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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Mrs_SingRat » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:30 am

[quote="sunset_dae"]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.


[quote="Mrs_SingRat"]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:)[/quote][/quote]


Thanks for the generous sharing sunset_dae. I am now prep with what will happen in the coming term of P1 in 2015.
My boy has shared that it is no longer that interesting like before. This could be due to the stress have to clear maths matrix, peg memory and linking memory at the same time. I agree that we really need commitment to follow the program by doing home practice. We discussed and decided to try out another term for P1 Junior Course in 2015 to see what the program can offer, we will then review it term by term if we want to continue further.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Blue Pearl » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:04 am

Tks for the information

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby missymegan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:36 pm

Sorry, I am a new member here. May I roughly know what goes on in a 1 year old and 3 years old Shichida class? Intending to enroll in Shichida and would like to understand more. Have gone to the centre but I cannot figure out what the class activities include by watching the preview video.

Any advice here will help. Thank you in advance!

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Blue Pearl » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:47 am

Hi sunset dae thanks for your sharing. May i knw what kind of changes u see in ur son now compared to other children. was it worth staying in this programme? Wat is ur personal opinion shld parents join in shicida. I am in dilemma whether to go or not. Since you hav been in so long.ur adv is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby custard8010 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:06 am

I have sent my son to Shichida for 2 years. In between tried Heguru but reverted to Shichida. Right brain training is effective.. Can see the difference in my son. My concern with Shichida is that the teachers keep changing and many Philipino teachers.. and after some time the lesson gets a little dry. Not enough creativity as well i feel...

Just signed up with Genius League. A new Right Brain training centre. Not bad.. quite fun. My son enjoys it. Always says wanna go to Superheroes academy haha! My friend's daughter 8 months after joining said her girl suddenly now becomes chatty. Not 100% sure whether cos of them but seems so coincidental. As for my son, for me most importantly my son must enjoy the lesson. Only then can learning be meaningful.. Cos in Shichida he likes to move around.. itchy backside! But interestingly in this centre he would sit down even though the lesson is longer than Shichida (70 mins)

Seems like varied approach also. I like the creative visualization segment.. very fun way to introduce imagination. Think they still have free trial.. Can try them out first see how.. Think so far Shichida and Heguru do not offer any trials..
Their web addy www.geniusleagueacademy.com

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby Essential » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:21 am

Hi all, I have some shichida material . Pm me if interested

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby wlleong » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:56 pm

Hd a very bad experience with genius Leauge. Although the centre offer free trial but it mixed with regular class which is unfair as some kids is interrupt during lesson scream, shout n eat sweet during lesson. Flashcard amount is limited n slow.person in charge always focus to persuade new comer 2 sign up n neglect of regular student.the price actually is not cheap too

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby stressfulparenting » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:13 pm

Just found out that Gymnademics is now known as Sparkanauts. Anyone tried them before? Heard they do flash cards also.

Looks like everything is about flash cards and right brain training now... Is it too stressful for the kids?

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby stressfulparenting » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:15 pm

wlleong wrote:Hd a very bad experience with genius Leauge. Although the centre offer free trial but it mixed with regular class which is unfair as some kids is interrupt during lesson scream, shout n eat sweet during lesson. Flashcard amount is limited n slow.person in charge always focus to persuade new comer 2 sign up n neglect of regular student.the price actually is not cheap too


Eat sweet in class?? Hahaha, can meh... Anyway how much is the price at Genius League?

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Re: Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

Postby OpenSchoolbag » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:38 pm

stressfulparenting wrote:Just found out that Gymnademics is now known as Sparkanauts. Anyone tried them before? Heard they do flash cards also.

Looks like everything is about flash cards and right brain training now... Is it too stressful for the kids?


Hi stressfulparenting, i saw Sparkanauts at the Smartkidsasia expo last week and spoke to the person there.They have trial class at a cheaper rate which they will refund you if you continue with them after that. They do flashcards and other games in a lively environment. Their conversion after their trial is quite high. So maybe the trial is worth a go! :)

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