Basically, it is a teaching method that is applicable to all ages but most effective in young babies, especially in those less than three years old. This is because the right hemisphere of the brain develops before the left, remaining dominant until the age of three and a half. However, it is never too late to start. In Japan, they have used right brain learning methods in Primary Schools with success.
The pioneers of right brain education are said to be Glenn Doman And Makoto Schicida.
Glenn Doman Method
|Mr Glenn Doman|
Image from google
Glenn Doman is an American who founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. He uses a flashcard based teaching system that he applied to brain injured children. When these children showed improvement, he used the same method on normal children with extrapolation of creating geniuses.
His link: http://www.iahp.org/ You won't find out how to do it from the site. You have to buy his books. I've read one of his books and tried this method before and honestly, it is just too tiring and soooo boring.
|Mr Makoto Shichida. Image from Google|
Right brain learning is effortless in children as the right brain is already activated - which helps explain how children soak up information like sponges. In small children (and savants and geniuses), the right brain is activated because it is dominant. This has been observed by Montessori as the absorbment mind.
How your brain works
Whole-picture (gestalt) comprehension
Favors physical senses
(sight, sound, taste, touch, smell)
(resonance with subtle energies)
Likes repetitive input
Soaks up information like a sponge
Uses words, lists and numbers
Uses rhythm, shapes and picture images
Processes one data at a time
Processes data all at once
Practical, works well under stress
Emotional, works best when fully relaxed
|"Your right brain tries to say the color, but your left brain insists on saying the word."|