

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The importance of daily practice to develop one’s ability | Sophie Hickey

Consider how you learn a new skill i.e a language or musical instrument; you rely on strong focus and regular practice to develop your ability. Therefore, it should be no surprise that students who harness the power of practice can achieve similar success in academics when they apply that same principle.

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