The Shichida Method

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3 Anson Road #08-01/#09-01 Springleaf Tower Singapore 079909
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+65 62209555
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+65 62204053
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Equations solved by A.T., Nagoya (age 2 years 8 months)

What is the Shichida Method?
Professor Shichida has a proven system highly regarded as the methodology which will be influential in this century. To develop a high quality child, it is important to examine both character formation and learning abilities as a wholesome approach to child rearing.

The purpose of education is not to teach knowledge and skills but to create a well-balanced child with enormous abilities, rich creativity and the ability to use a huge proportion of the brain. These can only be achieved without stress and a right parent-child relationship.

The main characteristic of The Shichida Method™ is its concentration on its whole-brain education which will build up a big dream in a child to contribute his best to this world.

When is the critical period of training the brain?
We promote whole-brain education by developing the right brain and connecting it to the left-brain, allowing both sides of the brain to work together in balance.

The right brain is the more important hemisphere to influence the quality of the left-brain. For example, the right brain enables the child to learn subconsciously as well as enable the brain to be able to automatically process large amounts of information at high speed whereas the left-brain is able only to process small amounts of information at low speed.

Ages 0-3 is the period in which the child maximizes the utilization of the right brain. From ages 4-6, the child would start to switch to using the left-brain. Henceforth, the critical period of training the brain would be from ages 0-3. If the child is older, techniques will be taught by the Professor on how to modify the negative aspects.

If the brain is well nurtured, the child will develop a great vision about learning and can handle any challenges with ease for the rest of his life. Further on in life, it will be more difficult to modify the learning capability.

My child is only an infant. How can he/she benefit?
An infant has incredible learning abilities. Even though an infant may not be able to display his/her learning abilities or potential, the cells in the brain are connecting fast for future brain usage. An infant should be given appropriate brain stimulation to bring out the innate human abilities such as: photographic memory, creativity, perfect pitch in music, multi-languages for language mastery and lightning rapid calculation abilities.

What must parents do after the training?
Parents are required to carry out proposed course related activities with their children at home everyday. Brain training is a continuous process that requires continuous attention by the parents at home. 30 minutes a day of pratice is well within the ability of any busy parents.

What are the benefits of joining your regular weekly programme and joining the public seminar?
Parents will gain first hand knowledge from the Founder himself and understand the system to draw out a child's potential at home. If the parent likes to follow a regular system of working closer with their child, parents can consider participating in the weekly programme. We require commitment from the parents to fulfill certain obligations while on the programme such as regular revision at home and submission of reports over a period of time, etc. In addition, the following are also being monitored to help the parents.

  • Yearly IQ testing is provided for children at the appropriate age.
  • Developmental areas are assessed periodically to chart the stages of brain progress every term.

The public seminar will provide a challenging role for any parents who want to find out the secrets behind genius children and how to modify poor learning behaviour as well. It is important to understand oneself and where one can go wrong. So, the seminar provides some practical and essential hands-on home activities as well as learning the procedures of raising a bright child at home.

What is the difference between your programme and that of others ?
Some other methods use mainly flashcards or worksheets for their training whereas The Shichida Method™ focus on drawing out the innate imagery system in learning through fun techniques. Parents will be taught how to use stimulating materials during the public seminar. We provide parents the foundation to help their children and not to over-emphasise academic performance, much seen in other types of programmes.

Does it mean that a parent need not send a child to an enrichment programme like speech and drama, piano or language class?
According to Professor Shichida, the focus of every parent should be on brain development, which is a very important phase of a childÕs life. Once the brain is stimulated well, a child's innate talent and strengths will be uncovered and parents can then select additional courses according to the child's capabilities and interests. Like the children in Japan, they do well with ease because of their ability to use their whole brain better.

Is your programme different from others who claimed that theirs are right-brain training as well?
Although the right brain is important, The Shichida Method™ emphasizes on parent-child bonding to develop a good and successful child, be it in academic or non-academic fields. The evidence provided by parents across Japan, Singapore and Malaysia are confirming the essence of Professor Shichida's 40 years of research. The children are wonderful because their parents realise the importance of conveying love to their children and knowing how to do so.

You need to be careful and check the source of other progammes as the brain of a young child is very delicate and once wired wrongly, is difficult to undo any damage.

Is the half day seminar enough?
The seminar aims to create an awareness in parents that there are many possibilities in bringing out the genius qualities in their very own children. There will be practical tips and demonstrations to help you get started right away in your own home programme for your kids.

Can older children benefit?
Though we recognize that the best period to work with children is when they are below six, we have seen some pretty remarkable results with older children as well.

Can we adults benefit, too?
When adults use the same techniques in their own lives, they get flashes of inspiration to guide them at work and in everyday situations. They make accurate, lightning decisions on their feet anywhere, anytime.

What about children with brain injury, mental retardation or Down's Syndrome?
Some measures of inability are based on current models of left-brain performance. But, some of these kids have good right brains. We have seen some exciting results coming from our work with these groups as well.

Will it mess up my child's head?
This is a well tested and documented method that has been developed over many years in Japan. Many parents have been giving high acclaims to the results they've seen in their own children.

