Children as young as a few months old to four years old can absorb the most information from its surrounding. So through research done by the late professor Dr. Makoto Shichida, he believe learning starts from the moment the baby is born.
He has done a lot of research over 30 years with children in the pre school years in Japan. At the early age, children learn using their right brain. As they get older, their left brain will begin to develop. Hence to develop the child’s creativity and intuition, we must train the child at a very young age.
Below are the methods used to train the child’s right brain :
Flash cards: Flash cards can be used on a child at the age of a few months old. From one to six months old the child is able to see only white black and red objects, so flash cards of the mention colors are used to teach the child to recognize the objects. From six months old and above, color flash cards are used. the speed of flashing card increases as they get used to it. Topics used for the flash cards can be anything from daily objects, actions, people or even mathematics. As they get older they will able to recall what have been flashed to them.
Photographic Memory: fun puzzles, guessing game and memory games are part of the photographic memory enhancement which is related to the development of the right brain. The games get more advance as the child gets older. This is part of training the child’s intuition and imagination.
Speed reading : This is part of the training of the right brain. As the child develops the right brain, they are able to see things as a whole. So, they to can develop the skills of speed reading. Just like looking at the flash cards at a fast speed.
Today there are many specialized preschools in Japan that are providing right brain education to young children.
Learning is meant to be fun, meaningful and long lasting.
For more information, take a look at Right Brain Education Shop.