Right Brain Activities for Home Practice – Part 3: Linking Memory

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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 Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (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.

10 thoughts on “Right Brain Activities for Home Practice – Part 3: Linking Memory

  1. Thanks Shen Li, it is very detailed!

    DO you still remember how much does the picture flashcards that you bought from Borders cost?

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  2. I think it was about RM11 or RM12 for a box. I can’t remember exactly – the price tag was on the plastic wrapping which I’ve thrown away. It doesn’t really matter what sort of flashcards your buy. Just as long as you have cards on a variety of subjects and that they are all the same size.

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  3. bravo! you are such a passionate mom.
    I would like to ask if my child is 18mths, wil he be able to practice linking memory and mandala for now?I still doubt that he can response to boht this exercise. Mind sharing how old is Gavin now?

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  4. At Heguru, they do linking memory and mandala for the babies class. It is usually the mothers that participate in the activity but I guess the children are learning from watching. So you can do it for your 18 month old but it will probably be more like you do it and your child watches. When your child gets older, he’ll understand what needs to be done. You can probably guide him – like, “What colour goes here?” Don’t worry if it’s wrong, just mark it in. You can show him later when you compare the two pictures.

    Gavin is 3.5. He started Heguru early this year just after he turned 3. He can do linking memory and he can also do the Mandala but he always insists on colouring the whole thing in and never gets around to putting in all the colours because the sessions in class are very short. You only have time to mark the colours.

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  5. Hi Shen-Li. I’ve just come to know about right brain education. Thanks a lot for your guidance above. My child is now 6-month old. So can you advise what’s kind of activity i can work with him?
    Regarding Linking Memory, i am quite not clear about the procedure and need your help to answer below questions:
    1. How many times sessions per day and what difference time from each sessions?
    2. Suppose that in 1st sessions i use a set of 10 cards. So can i reuse these 10 cards in next sessions with cards shuffled? It means that i have to creat other story right?
    3. Since my location there is no Shichida center, can you plz advise any their lesson plan for my learning.
    Wish you and your family all wealthy and happiness. Thanks a lot for your feedback.

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    1. At 6 months old, you should be focussing on input. In classes at this age, it is usually the parent who does the activity while the child watches how it is done.

      In Heguru, the cards and story are changed each time so that it does not repeat. In Shichida and TweedleWink, they repeat the cards and story and gradually increase the length. So it depends which you choose to follow. I think a blend of both is good practice for memory development.

      For a lesson plan, you can look at the outlines described in these posts:

      http://www.figur8.net/babytalk-article-the-top-3-right-brain-schools/
      https://figur8.net/baby/2010/10/13/heguru-class-outline/
      https://figur8.net/baby/2010/10/14/tweedlewink-class-outline/

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  6. Hi in linking memory and mandala, u said mother will do the activity and child will listen. How can we do it? Can u please guide me for that.?
    coz I am having a 7 months old baby..If i do the activity in front of him how will he listen?
    How many times we have to do per day?

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    1. When your child is too young to do the activity, what happens in class is that the teacher shows the puzzle and the mother performs the activity while her child watches. At home, you can do the same thing like a game and have your child sit with you while you do the activity. When your child is a bit older, you can take his hand to guide. The eventual goal is for him to do it on his own.

      Right brain classes are usually run once a week, so the activity is done once a week. If you are practicing at home, you could do it once a day.

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