Development of Mental Abilities in Children
The human brain develops throughout life, but the most active period of its development occurs in childhood. This is when goals, dreams, and the development of mental and physical abilities are forming.
Childhood is the pivotal period in human development. A child comes into this world with a specific set of features that not only ensures its survival but also allows for the expansion of knowledge related to its environment. A child’s brain begins to form at the stage of pre-natal existence, but birth begins the stages of growth and development, producing a lot of intercellular connections. The intellectual capability of a child depends on the number of these connections. It should be noted that the formation of these connections depends on the stimulation of the brain. Thus, by stimulating the brain, we can speed up, slow down, or stop the intellectual development of a child. The development of thought is based on the different ways of acquiring information and how much of it is received.
A child’s brain at an early age is very malleable, allowing the learning process, coordination, and concentration to be shaped in a way that improves brain function. To acquire sustainable skills, 10,000 hours of continuous trainings is required, and thanks to such training, the brain develops even more.
Science has proven that for development a brain needs training through certain techniques that are not limited to learning skills.
The methodology of Tinker Thinkers Academy is to simultaneously develop both hemispheres of the brain. The formation of connections between the left and right hemispheres contributes to the development of mental abilities. The purpose of practicing mental counting through the use of an abacus is to train the brain on a daily basis.
Thanks to this special practice, both hemispheres are stimulated, hence the development of more connections between them. Concentration and coordination are required for other tasks that lead to further development of the mental abilities of children.
Daily training on the computer using our programs allows children to quickly and easily learn the methods behind Mental Math.
The success of this method has been confirmed by the long experience that the Japanese have had with it. They use the method of mental counting in schools and usually teach it prior to the learning of other subjects. According to Japanese experts, children with trained brains absorb knowledge much easier.
The following conditions are required for training with our method:
- Must be 6 to 13 years old
- Desire and interest to learn mental counting
- Parents must be willing to participate actively in the process of training and assist their child during the initial stages of learning.
- A proper diet and a combination of sports and proper rest
- The presence of peers for learning as a team
- The child’s desire to achieve the goal that they have set in collaboration with their parents
Unlike the tedious process of learning, the development of mental abilities entails a continuous and smooth process of moving from the simple to the complex — the transition from a primitive state to a perfected one. This is a natural process that allows children to maximize their potential.
The successful future of a child depends on the right decisions of the parents. They are the two vital pillars of the child. All actions and decisions of the parents that are related to their child are a basis for their future. It is parental decisions that determine how successful a child will be in the future.
The task of parents is to lay down the foundations for a brighter future for their child; to lay the foundations of love, mutual understanding, family values, and good education. That is why you should make the right decision when choosing how you will raise your child and what system of education you will choose for them, both of which will form the basis for the their personality.
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