Right Brain Education
“The purpose of education in the future will not be to create people with heads crammed full of knowledge, but to rear children who know how to efficiently use the whole brain. Rearing children with enormous ability, rich creativity, and the capability to make use of high proportion of their brain should be the goal of child rearing." Professor Makoto Shichida
What is right brain training for kids?
In this website, we use the term 'right brain education or training' when referring to 'The Shichida Method'. The Shichida Method developed by professor Makoto Shichida is more than right brain training. You can read more about it online in his official webiste.
"The main purpose of right-brain education is to bring out the potential and talents of children, already present in the right hemisphere of the brain." – Makoto Shichida
The Shichida method has been used in Japan for over 25 years and is backed by 40 years of research into techniques used to stimulate the early development of the brain. The method is based on the following principles:
* All children are born geniuses.
* Parent-child bonding is extremely important.
* The right-brain dominance of very young children presents a unique opportunity for learning.
* Children should be stimulated through all their five senses.
* Repetition and consistency are the keys to success in teaching.
The most frequently used DIY right brain training method that people do would be flashcards training. Flashcard training can actually be started at the young age of 3 months. The purpose is not to TRAIN your kids to recognize the flashcards... rather, it is merely to INPUT the information into their brains so that when they come to the learning age, they will pick it up fast..
Interestingly, Glenn Doman has similar methods in early childhood brain stimulation. "He believes that newborn children have a genius potential that, if developed, can exceed Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein. To access this genius, young children should be stimulated from the very start. To help families meet this goal, his Institutes' offers an accelerated learning program for parents and has published several books that explain how to teach babies at home." His method, called The Doman Method, similarly involves flash cards training.