The Importance of Training Both the Right and Left Brain
October 11, 2022 | Heguru Method @ HarbourFront and Choa Chu Kang
Our left and right brains might serve different functions, but each side is just as important for learning as the other, helping us to perform at our optimum best. In order for children to reach their maximum learning potential, teaching methods that develop both sides of the brain are of the utmost importance. No longer is the focus of education simply on analysis and memorization. Creativity and visualisation are just as vital as both sides of the brain are required to work together, and have many shared functions.
Interested to learn more? Heguru Method are the experts in right brain training for children, and this article looks into the importance of training taking a holistic approach to a child’s learning and development.
Most tasks in life involve contributions from the two hemispheres of the brain. Therefore, it is important to understand how to engage both in a child. Activities such as storytelling act as powerful organising tools for neural network integration. Additionally, right brain training programmes are designed to help children process and understand information at a much higher speed, in turn improving their memory. The increased memory power benefits the left brain as it enhances a child's overall ability to learn. Integrating both hemispheres of a child’s brain for it to work in sync promotes enhanced cognitive performance, better memory and intellectual functioning, thus achieving a well-rounded learning experience.
Optimal performance at different tasks
The left side of the brain is said to be used more for analytical thinking and problem solving. This is the side of the brain that is more active during activities requiring objectivity or critical thinking, like mathematics classes for instance. The right hemisphere however, is the side of the brain that is said to be the more creative, visual and emotional side.
Despite that, studies have shown that the right side of the brain is also active during analytical activities. This signals that it is when both sides work together that people's abilities are the strongest - the more your hemispheres connect, the more optimally you perform on any given task. For this reason, it is recommended to give your child an early start with programmes that encourage students to use both sides of the brain when problem solving.
Learn more: Right Brain Activities Parents Can Involve their Children in
Right brain training in a child’s developmental years can help to boost their EQ, allowing them to develop communication skills and a sense of self-esteem. This form of training also builds their interest in obtaining new skills not just academically, but in other areas like athletic activities and the arts.
We hope this article has provided a better understanding into the importance of a holistic development of your child’s brain. To truly help your child be the best version of themselves, always encourage activities that boost their logical and creative thinking skills.
Heguru Method is a leader in right brain training programmes in Singapore with classes for children from as young as 6 months of age. As a child’s right brain develops through our Infant and Toddler Course, left brain activities are introduced in our Preschool course to stimulate its growth. Specially curated programmes for Preschool I & II aim to enhance the thinking power of the whole brain to nurture high-speed processing skills and improve concentration and memorisation skills.
Interested to find out more? Reach out to our educational experts at our HarbourFront and Choa Chu Kang outlets via 64666580, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!