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Linking Memory and Peg Memory – What’s the Difference?

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Right Brain Activities – Linking Memory

Shichida, Heguru, Right Brain Education

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

8 thoughts on “Linking Memory and Peg Memory – What’s the Difference?

  1. Thanks for sharing this info. Now only i know the one teach in Heguru is actually Random Linking Memory. Since i read about the Shichida is doing the Sequential Linking Memory, that’s why i thought the method used in Heguru is wrong. Anyhow, i personally think that random linking memory is a bit difficult compare to the sequential linking memory since it always changed the story.


  2. I think the problem with Heguru is that a lot of the things they do are not explained so we don’t know what is going on – why they do x, y, z, etc. and not a, b, c. For some people the why isn’t important, but for me, I find I need to understand.


  3. hi, Shen Li,

    jz follow ur website,
    thanks for sharing, the info are useful!!

    u mentioned mum can flash cards to child for 60 cards a day, so in a year can achieve 20000 cards.

    my question is,

    we show the card each card once only, bb can remember?




    1. Thanks, Belle! I’m glad you’ve found it useful. Actually, I wrote this post quite some time back. According to the Shichida book, you should try to flash 100 cards a day and slowly increase the number over time. At Shichida, they recommend parents to flash 150 cards a day. If your child cannot pay attention for the whole session, break it up. E.g. 50 cards per session, three times a day. Never repeat the same set of cards within the day, but you can flash the same set again the next day. At the talk from Heguru, Mrs Henmi says flash each set 4 times, then retire. Flash as quickly as you can comfortably do so without feeling stressed because your mood will affect your child.

      The idea behind flashcards is to enhance the right brain. Flashing the cards quickly is like exercise for the right brain. So the aim is not so much getting them to remember the cards, but to develop the right brain. I hope that makes sense. What you want to do is expand the brain’s capacity and that’s what flashing the cards does. Makoto Shichida stressed that it is more important to have quantity than quality and you want to flash pictures because the right brain is an image brain.


  4. hi, Shen-Li,

    You must be a Great Great Mum!!

    Thank you for sharing all sorts of right brain training method and the differences between them. How come u get to know all this? U read a lot / from friends / from ur own experience?

    Maybe i can help a bit in Peg Memory.. Heguru using Peg Memory (number and picture). They are trying to link up the picture with number by using same ‘sounds’ of the number. I realize this when i read from a book. like;

    21 – toothpaste
    22 – train
    n so forth.. u try to link up with the sound of the number!

    Hope this helps 🙂


    1. *blush* Thank you Suzanne. I try, but feel I fall short in many ways.

      I learned all this through reading, talking to friends, through my own experiences… When I first started trying to understand right brain education, there was not a lot available on it. Now it is better – more books, more information available.

      We are going through Peg memory again at Heguru and I can see what you mean – the similar “sounds” of the words and the numbers. It certainly makes it easier to remember! Thank you!


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