Why right brain education for my baby or toddler?
Many reasons why I use the right brain education training method to teach my baby. I feel you also should look into using this method of training. In this article, I would like to share with you about why right brain education and how your child can benefit from it.
Why start your baby or toddler right brain education early?
Here is a graph I got from the Heguru method. When the baby is newly born up to 3 years old, they are right-brain dominant as they reach 4 years old and above they begin to develop the left brain.
The best time to train your baby or toddler is during their first 3 years. That is how right brain training or education is conceived.
What is the benefit of right brain education method for my child?
I believe in early education, it is not only about teaching your child to read, math, or general knowledge. Right brain education trains your child on:
How you can teach your baby or toddler right brain education or training at home?
There are two ways used to train your baby or toddler.
1. Right brain flashcards - Math dots and flashcards with pictures in front and words at the back of the flashcard like vocabulary flashcards, encyclopedia flashcards, science flashcards, geographic flashcards, and many others.
2. Right brain memory exercises - Mandala Puzzles, Peg Memory, Linking Memory, Photographic Memory Puzzles, and Speed Reading.
Also check out this book from Professor Makoto Shichida, "Mystery of the Right Brain".
What is the difference between Right Brain Education and "Whole Brain Education"?
Here is my understanding of training and developing the child's brain development. If you look at the Shichida Method and Heguru Method, you will see their focus is on "right brain education" and "whole brain education".
The right brain education training is done when the baby or toddler is a few months old to 4 years old. Once the child passes 4 years old, their left brain begins to develop. That is when left-brain training is done. Shichida and Heguru Method still continue to do right brain training even when the child has passed 4 years old.
Your toddler will benefit most if he or she begins the right brain education as early as possible. It is easier to train the right brain from 0 to 3 years old. When the left brain begins to develop, it is harder to train the right brain.
"Whole brain education" is about training both the right brain and the left brain function. They practice brain development activities like right brain memory and left brain memory puzzles.