Bringing out children's potential through books and educational toys
Kumon's books and educational toys develop children's life skills through reading, learning, and playing.
Books and educational toys
Kumon Publishing develops and markets picture books, children's books, workbooks for preschoolers, and study-aid books, as well as educational toys and merchandise. Our mission is to make a contribution to children's futures through our publications and education-related products that develop children's ability to learn. These products, after being tested in actual educational situations, have received highly positive evaluations in the marketplace.
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Baby's first toys
Babies rapidly expand the range of their activities after becoming capable of sitting up. By being able to sit up, they can freely use their hands, allowing them to play utilizing their hands.
Educational toys / Educational merchandise
Kumon's educational toys are designed in a way to develop the brains of children through the repetition of ways of playing that encourage them to think while using their hands and to use their hands while thinking. Each toy has only a few selected functions, enabling even infants to enjoy playing with them while they develop their ability to concentrate.
Kumon Publishing North America
The publications of Kumon Publishing, spearheaded by Kumon Publishing North America (established in August 2004), have been translated into a variety of foreign languages, including English and Spanish, and are used by children in 57 countries and regions around the world (as of May 2016). Our publication activities outside of Japan were initiated after hearing a staff member of Kumon North America comment on the high quality of Kumon's Japanese workbooks for preschoolers. Previous to that, there were no similar products that were comparable to ours in terms of quality in North America. We launched our publishing activities there because, just as for the children in Japan, we wanted to also help children in North America to become self-motivated and to develop their abilities through enjoying our workbooks.