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Raising Successful Children in the 21st Century

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at my children’s school. The talk was about raising successful children in the 21st century. There so many aspects of success that it would be impossible to cover them all in one short session so I focused on the following five points which I believe to be very pertinent toContinue reading “Raising Successful Children in the 21st Century”

Reading is the Key to Unlocking Academic Success

When I first began the journey of early learning with my children, I was a novice. There was a lot of trial and error – yes, I made mistakes and there are things I would do differently if I had another child. With my children grown up a little more, I have also affirmed whatContinue reading “Reading is the Key to Unlocking Academic Success”

TweedleWink Homeschool Lesson Plans from Right Brain Kids

In an earlier newsletter, we wrote about TweedleWink, a blended “Right Brain Education” program created by Right Brain Kids that incorporates the teachings practices of Glenn Doman, Makoto Shichida, Maria Montessori, Reggio, and HeartMath. If you are following this program at home, you will be able to add on to your activities with these additional resources compiled by Right BrainContinue reading “TweedleWink Homeschool Lesson Plans from Right Brain Kids”

Right Brain Education – the Value of Reading

The Value of Reading in Right Brain Education Ruiko Henmi cited Reading to be the number one home practice activity for parents to do with their children. It is also listed as one of the 10 Rules for developing the right brain. If there is only one activity you can do for home practice, it shouldContinue reading “Right Brain Education – the Value of Reading”

Right Brain Education – Learning Music

If you have been following our Right Brain Education articles from the start, you may be interested in this early childhood development program. Unfortunately, their schools are not readily accessible to everyone so what can you do? Engaging in music is another way to enhance right brain development and it also has many other benefits.Continue reading “Right Brain Education – Learning Music”

Right Brain Education: Puzzle Activities

In right brain education, the children are also encouraged to do lots of puzzle activities, like dot-to-dot, spot the difference, mazes, simple origami, etc. These are for developing fine motor skills, logic and reasoning, and problem solving skills. Although these are recognised as being left brain activities as well, true right brain education is about wholeContinue reading “Right Brain Education: Puzzle Activities”

Right Brain Education – Tangram Puzzles

A common Right Brain Education activity is the tangram puzzle or iroita puzzle. For more details on these activities, check out the following articles: Right Brain Activities for Home Practice: Tangrams Right Brain Education: Tangrams You can easily make your own tangrams, or get an affordable set from a toy store like Toys R Us. If you haveContinue reading “Right Brain Education – Tangram Puzzles”

Right Brain Education – Shichida’s Math Program

In Right Brain Education, Shichida devised a Math program that was called the 65 Day Shichida Math Program. The program is loosely based on the Math Dot Program that was first devised by Glenn Doman. It uses red dot cards to teach young children Mathematical concepts. About the Glenn Doman Math Program: How to teachContinue reading “Right Brain Education – Shichida’s Math Program”

Right Brain Practice – ESP Games

What is ESP? ESP is one of the right brain abilities. Makoto Shichida says that ESP forms the Right Brain’s 5 senses similarly to how the left brain senses are sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell. Through right brain education and the development of the right brain, a child will develop their ESP senses. ESPContinue reading “Right Brain Practice – ESP Games”