Tips For Supplementing Your Homeschool ProgramMay 5, 2021
This post is sponsored by Kumon.
Homeschooling your children is probably a decision that didn’t come without consideration. When it was time to decide on a curriculum, you likely conducted hours of research to find a program that fit your children’s needs. Now, you may be thinking about additional learning programs to supplement and further enrich your children’s homeschool routine. We’re here to help take away the overwhelm that comes with researching a new program.
Since homeschooling your children is a full-time commitment, you want to ensure that the supplemental program you’re seeking has a curriculum that’s already built for you to take the pressure off additional lesson planning. All parents want their kids to achieve their very best so it’s important to consider a program that will not hold them back, and instead will unlock their true potential. This will ultimately set your child up for success, not only for today, but for lifelong success in and out of the classroom.
We’ve put together five things to consider when supplementing your homeschool program.
Is the program individualized for your child?
Every child is unique, which is why the best learning programs are individualized. Since all children learn differently, it’s important to find a program that is individualized specifically for your child’s individual development. In addition to that, it’s important to find a program that allows children to advance at their own pace. Some children need a little more time to fully learn a concept. Some children are ready to advance before their peers. Both scenarios are totally okay, and that’s why an individualized program is so important. It allows children to learn at their own pace. Rather than progressing through a workbook that is designed for a specific age or grade, or passively learning from a tutor, kids enrolled in the Kumon Math and Reading Program work through a dedicated curriculum that is based on their individual math and reading needs.
Academic success is about retaining knowledge, not just memorizing for a test.
In order to succeed in today’s competitive world, it’s important for children to have a strong academic foundation. This means fully understanding and retaining knowledge, not just memorizing content for a test. That’s why it’s important to have a supplemental program that ensures children have the daily practice that allows them to fully master and retain core math and reading concepts. With the Kumon Program, children practice math and reading concepts daily. Before kids can advance to the next concept, they must show signs of accuracy. If a problem is missed or there are errors, children redo the work until they figure out how to correct it and achieve a perfect score. This method of learning ensures they fully understand concepts and prevents learning gaps.
Are there opportunities for accelerated learning?
Children have the potential to achieve extraordinary things. It’s important to find a supplemental program that unlocks their true potential and allows for unlimited advancement. 7-year-olds reading at a fifth-grade level or 11-year-olds doing algebra are not unusual in Kumon because children work at their own pace and are never limited by their age or grade.
Does the program offer flexibility?
Becoming proficient in core subjects like math and reading will give your children the opportunity to focus on other subjects and extracurricular activities. Having said that, it’s important to find a supplemental program that allows for flexibility and that will seamlessly integrate into your homeschool routine. Kumon Math and Reading Centers across the country offer parents the flexibility of in-person and virtual classes. The short incremental assignments just take 30 minutes per day per subject.
Find a program that is about more than just book smarts.
The strongest supplemental programs don’t just focus on the book smarts. They set out to develop strong study habits that will benefit children in all areas of their life. Children enrolled in Kumon not only learn to master math, reading and writing skills, they also gain confidence, improve concentration, develop perseverance, and learn to be self-sufficient, setting themselves up for a lifetime of success. At the end of the day, we all want our children to thrive and be successful in everything they do. Why not supplement your homeschool curriculum with a supplemental program and ensure your children are set up for success?
The Kumon Math and Reading Program helps kids in preschool through high
school develop strong math, reading and writing skills. Lesson plans are
individualized for each child, which allows them to advance at their own pace
and fully master math and reading concepts. Combine Kumon with your
homeschooling and help your child reach their maximum potential.