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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by laughingcat » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:22 pm

micollh wrote:jst to share my feeling on SHICHIDA.. during the 2008 time, the school is really very onz.. with seminar and lots of publicity and we feel upbeat with the programs.. but now, with my 2nd kid in the program.. after 1 year plus.. i feel the things taught is 98% similar 3 years back.. website is not updated..notice boards always the same old news..and the downsizing in the school is not very pleasing to parents with lots of renovation outside. and teachers do not seem to be that enthusiast like last time.. maybe it's the teacher or maybe they din get more training.. things seem stagnant.. im looking fwd to the 3-4 yo class programmes which my 1st child benefited a lot..now im in 2yo class.. but on the way there.. i simply dun feel school is putting more effort in improving anymore.. stagnant !


*phew* i was so afraid i missed out alot for my 2nd child but guess my fear is unfounded. Those years when DS1 attended shichida between 2006-2010, we learned alot and created alot of other material similar to Shichida. Gotten loads of advice from the sensei as well. Actually once you learned the techniques, you can easily applied to the subsequent kids. So my DS2 also benefitted alot on the rightbrain activities despite the fact that he didn't attend shichida because we can do it at home and also i have loads of rightbrain material as well. So save alot of $. :please:

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by micollh » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:47 am

laughingcat,

I would like to give my kids fair chance of attending the class..thus sending my DS too.. im wondering any other similar program in the market that works like SM..haizz..

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by pchong » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:03 am

Yap, after 4 years which ds have attended, I enrolled dd, the sch is still using the same poem, same video and same materials for the teaching, even the songs are the same. Nothing has been changed. So, I decided to do it at home with all the materials and worksheets that I have previously. Both enjoyed doing it together at home. A great bonding between them.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by SarChar » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:51 am

I gave some comments on Flashcards at another link on KSP. Here's what I wrote, now edited to suit this topic discussion.

I am very pro on flashcards. I do know some parents are not but I AM.

DD2 was 16 months when she attended Shichida and she stopped just before 5 YO.

Over the years, I made more than 2000 flashcards. I spent 4-5 hrs every Friday nite for years to make those cards. We flashed twice daily morning/before bedtime, each time 200-300 cards.

No point spending 80 bucks per lesson/week if you dont make the extra effort with your kids at home to do similiar actitives on daily basis.

Today....she is very focused on whatever she is doing and has mega memory. Because it was easy for her to remember what her teachers had taught her, she knows Hanyu Pinyin and can read around 5yrs old. She also enjoys school very much and teachers have commented on her progress positively.

In short, parents need to understand/appreciates and believe in Shichida's program.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by laughingcat » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:32 pm

micollh wrote:laughingcat,

I would like to give my kids fair chance of attending the class..thus sending my DS too.. im wondering any other similar program in the market that works like SM..haizz..


Hehe.....i don't know about other program in the market but i used both shichida and tweedlewink. In fact i got much better understanding and appreciation of rightbrain activities from tweedlewink. :smile:


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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by laughingcat » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:40 pm

SarChar wrote:I gave some comments on Flashcards at another link on KSP. Here's what I wrote, now edited to suit this topic discussion.

I am very pro on flashcards. I do know some parents are not but I AM.

DD2 was 16 months when she attended Shichida and she stopped just before 5 YO.

Over the years, I made more than 2000 flashcards. I spent 4-5 hrs every Friday nite for years to make those cards. We flashed twice daily morning/before bedtime, each time 200-300 cards.

No point spending 80 bucks per lesson/week if you dont make the extra effort with your kids at home to do similiar actitives on daily basis.

Today....she is very focused on whatever she is doing and has mega memory. Because it was easy for her to remember what her teachers had taught her, she knows Hanyu Pinyin and can read around 5yrs old. She also enjoys school very much and teachers have commented on her progress positively.

In short, parents need to understand/appreciates and believe in Shichida's program.


Same same here! :hi5: :please: i am very pro at flashcards too. Even sacrificed every night (burning midnight oil) just to make flashcards! Haha those were the days. English, chinese, maths, music, knowledge cards etc. We used to flash 10 cards per theme and we have at least 15 themes. Those were fun days. :please:

Yeah agreed, there are positive results. Both my DS have great picture memory. We so love the linking memory activities. The mandala was so fun too. If i were to re-lived it despite burning midnight oil, i would gladly do so! It was soooooooooo fun! :please:

I cried when i have to sell away the flashcards :faint: Seller felt bad about me letting go and DH thinks i am siao and emotional :siao:

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by SarChar » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:57 pm

laughingcat wrote:
SarChar wrote:
If i were to re-lived it despite burning midnight oil, i would gladly do so! It was soooooooooo fun! :please:

I cried when i have to sell away the flashcards :faint: Seller felt bad about me letting go and DH thinks i am siao and emotional :siao:


:salute: Me....i would glad go through it again.

I dont think people understand the hardwork that went into doing those cards.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by elderflowertea » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:34 pm

laughingcat wrote:
SarChar wrote:I gave some comments on Flashcards at another link on KSP. Here's what I wrote, now edited to suit this topic discussion.

I am very pro on flashcards. I do know some parents are not but I AM.

DD2 was 16 months when she attended Shichida and she stopped just before 5 YO.

Over the years, I made more than 2000 flashcards. I spent 4-5 hrs every Friday nite for years to make those cards. We flashed twice daily morning/before bedtime, each time 200-300 cards.

No point spending 80 bucks per lesson/week if you dont make the extra effort with your kids at home to do similiar actitives on daily basis.

Today....she is very focused on whatever she is doing and has mega memory. Because it was easy for her to remember what her teachers had taught her, she knows Hanyu Pinyin and can read around 5yrs old. She also enjoys school very much and teachers have commented on her progress positively.

In short, parents need to understand/appreciates and believe in Shichida's program.


Same same here! :hi5: :please: i am very pro at flashcards too. Even sacrificed every night (burning midnight oil) just to make flashcards! Haha those were the days. English, chinese, maths, music, knowledge cards etc. We used to flash 10 cards per theme and we have at least 15 themes. Those were fun days. :please:

Yeah agreed, there are positive results. Both my DS have great picture memory. We so love the linking memory activities. The mandala was so fun too. If i were to re-lived it despite burning midnight oil, i would gladly do so! It was soooooooooo fun! :please:

I cried when i have to sell away the flashcards :faint: Seller felt bad about me letting go and DH thinks i am siao and emotional :siao:


I think that it's good that you have gone through so much efforts to help your children :) Recently, I went for a talk about cognitive learning/training. It's good!

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by tare1919 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:11 pm

I just join the sch. My kid is 6yr old. like to have some advise what learning material would be good for her.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training

Post by micollh » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:38 pm

my soon to be 3 yo is starting the LM.. play the CD for him to hear and also do the LM with him. so far so good.. and also practise flash memory with him.

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