Through penmanship and calligraphy,
we aim to convey the joy of continuous learning.
Available in Japan
The Kumon Penmanship and Calligraphy Program is for all generations, from young children to senior citizens. With worksheets that make it easy to learn and individualized instruction for smooth study, anyone can take the first step towards self-improvement.
Features of Kumon penmanship and calligraphy
Kumon Penmanship and Calligraphy Centers support students to achieve the goal of improving their handwriting as a part of their lifelong learning. In this era of e-mail, Kumon hopes to help people rediscover the beauty and value of handwriting that truly expresses the genuine feelings of the writer. We want individuals of all ages to experience the joy of learning. Our Centers, where students ranging from young children to senior citizens come to learn, are places where people from the local community can communicate with one another and work towards mutual self-improvement.
Features of our learning method
Individualized instruction, self-learning, and repeated study are the prime features of the learning method used in the Kumon Penmanship and Calligraphy Program.
The Instructor determines the appropriate volume and path of study for each and every student. This allows anyone to comfortably continue their study, regardless of age, level of penmanship, or calligraphy skills.
Students learn on their own through the following process: reading of the instructions on the worksheets, confirmation of general principles (rules for writing neatly) and, then, following the examples. Students are thereby able to efficiently gain penmanship and calligraphy skills, as well as improved concentration and good study habits.
Students repeat exercises as needed. Repetition allows them to move on to the next step after mastering the content that they have studied.
Features of learning materials
Kumon penmanship and calligraphy learning materials focus on usefulness, and cover a wide range of formats, including letters, postcards, and other practical documents. The worksheets are systematically structured to enable students to gradually advance from the basics in small steps. By studying the worksheets in order, just like walking up a staircase, anyone can smoothly develop his or her penmanship and calligraphy skills.
Useful skills in daily life
Kumon believes that penmanship and calligraphy should have a practical, everyday focus. We aim to provide our students with useful skills that they can apply in their daily life.
Broad age range of students
Students ranging from young children to those in their 90s learn side-by-side in our Centers. In fact, quite a few people begin study with us when they are their 70s or 80s. Moreover, a great range of people, including students, housewives, company employees, and retired people, together at our Centers and interact with one another. We also see more parents studying alongside their children, as well as members from three generations of a family studying together. The number of students who have been studying with us for over 10 years is also on the increase.
An example of three generations of a family studying together at Kumon is a 35-year-old mother, Mrs. H. She decided to enroll in a Kumon Penmanship and Calligraphy Center along with her second-grade daughter after her own mother had recommended Kumon to help the second grader improve her writing.
“I used to go to the Center feeling like I was just accompanying my daughter. But now, I'm enjoying myself, too. I feel my daughter has improved her penmanship and calligraphy skills and acquired improved concentration as well.”
Hearing about the quality of the Center from her daughter and granddaughter, Mrs. H's mother also enrolled in Kumon four months later.
“We are all learning from each other. Now a common topic of conversation in our family is our Kumon Center,” she said.
At Kumon Penmanship and Calligraphy Centers, students of all generations enjoy studying in order to further develop their skills.
We strive to enrich the lives of all senior citizens so that they can lead an active life in our graying society
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