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Postby greenbean2011 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:20 pm

on Saturday morning at Novena Thomson branch, saw a number of pre-school kindergarten kids doing kumon wksheets quietly, steadily, studiously, no chit chatting.

all serious looking - working on their workshts independently.
like what i saw.
very good! Instil self discipline, self learning, from very young pre-school age.

saw most of the kids doing Maths, while others doing English, listening to CD, repeating word by word after CD. After listen CD, they start worksheets. Saw a few older children doing Chinese.

those small kids who do maths ... very cute.

first, they stand on a small stool - then, start to put the seeds onto the Maths number board - arranging them quickly from 1 to 100, step by step. There is a small stop watch beside the child.

before the child start, the kid press stop watch.
after child finish, child press stop watch again.

this is to test ... how long the child takes to finish matching numbers 1 to 100, on the number board. Then teacher come and check - see how long the child take to do the 1 to 100 matching process, record then, then check to see how many correct / wrong. After that, child returns desk, start doing maths worksheets.

saw 2 type of number board (different color) -

a) from 1 to 50
b) from 1 to 100
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Postby sleepy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:23 pm

greenbean2011 wrote:is yr child still in kumon english? yr child in Primary school now ?


btw, besides vocab and reading comprehension passages, does kumon english cover how to write ... creative composition part?



No, withdrawn long long ago, when she was still in K1.
Kumon doesn't touch on creative writing. Mainly comprehension at higher levels

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Postby greenbean2011 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:34 pm

i see .... so yr child still in kumon maths, abacus or something else ?
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Postby sleepy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:29 pm

greenbean2011 wrote:i see .... so yr child still in kumon maths, abacus or something else ?


No le. Also withdrawn long long ago from Maths, when in K2.
She reached fraction level then, sufficient for primary school.

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Postby Rabbit02 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:34 pm

[quote="greenbean2011"]on Saturday morning at Novena Thomson branch, saw a number of pre-school kindergarten kids doing kumon wksheets quietly, steadily, studiously, no chit chatting.

all serious looking - working on their workshts independently.
like what i saw.
very good! Instil self discipline, self learning, from very young pre-school age.

Yup, that's Kumon way - blind practising using worksheets - I wonder if the children are really learning Math concept or rote learning Math. Math and Science are like Art - children should learn to apply creativity not rote practising using worksheets.

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Postby greenbean2011 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:07 pm

hello Rabbit02,

but many Kumon parents testified that their kids' Maths improve a lot, after working on Maths worksheets for a period of time.

can share with us ... how you teach yr children Maths and Science like Art, the creative way instead of by worksheets ?

thank you very much for yr sharing.... appreciate very much,
:-)
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Where to get Kumon Chinese workbook?

Postby Maple leaf » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:35 pm

Hi,

I saw the bookstores selling Kumon workbook for English and Marh subjects. Wonder if the Chinese workbook is available,too?

TIA

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Postby deardear07 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:12 pm

sleepy wrote:
soup wrote:Hi sleepy. May I know when you started your kid on Kumon?

And where have you put your kid in now? I also believe that studying in depth is important. :D


When she was 3yo.

Just started with Sakamoto. Attended only 1 lesson, can't comment yet :wink:


Kumon got classes for 3yr old?

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Re: advice: Kumon vs MPM

Postby deardear07 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:38 pm

greentea2005 wrote:Hi All, need your advice.

My kids have been in kumon since 2.5yrs old. One is currently 5yrs old and the other is 3 yrs old. Both telling me the same question. they don't like kumon as alot of worksheets. thus I'm thinking whether should i switch them to mpm.

Had went through the link of mpm in this forum. But would like to know, do they have trial and is there alot of worksheet?


Curious...what do they teach at 2.5yrs old?worksheets too?

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Postby deardear07 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:50 pm

greenbean2011 wrote: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.


Dun wori...seriously,most children don't read at all at nursery1 level.most start only when they r 4+.even then,in most preschools,those kids r fewer.Those who can read early at 3+,4 r usually those with home exposure.

Normal kids who dun have exposure will start reading only ard 5,k1 or later.

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