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Full notes and explanations are covered in the Right Brain Education Home Practice Guidelines. The following post outlines suggested Right Brain Education activities you can follow on each day of the week with resources attached. Practice for 5 days of the week and take a break for the other two days. Resume your activities the following week.
- Day 2 – 3 Minutes Body Scan Meditation
- Day 3 – 3 Minutes Bring It Down – Flow
- Day 4 – 5 Minutes Easy Guided Meditation
- Day 5 – 5 Minutes Guided Meditation
Refer to the post Right Brain Activity: Senses Play for the instructions on how to play the following games:
- Day 1 – HSP Game
- Day 2 – Telepathy
- Day 3 – Clairvoyance
- Day 4 – Hand Reading
- Day 5 – Precognition
Refer to the post Right Brain Activity: Image Play for the instructions on how to play the following games:
- Day 1 – Orange Card
- Day 2 – PhotoEyePlay
- Day 3 – Basic Image
- Day 4 – Pretend Play
- Day 5 – Imaginary Story
The following memory games can be played every day:
The following flashcards should be shown once a day for five days. Flash one card per second. Refer to the post Right Brain Activity: Speed Play for full details.
- Music Instruments (62)
- Norway (40)
- Waterfalls (32)
- Vermeer – Paintings (10)
- Fry’s Sight Words 1 to 20 (20)
The RBE Home Practice Guidelines do not suggest a program for teaching reading directly so I recommend following Doman’s Reading Program. You can follow the program as outlined by Glenn Doman in his book How to Teach Your Baby to Read or you can follow the BrillKids Little Reader Program. You can also focus on Doman’s Reading flashcards, taking one topic a week starting this week with:
- Parts of the Body – there are 25 words in this set which can be divided into 5 sets of five words that can be reviewed three times daily.
Follow the eye training activity outlined in Right Brain Activities: Eye Training. Begin with the simplest card and practice for no more than 1 minute. For the first week, stay with the same card.
If you have the BrillKids Little Musician Program, I would encourage you to use that for this section because it is a great program covering many aspects of music. Alternatively, refer to our Right Brain Activities Music Play post to introduce:
- One musical note – begin with C (sing it, play it, listen to it, feel it)
- A musical instrument – e.g. the Piano (listen to “C” on the piano). Learn about the piano:
- A famous composer – e.g. Bach (listen to a musical piece in the Key of C by Bach – e.g. Prelude in C Major)
These are suggestions for easy physical activities you can help your child follow along to. Infants can move in the arms of adults. If your child finds certain songs more engaging and would prefer to repeat them, that is fine, too. You can also create your own physical activities or follow a program like Brain Gym. The key here is large muscle movements and motor coordination.
- Day 1 – 2 Minute Hokey Pokey Shake
- Day 4 – 2 Minute Go Bananas Dance Along
Many children today find it difficult to learn how to write because they do not have the physical strength in their fingers to manipulate a writing instrument. Encourage physical play at a play-ground to build the large muscle groups, while developing manual dexterity and fine motor skills with the following activities:
- Day 1: Play Dough – Encourage your child to squeeze, stretch, pinch and roll “snakes” or “worms” with the play clay. Up-cycle your kitchen utensils and introduce the rolling pin, garlic press, and cookie cutters!
- Day 2: Sand Play (or flour play) – Write letters or draw pictures. If you have kinetic sand, build structures with it!
- Day 3: Water Play – Practice pouring water with jugs; squeezing water out of a sponge; use eye droppers to transfer water or mix coloured water together.
- Day 4: Painting – Finger paint, Batik painting, let your child get messy while learning how to apply paint with a brush or hands.
- Day 5: Lego Construction – younger children will find it easier to use Duplo blocks. As their finger dexterity improves, you can slowly migrate to Lego pieces as they present a greater challenge for dexterity.