Re-Designing the Brain: Sharpening Perception and Memory, and Increasing Speed of Thought

In “A Study in Scarlet“, Sherlock Holmes told Watson that the brain is like an attic and it can only store so many things in it. For this reason, Holmes always made it a point to choose carefully what he wanted to keep in his attic and discard whatever else that he considered to beContinue reading “Re-Designing the Brain: Sharpening Perception and Memory, and Increasing Speed of Thought”

Manual Dexterity Activities

Hand movements sculpt intelligence. Neurophysiological research increasingly confirms the wisdom and efficacy of what has been called “hands-on learning.” Correlations have been found between dexterity and mobility in the fine motor muscles of our hands and cellular development in our brain which supports our cognitive capacities. …the very form and function of the instrument ofContinue...

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Doman’s Encyclopedic Knowledge Program

In addition to teaching your child Math and how to read, Doman also has another program which is designed to develop your child’s encyclopedic knowledge. The general recommendation is to begin this program from 8 months onwards. By this stage, your Math and Reading programs should be fairly well established. There are two parts toContinue...

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Doman Reading Program

How to teach your baby to read following the Glenn Doman method. We have included the Doman flashcards as a part of the RBE Home Practice Lessons Schedule, however, the RBE schedule does not follow the Doman method for teaching reading. If your goal is to focus on teaching your child to read, this isContinue...

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Early Reading: Sight Words vs Phonics

When teaching young children how to read, there are two ways you can go about it.  You can teach them to read using “whole words” or you can teach them to read using “phonics”. Which is better? Here’s what I’ve learned about both methods – have a read and see what you think. Whole Words TheContinue reading “Early Reading: Sight Words vs Phonics”

Right Brain Education Schedule Planning

There are a number of questions that commonly arise when conducting Right Brain Education lessons at home. Unfortunately, the home practice guidelines, which is the most detailed I’ve seen to date, still leaves room for further questions. This post will attempt to answer a few of those questions… Introducing a Second Language While we doContinue...

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My Brilliant Brain – Make Me a Genius

Articles in this series: Part 1 – Born Genius Part 2 – Accidental Genius Part 3 – Make Me a Genius Make Me a Genius Part 3 of My Brilliant Brain is about Hungarian-born Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgár. She was the first woman to break the gender barrier in a male-dominated game. This was the partContinue reading “My Brilliant Brain – Make Me a Genius”

My Brilliant Brain – Accidental Genius

Articles in this series: Part 1 – Born Genius Part 2 – Accidental Genius Part 3 – Make Me a Genius Accidental Genius In this post, we’re going to look at part 2 of My Brilliant Brain – the accidental genius. The documentary features two “accidental geniuses”: George Widener – a prodigious savant with amazing skills inContinue reading “My Brilliant Brain – Accidental Genius”

My Brilliant Brain – Born Genius

My Brilliant Brain is a National Geographic documentary about geniuses – how they are born and how they are made (the DVD is still available on Amazon if you’re keen to watch it). I wanted to share the stories because I think there are a few lessons to be learned when nurturing our own children.Continue reading “My Brilliant Brain – Born Genius”

Building Brain Power with Chess

“…children who learn chess at an early age achieve more in the traditional maths and sciences. Chinese, European, and American research all find significant correlational values after just one year of systematic chess exposure. The most striking benefits are those associated with problem-solving and creativity. Langen, 1992 Teaching young children to play chess is aContinue reading “Building Brain Power with Chess”