Here are some commonly asked questions
Why right-brain? Why not train the whole brain?
Both the left and right brain is equally important. However, most of the formal education learning predominantly happens on the left-hand side of our brains – e.g. mathematics, spelling, taking instructions and so on. It is important to work the right and creative part of the brain which helps us to retain our memories and also processes a large amount of data at fast speed. This gets stronger with practice; we either use it or lose it.
Is not a 1, 2 or 3-year-old too early for heguru right-brain training program?
We thought so too. But a child’s brain grows most rapidly during the 0 to 3 window. This is the best time for learning to take place.
Can we practice the heguru method by reading more about the method online, without having to join a class?
Yes. If we understand the concept completely and know what are the correct techniques. Also, we need to take our children’s developmental milestones into consideration. Heguru method learning centre is tailored to children’s age and therefore, the classes keep them engaged and interested at every stage.
Are weekly classes enough or do we have to carry out home practice as well?
It is recommended to carry out home practice. At the end of every class at Heguru Education Center, parents receive a ‘Parents’ ‘Lecture’ handout, explaining the purpose of the special activities conducted, how these activities will benefit our child’s development and how parents can replicate the same teaching methods at home. We believe attending weekly classes keeps me committed and more consistent in exposing my children to right brain training activities.
How do we carry out home practice? How long does it take?
We are not very consistent with home practice. We try to do it two to three times per week or whenever an opportunity arises. Attending the classes with our daughters gives me ideas on how to be more creative with our home activities. A home learning activity actually does not have to take very long.
For example, we can engage our child with short bursts of fast-paced activities. The easiest things to do are Speed reading, flash cards, and speed counting. Here is a list of heguru inspired home activities we can do at home.
Right brain training has become so popular in Singapore that even mums with tots as young as 6 months old are flocking to a center to try it out. Why are they doing so?
Well, experts say that unlocking the learning potential in the right side of the brain can improve logical thinking, enabling our kid to digest and understand information more efficiently. That is a lot for a little mind to take on but the effects have been so astounding that parents now see it as a necessary way to enhance their child’s life.
However, when three Singapore families shared their experience of right brain training with us, it became clear that parents are still looking for a nurturing environment for their children. In general, parents believe it is the comfort and inspiration from teachers and other pupils that lead their children to improve mentally and get the most out of such programs. To read more about heguru method review in Singapore click here.