|The Kumon Method is very simple. Your kid starts at a comfortable starting point and progresses to the succeeding level when he has shown mastery of the topic.|
From his first day at Kumon up to now, Kyle accomplishes at least 1 worksheet in the center or at home every single day. My friend was right in telling me that worksheets, indeed, take away kid’s play time, and so I try to be creative in having the kid do his assigned tasks. Accomplishing worksheets can be done through play, right? That is why, I always make sure to incorporate fun activities while the kid finishes his worksheets at home. I want learning to be fun for him. I also appreciate Kumon’s way of having kids repeat worksheets until they have fully mastered the lesson because kids learn at their own pace.
I tried several ways to to help Kyle in accomplishing his worksheets. For example, instead of just teaching him the word “dig” by simply having him read the word and showing him the picture on the worksheet, I had Kyle plant mungo seeds in the yard so he could experience “digging”. For words such as “yell” and “climb”, I asked him to do them! Teaching Kyle new words by having him experience the language really worked!
I can go on and on with my teaching story but let me stop here and share my reasons for writing this post.