Three half days a week I work in the junior room at the Kumon Center. I am privileged to sit for several hours with kids who are just beginning reading and arithmetic. I read phonics charts, flip through flashcards, go over common words, count by 5’s and 10’s, write numbers, and explain simple addition. I have worked in the junior room for just a little over one year. In that time I have been fortunate to witness numerous little people move from pre-reading activities to really reading and graduating to the “big” room at the center.
What a joyful way to spend the afternoon! And, although it is not much, I do actually get PAID to do this.