What is the science behind the Right Brain Education theories?
What are ways to develop your child's right brain brain capabilities? So that I fully understand how to apply the method with my son.
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Currently, there is a growing number of right brain schools being opened in Japan, USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and other countries. Why? What are the benefits?
This right brain education training method is for babies and toddlers, 4 months old to 7 years old (yes older kids can still practice).
How did right brain education start?
The right brain education was created by Dr. Makoto Shichida. He believes, to bring out the best in your child's brain development. both the right and left side of the brain needs to work together. He calls it hemispheric synchronization.
Which means "the right and left side of the brain connected and working together.
He uses the term "right brain education" to differentiate his approach from the rest of the traditional method.
What is the right brain education teaching philosophy?
"Marriage of Heart and Mind"
The philosophy of the right brain education method involves:
Training the "right brain" and "left brain".
Positive parenting (very important and often overlooked).
Professor Makoto Shichida, the founder of the "Shichida Method", believes the love between the parent and child must be present before any whole-brain training can be effective. The right brain functions are activated through the love of the parent and child.
The traditional education approach is more concerned with academic scores. Right brain education promotes a parenting style that understands the child's mind; It is a parenting style that can develop the capabilities of the right brain.
Right brain education works through "Love, Mind, and Brain".
Love = encouragement, affirmation, providing a sense of assurance, and praise.
Through love, the child's mind will be more open or motivated to learn. With an open and positive mind, the "brain" will work positively. This means, your child will learn effectively.
What is the "right brain education" OR "whole-brain learning" program?
This is done by,
1. Developing the right brain (right brain education) and 2. Connecting the right brain with the left brain.
This allows the right and left brains to work together in balance.
Here are 4 ways to develop the right brain capabilities?
Input a large number of facts - This can be done via flashcards (math, language, picture, and others).
Stimulate the right brain senses - This is to develop the "mental image ability" of the child. For example, you can use flashcards and Mandala exercises to stimulate the sight and hearing senses and develop image ability.
Memory training - Through exercises that develop imagination, and creativity. For example, Peg Memory, Linking Story, Imaginary exercises, and others.
Rhythm and speed - This is the most important in the Shichida method. The focus is on fast response and thinking power and also the ability to receive and memorize images instantaneously. Flash cards are one of the primary materials used.
Traditional Method Vs Right Brain Education Method
Dr. Makoto Shichida believes that when every child is born, their right-brain abilities are present and active.
Based on his observation, during the age of 0 to 3 years old, every child has the natural ability to learn. This is a period in which the child maximizes the use of the right brain.
It is the period where exposing as much knowledge at high speed is essential, especially when the right brain is dominant.
This is the period where their natural instinct to survive is present and where knowledge is absorbed like a sponge during this tender age. This is the easiest and best time to teach your child.
From 4 to 6 years old, the right brain begins to shift from right-brain to left-brain dominance naturally.
At this age, parents' personal dedication and involvement are needed to show better learning results.
By understanding the development and function of your child's brain, you will know how to teach your child and why it is done that way.
The first 6 to 7 years of your child's development is the most important. These are his foundation years. With a strong foundation, his learning years will be easier. The flashcards and the right brain materials in the library collection are designed to train and develop the right brain and also to connect the left brain.
The Right Brain Education method recommends flashcards to be flashed at less than 1 second to 0.5 seconds per card.
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