At the heart associated with the Kumon Method is the fact all young children are designed for greatness. With the help of their moms and dads, family and friends, children can develop in methods will humble and astonish you.
Kumon’s founder, Toru Kumon, believed every child has got the potential to learn far beyond his / her parents’ expectation. ‘It’s our task as educators,’ Kumon stated, ‘Not to stuff knowledge into kiddies as if they were simply empty bins, but to encourage each child to want to learn, to enjoy learning and start to become with the capacity of learning whatever he or she may need certainly to or wish to in the future.’ Children who learn through the Kumon Method not only acquire more knowledge, but additionally the capacity to learn on their very own.
But i really believe it too (though I do wonder if this ‘Kumon belief’ extends to middle aged adults, or if there is a place of which our brains calcify and so aren’t as ‘capable of greatness’ as they once were).
Final week my friend Catherine and we visited the Kumon head office.
I bring back some Kumon lore:
- Kumon started in 1954, when 2nd grader Takeshi Kumon came house from school having a crumpled up math test packed in his backpack. I find it hilarious, by the way, that the ‘crumpled math test’ is this experience that is universal transcends continents and generations.
- Mrs. Kumon told her spouse Toru, a high school math instructor, which he needed to assist their son with mathematics, and voilá, the Kumon worksheet was born.