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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby coz_hui » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:37 am

Hi,

Anyone knows whats the difference between Shichida 63-Day Random Shapes Flashcards & random dots/variety dots/ organised dots flashcards? Is it the same thing?

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby sundaeMoon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:28 pm

hi, i was a teacher in $xxxxxxa for a few yrs, many many yrs back. i am strongly against eflashcards (if by eflashcards you mean using powerpoint or some other software or apps to flash pictures or words to children at a high speed), no offence to all those that are selling/ doing eflashcards.

eflashcards harm young children's eyes and may cause some other issues like hyperactivity.

coz_hui, the 65 Days Dots programme is a prog that the school does. You have to follow the cycles carefully and strictly in order for it to work.

the difference among the dots cards are:

organised dots -- red dots lined up in rows, as the name goes, very organised.

random dots -- the red dots can appear anywhere on the card.

variety dots -- instead of red dots, they can be stars, butterflies, cars... anything.

hope the above info is helpful! :smile:

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby Nancy Yeoh » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:34 pm

For your info, all Shichida and Heguru classes have computer monitors in their classes.

When I send my child to Shichida in Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Malaysia,
they use computer monitors (power point) for exercises like speed reading, songs cum flash cards and ,any more.

Heguru is also video based, and uses power point for their "super flash cards" at the age of 4 to 5 years old in Japan. That will prepare them for "wave reading"/speed reading.

The advanced shichida students in Japan relies on power point also as it is impossible to flash 2 to 3 cards per second.

Are you a Shichida teacher?????

Get your facts right!!!

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby sundaeMoon » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:58 pm

hi, i am fully aware that they have computer monitors installed in their classrooms and i understand their reasons for doing so but that doesnt mean that i agree with the reasons. perhaps you can check with mrs khoo for the reason why she doesnt approve of using computer monitors to do flashcards and later on why she changed her mind.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby Nancy Yeoh » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:28 pm

Hi sundaeMoon,

Yes I do agree!

That is why Mrs Khoo install computer monitors in the classroom. And she knows the importance of speed and clarity of the flash card exercises.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby sundaeMoon » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:10 am

Hi,

First of all I would like to say that I respect prof shichida, I think he was a great educator, to both children and adults. In fact, I am still using his method to train my son, I think it is very beneficial, to my son and all the children that I had taught.

The reason why I commented on the usage of eflashcards was because I thought I can give a rather unbiased advise to all the confused parents out there. Unbiased because I'm no longer teaching in any school so parents don't have to worry about "卖花赞花香"kind of comments. I feel that parents shld be aware of the cons, and not just the pros of using eflashcards. Using eflashcards is just like letting children watch tv, using iPhone and iPad. Some will allow and some will not.

I think that you are rather knowledgeable in the area of right brain training, perhaps more so than some of the teachers I had seen. However, do be aware that, although not all children will be affected in a negative way due to the usage of these IT gadgets, there will be some who are more affected adversely, due to their genetics or living envirnment. And so, taking this opportunity here, I would like to ask all parents to really think thru all the choices available.

This will be my last post on this subject. Bef I end, I just want to say, I was once an insider...

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby Nancy Yeoh » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:32 am

Hi,

As Mrs Khoo from Shichida mentioned, which I also agree.
Children below age of 4 are not encouraged watch TV programmes or cartoons.

Shichida, Heguru and many others, only uses computer screens, tvs, iPads... as a tool to flash to their students.

No parents in a right frame of mine would only use eflash cards only.

As a parent you should read books with your child, play games, and many other activities.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby EmLi » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:48 pm

Hi,

I sent my sons to Heguru, I asked the sensei about the eflash card, they do not encourage eflash card. In the class, there is no eflash card, but they play the audio for speed reading, song, super flash with physical flash card. I agreed that eflash card is no good for in the kids esp their eyes, but i have limited resources of getting physical flash card, so, I am trying to get eflash card, unfortunately, rightbraineducationshop.com is not available in Malaysia now. I would like to know where shall I get more physical or eflash card with wide variety of categories?

Thank you.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby Mishasha » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:25 pm


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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby jamiebrandon » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:16 pm

EmLi wrote:Hi,

I sent my sons to Heguru, I asked the sensei about the eflash card, they do not encourage eflash card. In the class, there is no eflash card, but they play the audio for speed reading, song, super flash with physical flash card. I agreed that eflash card is no good for in the kids esp their eyes, but i have limited resources of getting physical flash card, so, I am trying to get eflash card, unfortunately, rightbraineducationshop.com is not available in Malaysia now. I would like to know where shall I get more physical or eflash card with wide variety of categories?

Thank you.


Hi EmLi,


In Japan, Heguru uses video to flash cards (super flash cards) for the advance students (4 yrs above). Because it is impossible to physical flash card so fast.

To activate the right side of the brain, you have to flash 2 or more in 1 second.

Eflash card is only part of exercises used by Heguru.

There are so many more exercises you can do.
Perhaps you can ask your child's sensei?

The most important thing, for your child's success in right brain training is
parental bonding, especially at their tender age.

That is the MOST IMPORTANT!!

PS: E-flash cards are not bad for your eyes. Kids spending hours watching cartoons is worse.

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