Why early life skills matter to every child


Posted at Nov 20 2023 10:50 AM

Photo source: Shutterstock, purchased by Kumon
Photo source: Shutterstock, purchased by Kumon

Fueling a child's growth involves more than lessons, it is about shaping vital life skills. 
According to the World Health Organization, life skills help people make informed decisions and help in problem-solving, critical thinking, effective communication, and healthy relationship building.1

According to UNICEF, life skills also help develop children's personality, talents, and mental and physical abilities, and help them realize their true potential through learning to know oneself and others. The Education for All (2000) included life skills among the essential learning tools for survival, capacity development, and a quality life.1

Children may learn life skills through various sources. Families play a pivotal role in raising children by providing them with values, skills, knowledge, and essential life lessons such as taking responsibility for one's actions and respecting others' feelings and perspectives. These traits and skills may help them succeed socially and emotionally.2

Schools complement these skills through academic subjects. It is also where your child learns to interact with other kids, fostering their social skills like communication and conflict resolution. Group activities and playdates also enhance teamwork and collaboration skills.2

There are also learning programs like Kumon that help in enhancing children's intellectual strength. Recognizing that learning extends beyond textbooks, Kumon is a companion in molding not only academic skills but also character and essential life skills. 

The learning program puts emphasis on students' ability to study independently and solve problems for themselves without asking for the answer, or without spoon-feeding.

Kumon aims to help students develop life skills such as resilience (the ability to bounce back from adversity), grit (passion and perseverance to achieve long-term goals), and capability.

As an extension of this commitment, Kumon introduces the Bright Minds New Student Promo, offering exclusive benefits to enrich students’ educational journey.

Photo source: Kumon
Photo source: Kumon

This promotion offers several advantages, including the following:
- Free registration fee (worth P500)
- A complimentary Kumon bag
- A free Diagnostic Test to determine the child's appropriate level of study
These benefits are available to those who will enroll until November 30, 2023. 

Enrolling in Kumon is one of the first steps to understanding and nurturing your child's capabilities. With their individualized learning approach, the program aims to develop academic skills, character, and valuable life skills.

Photo source: Kumon
Photo source: Kumon

To learn more about Kumon's Bright Minds New Student Promo, visit their website

1. UNICEF. Knowledge Brief: Basic Life Skills Curriculum.
2. Craig, M. (2022, Dec 24). The Importance of Family and School Relationships in Education. IIENSTITU.

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