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Postby greenbean2011 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:11 am

hi,

i am new to kumon english.

just started my girl last week Monday first lesson.
wanted her to learn to be self disciplined, focus, concentrate well, learn to be indpendent to do her homework, via the kumon way.

may i ask - roughly how long then can a child read independently, after attending kumon english lessons ? or roughly at which level ?

now, my girl aged 3.3 - still can't read independently.

every night, i read storybooks to her.
I will point out word by word - using my finger to point to her, so that she can follow. This way, she can follow, she can read.

but after that, when i ask her to read out entire the sentence on her own independently, she is lost.

any parent encounter similar situation before ?

all advice from parents - are very much appreciated.
Thank you very much gratefully, for your kind advice.
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Postby greenbean2011 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:24 am

hi sweetiepie,

i suggest ... please do not give up, please continue. Try out at least 1 term first, roughly 3 months first, then see how...

beginning, perhaps yr child is not used to new environment. But after a while, yr child will slowly get the hang of it, will start to accept kumon.

ultimately what you want is ....she is able to do her school work independently one day, be able to read books / novels independently on her own one day.

Keep focusing on these important long term goals. Do not get side tracked / distracted by short term distractions. Please don't give up. One day eventually, you'll see your reward for your little child. Keep Persevering !
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Postby sparkie0209 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:38 am

hi greenbean2011,

it's great to know that you are pressing on to read to your kid. don't give up. they would start reading when they are ready. some kids actually do know how to read but for fear of not knowing some words, they would rather not read so that their parents may not say hurtful things to them.

the key is to maintain the interest in reading.

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Kumon in punggol / sengkang

Postby Alvia ng » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:28 pm

Hi everyone,

Has anyone tried kumon in punggol or sengkang area?
Planning to let my 3 years old boy to attend kumon.

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Postby Laughing » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:28 pm

Has anyone tried the one at Upper Thomson? I am keen to send my kids for their Mathematics. :?

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Postby greenbean2011 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:53 am

hi sparkie0209,

Thank you so much for yr encouragement.

I will perservere in reading to my little girl.
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Postby sleepy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:27 pm

greenbean2011 wrote:may i ask - roughly how long then can a child read independently, after attending kumon english lessons ? or roughly at which level ?


Should be able to read simple sentences after 1 year and able to read independently after 2 years

Mine started around same age as yours. Can read simple ladybird story books at age 4 and Usborne pocket science by age 5

Kumon does not place much emphasis on phonics. Optional - you may want to send your child for additional phonics classes

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Postby greenbean2011 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks for your kind sharing, sleepy! :-)

good!
at least now i hv a rough idea when she can read by herself.

is yr child still in kumon english? yr child in Primary school now ?

my girl just started kumon english last wk at Thomson branch - one bus stop after Thomson Medical centre. Saw a lot of kids inside, sitting on the bench, doing homework quietly, independently.

phonics i let her kindergarten teach her. They teach phonics using Letterland ... heard a few primary schools also using Letterland.

btw, besides vocab and reading comprehension passages, does kumon english cover how to write ... creative composition part?
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Postby greenbean2011 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:22 am

hey sleepy,

heard yr child in Sakamoto.
how you find it ?

does Sakamoto teach modeling in Primary 1 ?
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Postby sleepy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:19 pm

greenbean2011 wrote:hey sleepy,

heard yr child in Sakamoto.
how you find it ?

does Sakamoto teach modeling in Primary 1 ?


Not sure about P1 le. Mine only attended less than a year. I find the pace abit slow. That particular center she attended skipped quite a number of worksheets. Withdrawn her leow
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