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Postby winth » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:32 pm

Hi mincy,

You are right too.
I'm very ashamed to say that up till now, I've been unable to instill the 'linking memory' part of the program into my daily regime with my boys.

My boys can't wait for the linking memory portion to be over before they continue with the Shichida Class. Now I'm attending Shichida with my 18 month old.

And you know what, everytime the teacher says it's 'linking memory time', I was secretly sighing away and wish that this part of the program can just 'chop chop finish'. Guess I was the culprit that the boys didn't like linking memory afterall.

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Postby cherie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:53 pm

Hi parents, I'm very amaze with this Shichida method of learning. I do not have any children right now and I already planning what to give them when they arrive (getting marry next yr). "see I more kiasu then anyone of you" :lol:

Although, I do not have any of my own children but I do have a darling nephew at home, coming to 9 months, upon seeing him growing up I also worry bcos my brother and wife totally dont care. No training No plan etc... Little nephew only interested in putting those books in the mouth that I bought for him. :|

And bringing him out for Shichida class with me is not a good idea as my mother (his grandmother) worrys for his safely etc blar blar....

So, I'm interested in learning this Shichida method so that I can teach him at home and at the same time maybe I can become a Shichida teacher one day. Have been searching for the whole day like where I can learn it but no avail. Anyone know?

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Postby Bowie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:15 pm

Hi, what a caring aunty you are. My girl is in Shichida. But through the forums I discover the GD method which is similar to Shichida and have publication stating clearly how to go about doing home practice.

Maybe its a good starting point for you?

You can borrow the books from National Library. I usually reserve the books cos they are very popular.

The author is Glenn Doman.

He has a few book... How to teach your baby read? How to teach your baby maths etc etc....

Hope this helps!

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Postby cherie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:53 pm

Thanks Bowie,

personally I'm a tutor myself and hence I know how important it is to educate a child since 0 yr old. But seem like its only me in the family that understand that, which then causes me to have difficultly in helping the little nephew.

To me learning this Shichida method is an upgrad to my career as a tutor and at the same time providing the best to little nephew, so I think the "paper" is important. And my little nephew is my first shichida guinea pig. :lol:

I will grab the book by Glenn Doman to get start first and at the same time will hunt around for school to learn this Shichida thingy. :D

If anyone know pls tell me.

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Postby winth » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:05 pm

Hi cherie,

Shichida is hiring trainers. You can visit their website at http://www.shichidamethod.com and send in your cv. And I think from what you have shared, you should be able to get in for their job interview. But bearing in mind that they work from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Think they pay good bonuses too, up to 9 months. But suspect the basic salary might be quite low.

Pls don't get offended, I really think you are a very good aunty but it is really up to the parents to decide what goes best for the child. And your brother and sis-in-law might not be able to appreciate what you want to do for your nephew. Might end up having to fight off negative opinions and face criticisms.

Your nephew is now at input stage (= lots of inputs required, but won't give you any output...) as he is still very young, so you won't see any progress from him until he's like 2 year old.

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Postby cherie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:14 pm

Thanks winth,

My brother and wife are very easy going person. To them anything that is free they wont mind trying :lol:

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Postby mintcc » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:19 pm

winth wrote:everytime the teacher says it's 'linking memory time', I was secretly sighing away and wish that this part of the program can just 'chop chop finish'. Guess I was the culprit that the boys didn't like linking memory afterall.


Hi Winth, my boy is the most restless during linking memory time. His teacher have a plastic cup for the cards to arrange and he will pour every thing out and pretend to go "catch fish" with the cup at the end of the classroom! :twisted: I find that the CD that read the linking memory story is too monotone and does not capture his interest. Finally buy the linking memory set and read to him and slowly there is a little improvement.
It makes good bed time reading too and is interesting for increasing his vocab. Personally though, I feel Shichida should not be charging extra for those sets...

Cherie, Bowie suggestion is not bad if you want to DIY. I like GD's Give your Child Encyclopedia knowledge. For a over view of some of the methods and activities, can check out some of the articles
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/conte ... ing-skills

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Postby winth » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:27 pm

Hi mincy,

Sounds like my boy too... hehe... Mine plays 'throwing darts'.
Luckily he will entertain the teacher when the teacher asks him questions about the cards.

I don't buy from Shichida and I think they are charging premium. Prefer to do my own, so mine (flashcards) are definitely lower quality ones.

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Shicida Kids

Postby Guest » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:27 pm

[Moderator's note: Topics merged.]

Parents with Shicida kids.....do you find that your kids have an edge over their peers when they start school at primary level? If yes, what are the areas that are obviously different compared to one who has not undergone the Shicida training? If no, can you pls elaborate?
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Postby catgoh03 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:14 pm

my kids are not in shichida, but i have heard from other parents that Shichida kids tend to have a better memory than others, particularly if they start young. however, not sure if that is such a good thing...

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