QUICK TIP: Some children bristle at the earlier bedtime, or they may have trouble winding down at night. You can check out the homepage on our website (www.kumonuvillage.com) for ways of making bedtime battle-free. I used many of these strategies myself when my children were younger!
Create a Productive Learning Environment
As a Kumon parent, you are already well on your way to doing this for your child! A moderate amount of daily study at the "just-right" level helps Kumon students develop strong study skills, discipline and perseverance.
A supportive home environment will foster a child's love of learning. Enable your child to excel by making study and productivity part of everyday life. Your child needs a special place to call their own, so consider setting up a space where they can settle in and leave papers and pens at hand without having to pack up each night. Encourage your child to spread out and take advantage of the workspace.
QUICK TIP: Let children maintain and take ownership of the area to foster organizational skills they will need down the road. Something I especially appreciated about Kumon when my kids were small and our house was total chaos is how easy it was to keep the "tidy" worksheet packets organized.
Keep these tips in mind as you organize and prepare your home for the new school year. Know that along with preparing them for the new school year, you are helping children to develop skills they will use well into the future.
Please let me know if you have questions or if I can help in any way. Thank you!