Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

This sub-forum contains discussions by the community on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in Brain Training & Thinking Skills.

Postby mintcc » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:11 pm

I thiink brain training classes like shichida is not likely to have much effect if we depend on the weekly lesson. Perhaps your sister in law did practise with the daughter at home?

Personally, I find there is a coorelation between whether I practise with my kid at home and whether he pays attention to the activities. Activities I practise with him at home like guessing games, flash cards he seems to enjoy. But things that I am lazy to do like work sheets and blocks he will get quite restless. - so sometimes when I become very lazy and did not do any activities with him at all at home, I get "reminded" when he becomes more restless.

mintcc
BlackBelt
BlackBelt
 
Posts: 880
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:05 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby Luanee » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:04 pm

mincy wrote:I thiink brain training classes like shichida is not likely to have much effect if we depend on the weekly lesson. Perhaps your sister in law did practise with the daughter at home?


I dont know... but she is a full-time working mum, with 2 other school-going kids, cant imagine how she squeeze out the time to do it, if she does.

Luanee
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1570
Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:25 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby phantom » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:33 pm

mincy wrote:I thiink brain training classes like shichida is not likely to have much effect if we depend on the weekly lesson. Perhaps your sister in law did practise with the daughter at home?

I totally agreed with that, when we first started our son on Shichida, we seldom do home practice with him, and I don't see alot of progress. It is only after like 1 year plus into the program that we become more consistent in doing home practice. And it was only then that we saw improvement and some effectiveness in the program.

Of course, there are also factors where the kid need to have some time to get accustom to those techniques taught before showing results.

phantom
Site Admin
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:48 pm
Total Likes: 1


Postby Bowie » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:27 pm

Hi Parents,

I have just joined the SM class this July 08 with my 19 months gal.

My in laws are not good in English, so we are planning to have my in laws to have Home practice during the day time with Mardarin while I will do it in English @ nite. We will be using the same set of Flash Cards and other materials.

Do anyone have similar experience to share? Will it cause confusion for the child?

Bowie
BlueBelt
BlueBelt
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:43 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby phantom » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:19 pm

Bowie wrote:Hi Parents,

I have just joined the SM class this July 08 with my 19 months gal.

My in laws are not good in English, so we are planning to have my in laws to have Home practice during the day time with Mardarin while I will do it in English @ nite. We will be using the same set of Flash Cards and other materials.

Do anyone have similar experience to share? Will it cause confusion for the child?

During the parent session that I attended conducted by Mrs Khoo, I was told that the important thing about flash card is not the speech, but the flashing of the images to tune the child brain so that they are accustom to looking at images and information at high speed.

So having your in laws just flashing out the card is ok as long as it is fast, preferably 0.4 sec per piece. Frankly, I don't know how to time that :lol: That's what Mrs Khoo said.

phantom
Site Admin
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:48 pm
Total Likes: 1



Postby mintcc » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:16 pm

hmmm phantom have you done it in 0.4 secs? I tried on the computer but then I cannot read out the numbers of the dots fast enough :oops:

mintcc
BlackBelt
BlackBelt
 
Posts: 880
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:05 pm
Total Likes: 0


Postby phantom » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:31 pm

mincy wrote:hmmm phantom have you done it in 0.4 secs? I tried on the computer but then I cannot read out the numbers of the dots fast enough :oops:


The dots I tried on the computer are sequential, 1 - 50, so I can do it. But those with formula, I can't too :oops:

phantom
Site Admin
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:48 pm
Total Likes: 1


Postby winth » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:45 pm

Hi there,

Just to share with you:
My boy was with Shichida, when he was 1.5 year, for 1 year before we withdrew him and taught by ourselves. We were amazed by their teachings . It is not the expectations of having the kid with ESP, super-reading skills, memorising skills or even able to speak 3 different foreign languages by going to Shichida class.

It is what as parent, what did you do after the class.
Shichida serves as an enrichment for 60 mins, it is the extra 5 mins/day you do with your child that counts. And that's what Mrs Khoo said too, you do not expect a super-brain kid, it is not right to stress your child in getting that right answer for a particular question, it is by praising your child on the efforts that is important in building up the child's confidence.

Here's what I did:
I drew my own flashcard series, flashed flashcards nightly. Did the Shichida homework religiously and we played telepathy games. We read 4 books nightly, to a max of 16 books per night. Now, we do lots of work together and I find myself spending like 15-30 mins every night just to do his work with him.

Going to Shichida class gives you an edge in that, it exposes the child to reading things at fast speed, linking pictures that helps the brain to get wired better, exposing you to different frequencies in various languages. Shichida believes in exposing frequencies, so it's okay to speak in any dialect or language to the child. It is the exposure that counts, not whether your child is able to speak french or spanish after the lesson.

My boy speaks 3 languages easily and I'm trying to teach him Japanese. Has lack of resources in finding japanese materials in Singapore. So, I can't teach him Japanese easily when he was younger.

The parents were amazed how come my boy (only 1.5 then) could sit still in class for the 60 mins while theirs scream and cry. They were amazed how come he could sit and concentrate throughout the flashcard process. And I did not mention that he was able to get all the ESP games correct every lesson. I handed in my homework every quarter to the Shichida teacher, I spent time as a parent to flash flashcards with my boy. Many parents from the class what I did to my boy, so I said I basically repeated what the teacher did during class at home.

Now he's 5, he writes very well and has very high concentration skills. And sometimes, he surprises me by asking me if this/that is on my mind. He's highly matured too so I can't tell him white lies easily. He loves to complete his daily assignments and is thrilled when I reward him with story-reading because he finished his homework. I've switched him to flashcard flashing (with both English and Japanese) through the computer that I've created. And his progress is tremendous.

I took him out of Shichida after 1 year not because it is not good, but I've created a little-Shichida for him back at home after I've realised the gist of right-brain program.

winth
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1486
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:08 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:35 pm

winth wrote:...I took him out of Shichida after 1 year not because it is not good, but I've created a little-Shichida for him back at home after I've realised the gist of right-brain program.


Hi winth, thanks for sharing your experience with Shichida. I think you hit the nail on the head, that enrichment courses for young children are really meant for PARENTS to learn and assimilate within the home environment. There is really no need to continue with the programme after you have learnt the ropes and have successfully integrated it within your child's home regime.

ChiefKiasu
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15424
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:16 am
Location: Singapore
Total Likes: 328


Postby mintcc » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:13 pm

Agree with winth and CKS that importance is in us parents learning from course and integrating what was teach into our parenting routine.

My boi though is one of the restless one in class...and I find that it is very true that it is a matter of whether we practice at home with them. He is noticeably more restless in activities that I don't do with him and usually performs well in things we practice together.

mintcc
BlackBelt
BlackBelt
 
Posts: 880
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:05 pm
Total Likes: 0


PreviousNext

Return to Brain Training & Thinking Skills