Update: Right Brain Education Resources for Home Practice

Practicing right brain activities at home with your child can be very time consuming especially when you have to make all your materials yourself. Unfortunately, Heguru doesn’t sell much aside from puzzles and Shichida only sells their materials to parents with children attending their school. I’ve written about resources for right brain education home practice before, but that was a while ago. Thankfully, there are more resources available now compared to back then. Here is the updated list…

1. Memory Magic has activities which are the equivalent of linking memory, eye training, and speed play. Check out the videos below:

Silly Stories – linking memory

Follow the Dot – eye training

Flash ’em – speed play

2. TweedleWink is a DVD series by Right Brain Kids. They contain activities which include visual tracking, flashcards, speed reading, perfect pitch, math, phonics, science, word building, relationship building.

3. Wink 7 Step series is also by Right Brain Kids. This program is intended for older children (4 years and up). They include activities like linking memory, photoeyeplay (which is similar to the orange card activity in Shichida), mental imaging, photographic memory/speed reading, observation training (which is similar to the space memory activity in Shichida).

4. Wink to Learn offers a DVD series with flashcards for teaching Languages. You can play the flashcards in normal speed or high speed, or you can play them with words and pictures, words only, or pictures only. They also have a DVD series teaching animal facts through multi-sensorial method which isn’t exactly right brain but it is a great informative series about animals for children.

5. Shichida Parents is a resource site with contributions from Shichida parents of materials they have made for their own kids. Unfortunately, the site does not appear to be active and there have been no new materials added since I first discovered it. It is a good place to get started though.

6. BrillKids – aside from Little Reader and Little Math (which are great programs for teaching your child math and how to read) – they have a huge resource site with free powerpoint flashcards created by BrillKids and other parents.

7. Right Brain Education Shop offers flashcards, Mandala exercises, and linking memory.

8. Everyday Mandala also offers Mandala activity books (read my previous post on this for more information).

9. You can get Tangram puzzles from Amazon. You can also check out my last post on this topic for an online version. I have also written a post titled “Right Brain Activities for Home Practice” which talks about how to make your own tangram puzzle and other similar activities you can do with your child which I believe are pretty similar to doing tangrams.

10. Megastore sells the Photographic Memory Kit which I bought for Gavin previously. It contains activities like space memory and other memory games.

11. New Horizon Toys sells Fun Thinkers which I’ve been told is one of the activity kits you can buy from Shichida. What they have is limited. The full set is available from Grolier.

12. Kids.net.my sell a variety of activities. They have Doman-style red dot cards, Reading Kit, and Bits of Intelligence cards at a fraction of the price of the original Doman kits. They also have linking memory, space memory, matching memory, flash memory, and mandala activity kits. There is even something similar to Fun Thinkers.

13. You can also download my free flash cards. When it comes to speed play, you can never have enough flash cards. If you follow the recommendation from Shichida and Heguru, that’s 100 flash cards a day to be repeated no more than 4 times over 4 days. You’ll need 100 new flash cards every 4 days.

Although you can make a lot of these materials yourself, I find it extremely time consuming. It’s hard enough finding the time to do these activities with the kids, so it is helpful to be able to buy them or – better still – get them for free!

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.

6 thoughts on “Update: Right Brain Education Resources for Home Practice

  1. Great job Ms.Shen……as much as I am thrilled to find these resources, I am more thrilled to find a parent who puts so much of effort and time on early child education and whom willingly share it with other parents…..god bless you and your family always…..:-))))

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