During the early years of a child, typically between the ages of 0 to 6, right brain education is focused on enhancing the right hemisphere of the brain. This is a crucial time as a newborn's brain is only 25% of the average human brain, but it grows to 95% by the age of 5. This is why children at this age are incredibly receptive to learning.
As highlighted by the renowned researcher on child education Makoto Sachida, “The main purpose of right-brain education is to bring out the potential and talents of children, already present in the right hemisphere of the brain.”
Flashcards are an excellent tool for tapping into this innate potential in children and fostering it to its full abilities. The benefits of using flashcards in early childhood learning were first recognized by researchers and psychologists Glenn Doman and Makoto Shichida.
However, the modern-day version of flashcards that we use today, consisting of a prompt or question on one side and an answer on the other, was originally developed in the early 19th century by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, a German educator.
Pestalozzi emphasized the importance of hands-on learning and created a set of wooden cards with numbers and letters to help children learn to read and do arithmetic. Since then, flashcards have evolved into a popular educational tool used by students and teachers worldwide.
What are Speed Flash Cards?
Speed Flash Cards are an innovative and interactive learning tool designed to help children improve their reading speed and comprehension skills.
Speed Flash Cards work by gradually increasing the speed at which children read the cards, helping them to develop their reading skills and improve their comprehension abilities. These flashcards are designed to cover different topics and themes, which helps children to develop their vocabulary and understanding of different concepts.
Speed Flash Cards can also boost cognitive abilities, improve attention, focus, and concentration, and are an interactive learning tool that makes learning fun for children. They are portable and easy to use, which means that children can continue to learn even when they are not in a classroom environment.
In right brain education methodology, high-speed flash cards are shown at a rapid rate to children, at 1 to as fast as 0.5 seconds per card.
Can children see the contents of the card?
The purpose of flashcards is to activate the right side of the brain. As stated in the methodology developed by Shichida and Glenn Doman, among both sides of the brain, the right brain starts building at the age of 0-3. This means at this age your child is right-brain dominant.
Since the right brain is also related to creativity, photography and long-term memory, and imagination, therefore, children of this age capture images faster than words.
The left brain starts to build at 4 and is more associated with logic and analytics: from where the words are formed.
However, a study conducted by professionals at MIT proves the fact that human brains can perceive images in as less as 13 milliseconds. Therefore, your child has capabilities unimaginable, all it needs is the right guidance which our Right Brain Education Program provides.
Benefits of Speed Flash Cards
Speed Flash Cards can be a valuable learning tool for children, helping them to develop important skills and knowledge while also making learning a fun and engaging experience.
Improved Reading Speed
Speed Flash Cards can help children to read faster and more accurately, which can help them to keep up with their peers in the classroom and their studies. By using the cards regularly, children can gradually improve their reading speed and fluency.
The Speed Flash Cards are designed to improve both reading speed and comprehension. The prompts on the cards are structured to challenge children to understand the text on a deeper level, and the questions on the back of the cards help to reinforce what they have learned.
Speed Flash Cards are often designed to cover different topics and themes, which means that children can learn new words and concepts while using them. This can help to expand their vocabulary and improve their overall knowledge and understanding.
Enhanced Focus and Concentration
Speed Flash Cards can be a great way to improve focus and concentration, as they require children to pay attention to the cards and read quickly and accurately. The use of Speed Flash Cards can help to improve children's attention span and ability to concentrate on a task.
Fun and Interactive Learning
Learning with Speed Flash Cards can be a fun and engaging experience for children, as the cards are colorful and interactive. Children can work through the cards at their own pace and can track their progress as they improve their skills.
How to use Flash Cards effectively?
There are various methods described by specialists, but two of the foundational methods are speed flash cards and the other multisensory method.
The first method is built around the methodology of right-brain education which involves speed flash cards. You show flashcards at a rapid rate.
The second method is multisensory which involves a picture card following the word card. Sometimes sounds are also included which activates the hearing senses.
There are several flashcard-based activities included in our Right Brain Education program:
A set of cards portraiting all the species of color butterflies your child can know about.
The set consists of famous landmarks. Take your little one on a journey around the world with our famous landmarks flashcards!
The set contains 88 flashcards for your child to know everything about the stars, her imagination craves!
Contains species of invertebrates your child would love to explore and learn about building their right brain memory.
Take your child on the journey to learn all 8 phases of the MOON!
This set consists of 10 flashcards of vertebrates. Great for introducing a science concept in a right-brain way.
Consists of 70 different dinosaurs, great for children who are fascinated with dinosaurs. Introduce the different types of dinosaurs to your child.
Kids love looking at picture cards they can relate to. Every child is fascinated by kitchen items and flashcards are a great way to introduce the names of all the utensils you use in your kitchen.
This set consists of 40 cards of commonly used cooking utensils.
Grab these beautiful country flag flashcards that will not only give your child encyclopedic knowledge but will also enhance their brain capacity and help them build on their memory.
This set of Doman reading cards consists of 30 sets of 5 words each-total 150 words. It's the first month of the Doman reading program and a great first step toward the language program.
Going forward, the program will include more single words, couplets, sentences, and homemade books.
Introducing math kit for Shichida math program. This consists of 100 dot cards, 100 number cards, and 8 symbol cards. We'll also counsel you and give you a guide on how to use these cards with your child.
Our starter kit consists of all the basics example birds, animals, colors, and flags-a total of 20 categories.
These infant stimulation cards are great for babies till 3-4 months of age as these high contrast patterns help stimulate the vision of your infant-thus stimulating their brain. Your baby will love to look at these cards and you'll surely treasure them for a long time!
Our infant music therapy consists of classical Indian ragas that aid in the brain development of the fetus. The music is categorized month-wise, with specific instructions on the time of the day when the music should be played.
Speed flashcards are an effective tool to achieve the purpose of right brain education. By using it in the right way, the methodology enhances the right hemisphere of the brain resulting in improved reading skills, vocabulary, and enriched focus and concentration. Various activities incorporated into flashcards are effective means to embed the information the growing child’s brain requires. Further, if you’re wondering why it’s difficult to make your child sit for the activity, you surely need to read this: How to make your child sit for flashcards?
To know more about our program on right brain education, contact us.