Right Brain Training For Kids

Right brain training is designed to empower both the hemispheres of the brain – the logical left brain and the creative right brain. Both the hemispheres function in tandem to attain whole brain synergy.  Parents are always solicitous about their toddler’s welfare. However, they tend to emulate conventional Indian academic patterns due to benightedness. Indian curriculum is comprised of memorisation and regurgitation of the acquired data. Parents prioritise repetition of information. They concentrate on teaching the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colours. The right brain operates on an entirely different tangent. A child’s untapped potential is infinitely vast. The phenomenal human brain ( cerebrum)  possesses the amazing faculty to activate a new program that organises and processes stimuli. The principal fragment that requires emphasis is that the right brain functions beyond one’s consciousness. Without storing images in the cerebrum, the right brain processes thinking activities at ‘ lightning rapid speed ‘ . Time is an extremely crucial factor while enhancing your fledgling’s right brain development. Right brain training necessitates working quickly. More exposure will lead to more neuronal connections which will ultimately result in higher brain stimuli. A parent should devote no more than two minutes per activity while engaging in this process of right brain training at home.
The activities include –
• Flashcards
• Rapid calculation through abacus
• Developing your child’s emotional quotient through –
 1- Music
 2- Pretend Play
 3- Dramatic story telling
• Imaging
• Mandala
Flashcards – 
It is  emphasised  that quantity is  more important than  quality  for *right  brain  training* . It  is  advisable to  not show the  same  flashcard  more than  three  times  because babies  get  bored if  presented  with the  same  material  repeatedly. Parents  can  read  to  their  children  and  create  flashcards  similar  to the  content. For  eg – If  you’re reading about ‘ time ‘, you  can work  on  flashcards  of  the  day, the night, the  Sun, the  moon, the  phases  of  the  moon, the months, the sundial, analogue clock, digital  clock, hour  glass, autumn, winter, spring  and  summer. This  makes  the  process of right brain  training faster, effectual  and  simple.
Each  flash card should be  displayed  for  only  a  second  and  it  should be  done  quickly . The activity isn’t very time  consuming and  there  is  a  provision  of  higher  brain  stimuli  for  your tiny  tot. It  is vital to  have  a  combination of  flashcards  with words  and  pictures because they  both serve  different purposes. However, it  isn’t recommended  to  have  words and  images  on  the  same  flashcard. ( You  can  have  two  flashcards. One  with  an  image  of  a  car  and  another with  the  word ‘ car ‘ on  it. It  is  not advisable  to  have  a  flashcard  with an  image  of  a  car  with  the  word  underneath it. ) This  activity  exercises  the  right brain  and aids  in  training the  image  function  of  the  right brain .
Another activity pertaining to right brain training is imaging.  You can  either  conceal  your child’s  eyes and  narrate a  story  while  asking him  to  imagine  the  scenarios  or  you can  cut  pictures of  objects  and  stick  them  onto a  piece  of  brightly coloured  cardboard. The  image  should have  a  focal point
( a  simple white  dot ) . Request  your  child  to  focus  on  the dot  for  ten  seconds  and  question  him  afterwards  whether he  can ‘ see’  the  image  in  his  mind. This  activity helps  to  train  the  right brain’s  imaging  ability. This  ability is  the  cornerstone  for  multiple  right  brain  talents  like  speed reading, having a  photographic  memory, ability to  perform  complex calculations rapidly, etc .
Playing music  for  your  child, asking him to  colour  the  mandala , engaging in  pretend play  and  dramatically  narrating  stories  provide stimuli  to  his  brain  and  enrich  his  right brain  nourishment. Right brain training at home isn’t an arduous task. The  modus  operandi  is  simple , effective  and  time saving.

You can  now  unravel your  baby’s  prodigious potential  with  simple, easy and  amusing activities.

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