Shichida Right Brain Training - Discussion

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Postby mintcc » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:00 pm

thanks for recommending the interesting & insightful articles 3Boys. :) Especially like that one from the good enough parent article on how enjoying time with the kids is the most important beyond any enrichment. Totally agree with that.

It is also interesting to read about research on how kids in rural parts of England who learn to read later—" did better in higher grades and achieved more prestigious school placements than did children exposed to earlier education." So basically, the conclusion is introducing kids to academic stuff formally at an early age don't make much difference in the long run...

and then there is the age long nature vs nurture debate ..every thing falls back to the genes. Will skip that one.

On the whether there is any effects on accelerated learning methods such as GD and Shichida, there are indeed lots of researchers who critic such methods and who belief that children who went through accelerated learning probably do well not because of the accelerated learning stuff but because the parents are highly motivated (aka kiasu) and generally belong to a better educated bunch.

Wish some one will research on the effects for children introduced to such of such methods with more or less equally educated and motivated parents. But then, even if some study is conducted now, the findings will only be out by the time my kid grow up. It’s like the research red wine, vitamin C, supplements etc, it is ongoing and inconclusive but parents have to make judgement base on the information available and the results they can observe.

on the program itself, for the past year, my feel is that the bulk is not academic but rather getting kids to feel good about learning and exposing kids to learning techniques and games. Academic stuff are presented in a fun way. So far, my son had enjoyed classes, telling us that he wants to go for class almost everyday of the week. I enjoyed the class too and my time with him during and after class doing some of the activities introduced to us during class.. which is why I continued enrolling him.

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Postby lisa9841 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:56 am

Hi to all mummies and daddies who have kids in Shichida,

I just went to Shichida for a preview today(Jan) and was told I have to put down a deposit to be put on a waitlist for a place in the June class. I was wondering if the wait is usually that long? And also, after the deposit, does that mean a place would definately be reserved for me in the June class ? Thanks!

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Postby mintcc » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:19 am

When I registered a yr plus ago, we did not have to to wait for very long. I thnk we register in June/July for the september term and they called us in August to cofirm- that's when we pay for next term fees. I don't remember putting down any deposit before that.

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Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby Mishasha » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:50 am

Hi,

For those who wish to find out more on right brain training, Tweedle Wink & Wink is a gd alternative or supplement to Shichida, esp if you do not wish to spend so much $ : www.rightbrainkids.com. :wink:

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Shichida Right Brain Training

Postby Mishasha » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:47 am

Alternative to Shichida :

http://www.rightbrain-networkz.com/

:wink:

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Postby miffy138 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:58 am

Long waitlist? I heard from some teachers in the school that it is because the turn over rate is high, many teachers are quitting, that's why they don't have teachers to start classes, not because there is really a long waitlist. If you have been to their centres before, you can see that the place is huge, with many classrooms, so i believe what the teachers are saying is the truth, it can't be that they don't have enough classrooms to house all the children enrolling into the program.

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Mandala-colouring used by Shichida Method

Postby concern2 » Sun May 03, 2009 3:47 pm

Visit this site - got free mandalas..

www.homeeducation.sg

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Postby RRMummy » Wed May 27, 2009 2:00 pm

Hi concern2,

Thank you for sharing!! :thankyou:

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Postby concern2 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:45 pm

Nice animation! Thanks for the KS points! (were they given by you?)

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Postby quizo99 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:08 am

hi

do you know anyone forming a BP to get the mandala book? would like to join...to get the extra 15% off...thanks...

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