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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby micollh » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:15 am

Blissedsher wrote:Please help!! for linking memory , i understand the parent need to read the story rapidly but for the child to rearrange the cards , do they have to be fast too?


i din read the story rapidly, you read it once then the second time mention only the keywords. third time get him to point at the cards in sequence and you read out or play the CD.

Then only he arrange.. in class during the asseeement, teacher will time, like 3 min for 40 cards.. you can try to do that at home. usually they can complete within 3mins or lesser .. else you just practise more.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby MieVee » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:38 am

Blissedsher wrote:Please help!! for linking memory , i understand the parent need to read the story rapidly but for the child to rearrange the cards , do they have to be fast too?


It depends on the child's motor skills and preferences. In class, the "ideal" is to arrange fast. During home practice, I go with my boy's learning style (audio learner). E.g. he may prefer to read out the sequence of the cards without arranging, and that's fine too.

The eventual goal is to have the child visualise the sequence of the images easily in his mind and read the names out easily. For 4 years old and above, they move on to flash memory, so a story may not be needed to help memorisation. Also, arranging cards are not needed anymore. Just view the flashcards / listen to the story / names and be able to visualise and repeat.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Shin3380 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:26 am

Shichida mummies, please support and join 'shichida mummies corner SG' thanks

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Mrs_SingRat » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:30 pm

My boy has been in Shichida since he was 20 months old. Prior to that, he was with Little Nuero Tree for 6 months. Shichida has been an important part in my boy life since we started with the program. He is in k2 now, lately, i m seeing our shichida classmates leaving the programme one by one. I believe parents move their children for P1 preparation like English, Maths and Chinese elsewhere. My dilemma is, should i move my boy to other Maths enrichment classes or stay on with Shichida. Can someone adv pls..really want to hear from those mummy or whoever has experienced this stage.

Thanks:)

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby sunset_dae » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:12 am

Hi Mrs_SingRat

My son has also been with Shichida for 4 years, he is now in P1.
Prior to the 6 years old class, most of the parents withdrew to prepare their child for P1.
I stayed with Shichida and decided to try out their Junior Program (which is the seven yr old class) and it was a big disappointment.
The activities that they are doing in Junior class are lesser and more time consuming.
They need to fix a 40 pieces jigsaw puzzle within 3 mintues, which they can never finish and there are alot of copying passage or sentences during class which is very time consuming.
The teacher gave them a long poem which they are suppose to memorise at home, every week 3 students will take turn to recite out, while the other three will write dow the poem. after the 3 students have recited out the poem, the teacher will give them another 3 minutes to continue writing down the passage. (bear in mind, it a longgggg passage which the kid can never finish reciting or finish writing within 3 mins).
Next, they are given the matrix to do. According to the teacher, there are total of 54 steps which takes minimum 2 years to complete.
Its the same set of matrix that your child is currently doing, except that
the addition are in double digits. Most kids in the class are stuck at step 5 and have not moved on, because u need to complete minimum 97/100 questions correctly within 3 mins to move on to next step. :yikes:
Next they are shown a set of literature flash cards which I myself also cannot comprehend the storyline not to mention the kids in the class with a blur look.
You need to bear in mind, if you want to continue with the Junior program, there are alot of commitment to do.
The Linking memory recitation will be increased from 250 to 500 words within 5 mins, and teacher will give u 10 sets of mandala to do home practice. each week, she will test the child a different set of mandala.
I have withdraw my son from the program last week as I realised the
brain stimulating activities has lessen alot. A check with the teacher also
confirmed the kids will be undergoing similar activites throughout the
next 6 years to be inline with the primary school curriculum.
Anyway, according to the program, right brain training works best before the child turns six.
My son is glad to know his last day of class is end of march and I will be sending him to other enrichment classes which he told me he looks forward to. Perphas, you can ask your son opinion if he would like to continue with the program? My son tld me previously he enjoyed the activites, but a drastic change in the curriculum has cause him to lost interest and I decided to withdraw him out.


Mrs_SingRat wrote:My boy has been in Shichida since he was 20 months old. Prior to that, he was with Little Nuero Tree for 6 months. Shichida has been an important part in my boy life since we started with the program. He is in k2 now, lately, i m seeing our shichida classmates leaving the programme one by one. I believe parents move their children for P1 preparation like English, Maths and Chinese elsewhere. My dilemma is, should i move my boy to other Maths enrichment classes or stay on with Shichida. Can someone adv pls..really want to hear from those mummy or whoever has experienced this stage.

Thanks:)

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby anxious mom » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:34 pm

Have anyone send your child to the centre at Anchorvale CC? Any comments to share?

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Mel2012 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:36 pm

Hi,

Just wondering when you register your child under waitlist, do u specify when is your preferred timing, i.e. weekend noon session?? And how many term(s) you have waited before a slot is available? Thanks.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby concernedmomo » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:48 am

[quote="charlotte_momo"]sent my gal over to SM since 3m ago when she was 1yo..

term 1:
learning to stand, doesnt wanna sit still, kept wanting to stand up on the chair. gotta make her sit on my lap as she is not strong enuff to stand up. Not really focusing too.

term 2 (juz started):
finally trained her well on not to stand on the chair. :smile: But she is now learning to walk, doesnt wanna sit on the chair too! :razz: wanna stand on the floor. Not really focusing too, wanna go see the posters on the back.. sigh. so far din see her walking ard yet, maybe oso dun dare to.

Now trying to train her to sit on the chair while i do flash cards with her at home. Probably will try the 5 mins method too.

read quite a no of success stories from parents ‘enduring’ the kids running ard, not focusing or doing activities to able to sit and focus in classes. Really hope i can overcome these challenges with my gal soon.[/quote]

Hi Charlotte_momo, has the attention span of your daughter improved since then? I have just started my 11mo son on shichida too and am facing the same problem as you did - uncooperative, unwilling to participate and pay attention in class. he will whine and cry after 30 mins of class and look at the door to signal that he wants to get out. The same thing happened when i did home practice with him. Am trying to find out how i can keep him interested. it gets a bit stressful everytime when i want to do home practice or brg him to the class..

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby MieVee » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:01 pm

If your toddler doesn't seem interested in class, here are the ideas to try
http://www.mummyshomeschool.com/shichid ... aq/#active

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby micollh » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:43 am

anyone interested to buy some 2nd hand shichida flash cards(map) & maths(i cant recall the name, the whole set) pls pm me, letting go

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