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Re: ESP abilities

Postby mintcc » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:09 pm

concern2 wrote:I think my son has a gift in ESP. He'll get 90% correct answers for ESP during his Shichida classes, and in our daily day-to-day events, he'll say things that amazes my husband and I. Example:
When we go out for dinner, he'll say things like - no, don't go there. When we ask him why, he'll say 'I don't know, just don't go there!' When we arrive, the place would either be crowded or the stall/restaurant would be closed or something else would have happened.

Another instance was when he told me my friend's son doesn't have a certain toy. I didn't believe him cos it's a common toy and we haven't met my friend and family for a long time. When I met up with my friend, his son pointed to the toy on my son's hand and asked 'Mommy, what's that?'. :!:

On the contrary, my daughter doesn't seem to be using her inner senses. When we play ESP games, she'll just point to the picture that looks most appealing to her or simply picks the cards in sequence.

You can tell by the look in their eyes when they are choosing the cards whether they are using their senses. It's amazing to watch them at play.


wow that's pretty amazing..my son is like your daughter. He will just pick the cards in sequence. But for guessing which item is in the box...he usually got it right. But the only thing he is good at guessing right in real life is which elevator will come first

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Postby adafew » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:39 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
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.


I agreed totally! :grphug:
This SM can only be effective with parents involvement, even Mrs Khoo mentioned that as well.

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mandala colouring

Postby concern2 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:32 pm

As I get to practice Mandala Colour Memory more often with my kids, I realize something about visualization abilities.

Some people simply cannot imagine, say, a white box in red. This form of visualization is relevant to our daily life - like imagining what wall colours you would like in planning your home interiors or dealing with questions like 'would this suit look better in black or grey'? I know of some people who just cannot visualize anything and must see it with their own eyes. Most designers and artists have this ability to 'see' without actually seeing it.

Come to think of it, learning to use the Abacus has this ability to train visualization too. I shall elaborate this in the Abacus thread...

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Re: Feedback on Shichida Method

Postby Simplypositive » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:42 pm

Fettuccine wrote:Hi all,

I am keen to send my kids to learn at Shichida. Although at their preschool, they are doing spelling, simple dictation, maths, reading, I would like my kids to improve the use of their "right brain", just for enrichment :D

Does anyone have any comments about the results, effectiveness and what exactly are they going to learn about? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


Hi, why not try whole brain learning.My son goes to MindChamps Preschool and loves it. They have gym lessons as part of the preschool which I hear is very good for right brain stuff. his favourite is gourmet moments (and mine too for that matter) where brings back some delicious food he has cooked up in class. A few weeks ago, he brought back real salmon baked with rosemary leaves and all. I was surprised and it was delicious.

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Postby Bowie » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:00 pm

Hi,

May I know which Mind Champ Preschool ur kid is attending and how old is he or she?

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Shichida - more hype than science

Postby Simplypositive » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:19 pm

To those parents who has asked about Shichida.

I sent my child to shichida for 1 year with alot of hope and in the end, I must say I was disappointed as I've felt I wasted all that money. In total, I've spent about nearly $4000. My boy did not learn much except to copy what the other 5 kids did.

Although I am naturally positive about enrichment programs but paying about $65 for an hour is not worth it especially when 'you' have to spend so much time at home teaching and practicing with the child. It makes me feel why I should pay so much when I am the one who has to teach my child? I don't see how playing a tape backwards and fast forward can help him learn languages. I spent about $400 on flashcards & the math dots and after trying for a month, I gave up.

The final straw was when he was given a 1 page long poem to learn it. He was only in K1 and worst was they did not teach us how you can remember the poem. I asked the Teacher (who is a young girl fresh out of poly or uni) what is the purpose of this exercise, and she said she would need to get back to me & never did. I did not renew after that.

My 2nd son did not attend Shichida yet his ESP is fantastic. I guess he is naturally intuitive, you either have it or you don't. I don't think anyone can teach you to have ESP unless you already have that gift then work on improving it.

Some of the exercises are good for the brain but I later found you can buy brainteaser books for about $15 and it works just as well. For $65 per hour, I would prefer to spend this money on buying materials outside and do it with my child. Certain will save alot and good for bonding too.

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Postby Bowie » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:22 pm

Hi Simply Positive,

May I know which Mind Champ Pre school ur kid attend?

And how old is he?

Mind Champ has open a number of new branch which inc. Fusionpolis and City Square (coming soon) just wan to know more.

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Postby Simplypositive » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:23 pm

Bowie wrote:Hi,

May I know which Mind Champ Preschool ur kid is attending and how old is he or she?


He attends the one in Toa Payoh. he started in K1 but now in K2. I transfered him from Cambridge Childcare in about 1 year ago. When he first started, he didn't know how to read or recognised all the letters (yes, at K1), but now he reads very well even for a boy. Worth checking out but I believe it is full. My friend's child attends the Tampine one and she seems to like it there too.

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Postby phankao » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:32 pm

Simplypositive wrote:
Bowie wrote:Hi,

May I know which Mind Champ Preschool ur kid is attending and how old is he or she?


He attends the one in Toa Payoh. he started in K1 but now in K2. I transfered him from Cambridge Childcare in about 1 year ago. When he first started, he didn't know how to read or recognised all the letters (yes, at K1), but now he reads very well even for a boy. Worth checking out but I believe it is full. My friend's child attends the Tampine one and she seems to like it there too.


How much does it cost? How is daily curriculum like?

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Postby Happygolucky » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:16 pm

Believed in right brain training, so sent my two kids to Shichida for about 1 and a half year each. Maybe a bit too late, at 2 and 4 years old then, so not much impact. The elder one enjoyed the activities but don't think it's worth the fee. The second one worse, I ended up asking him to behave in class more than enjoying the class with him.

It may work in the long term(maybe 6 years). Saw a boy in my girl's class then who can do math addition and subtraction at super speed. Then a lot of school math questions require you to be able to interpret the questions and applied, so no idea if it's beneficial in that area.

Still don't believe in the ESP training though. Kids most of the time ended up guessing and probably lucky at times only.

But I remember the principal did not say that all child can be trained to be "super memory, super smart kid" kids. It was more like show your kids more love and probably try to max their potential, in areas other than academic as well.

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