First Book Canada and Kumon Canada partner to bring more than 10,000 new books to children in need.

More than 70 per cent of children who received books through First Book Canada reported increased reading at home.

TORONTO, ON, January 27, 2015 – First Book Canada and Kumon Canada, a national organization with math and reading centres are joining forces to promote literacy, and distribute thousands of new books to children in need across the country.

More than 29 million children across North America…


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  • When your kids struggle or grow bored with school, extra-curricular programs could rekindle their love of learning.

  • “These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.

  • Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.

  • “The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…

  • Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.



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