Can I succeed by just reading your books?
Though not impossible, some of the techniques I will be showing you are very specific, having refined them through many years of testing. I will also show you how to make your own equipment to save some money.

How do I register?
Just fill out the registration form and send it to the organizer with your fees attached. The best seats go to the early birds.

Locations

Springleaf Tower
3 Anson Road #08-01/#09-01 Springleaf Tower
079909
Singapore
Phone: +65 62209555
Fax: +65 62204053
1° 16' 31.044" N, 103° 50' 45.6" E
HDB Hub
480 Lor 6 Toa Payoh #12-01/#19-01 HDB Hub East Wing
310480
Singapore
Phone: +65 62549555
Fax: +65 62548201
1° 19' 54.48" N, 103° 50' 56.4" E



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Waiting list for Shichida Method

Hi. Anyone know what are the costs to attend Shichida Method now? My child is now 1 year old. Any idea what is the waiting list? Anyone just registered?

prettymomma | Wed, 19/09/2012 - 11:28pm

Shichida Method

Hi parents

 

I am thinking of signing my boy(4 years old) to SM(Shichida Method) in HDB HUB next year and would like to hear from parents who kids are are older and have with the programme for at least 2 years.

Do the school really has the material even after 7 years old(primary 1 level).

Thanks

 

 

s277400 | Wed, 12/10/2011 - 3:16pm

I only attend 1 terms

I only attend 1 terms program and moved to overseas, so can't really tell any effect on my child. I tried to continue do the flashcard and math dot flashing with my child. After few cycle, still show no effect.
Actually, she doesn't seems to improve any sense on numbers and words recognition.

I also check on other parents that has been with shichida for year, also can't describe anything fantastic. Might work for baby or kids <3 years old.

Well, If you have that amount of money to spend, why not, training is better than nothing.

amylqf | Wed, 22/04/2009 - 11:56pm

Shichida for a 2 year old

This is our second semester at Shichida. They told you from the begginnnig that most of the time results is only seen after 1 year at least. and you have to carry out the activities with the kids everyday. I confess, I am not a super on mum who do all the recommended activities everyday. The only thing I do pretty often is flash cards and have just started making some for him.

Basically, I find that the flash card is quite useful tool to  teach for teaching my little guy stuff. Great part is it can be done pretty fast and he actually does learn the things in the cards.

Other than that, the classes we have been to so far consists of

1.exposing the kids to other languages by listening to songs and stories in a variety of languages such as french, german, chinese, japanese etc. My current teacher also teach japanese characters and words by flash cards and games

2. Learning concepts, counting, etc through home made games. (those are pretty creative) and are quite enjoyable.

3. Exposing the kids to memory techniques like photographic memory , flash memory and linking memory through games, flash cards and story telling.

4. Spatial visualisation by encouraging kids to build a shape using little bricks.

5. Exposing kids to speed reading by story telling.

6. Finger training by playing games like using chopsticks and singing songs with actions.

7. Encouraging intuition (ESP) by playing guessing games.

8. Exposing kids to worksheets.

9 Re-enforce the concept of using encouragement and praises to encourage the children.

The plus is my kid enjoys most of the activities and does seems to be doing better in some of them. The materials are also selected / created carefully and is enjoyable for the kids and inspiring to me as the parent. 

The big minus is that the  classes are extremely expensive at about 70 -80 bucks per session with no make up classes even with valid reasons or if hte lesson falls on a public holiday. I do heard of a lot of parents that pull their children out after one year due to the sky high pricing. Some have learn sufficient of the techniques to be confident in carrying out the activities themself . Others have turn to other brain training schools with more reasonable charges.

mintcc | Fri, 28/03/2008 - 11:41pm

Phantom's review of The Shichida Method

The Shichida Method is a technique of right brain simulation that is devised and proposed by Professor Makoto Shichida of Japan. It has branches in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

The method concentrates on the stimulation and development of a child’s right brain through methods like flash cards, ESP activities, instant memory, linking memory, image play and other non conventional techniques to help stimulate the right brain of a child as young as 3 months old.

The parents are suppose to train the child daily for at least 10 min with some of the recommended methods for the course to be effective.

It is getting well known and popular among parents in Singapore as seen from the expanding presence of shichida schools in Singapore and the limited vacancies available.

During the lessons, parents will need to accompany the child in the class to participate in the activities. The methods aim to bring out the genius in a child and it was said that the average IQ of a shichida child is around 140. One of the fundamental theory behind Professor Shichida is through the methods, it will help build the foundation required, via right brain simulation, to enable the child to pursue their other interest (including acadamics) later part of their life with ease.

The enrolment to the course will require the parent to pay a deposit of around S$200 which will be forfeited if the child did not continue until after the first year. After which the deposit will be used to offset the term fees. Each term lasts for 3 months, 1 lesson of 1 ½ hours each week. The fee for each term is around S$800. The requirement for a minimum of 1 year is because, according to the principal, the method will only show results after at 1 year.

They have preview sessions where speeches will be given to parents to provide a better understanding of the methods and at the same time open for registration. The methods have schools in Singapore at Springleaf Tower and HDB Hub.

ChiefKiasu | Sat, 22/12/2007 - 10:51pm