What is Right Brain Education?
Right Brain Education is a learning program that teaches children and adults in a whole new way. It incorporates techniques that speak to the right hemisphere of the brain and how it seems to learn: intuitively, effortlessly, through images, relaxation, music, and love.
Although it is called "Right Brain Education," our method encourages whole brain development by linking all right brain technologies — speed learning, photographic memory, intuitive math and language, and three-dimensional imagination — with the logical, methodical left brain.
What are the benefits of Right Brain Education?
Children who are taught Right Brain Education from the earliest moments of life gain an incredible library of information that they will use throughout life. The presence of information allows more connections to develop within the brain, increasing intelligence and creative thinking power.
And perhaps most importantly, because we teach parents right along with the children, the foundation of this program — unconditional love — creates a profound bond that accelerates a child's sense of well-being, pure joy, and passion for life.
How can right brain education benefit my child?
Right brain education embraces intuitive, playful learning through images, relaxation, music, and love. This approach enhances whole-brain intelligence, creativity, and accelerated learning. By actively stimulating both the right and left-brain pathways, the brain works synergistically, resulting in remarkable progress and efficiency. Embracing right brain qualities like empathy and emotional attunement fosters self-care and compassion.
How does Right Brain Education benefit home-schoolers?
Our TweedleWink program is a complete curriculum for children aged zero to six, preparing them for elementary-grade level work. It offers numerous benefits, including comprehensive knowledge in math, reading, cultures, art, music, science, speed-learning, poetry, vocabulary-building, and more!
For elementary-grade children, incorporating Right Brain Education games before their regular curriculum enhances their ability to memorize and effectively utilize what they learn.
When is the right time to start Right Brain Education?
You can begin as early as pregnancy by exposing your child to classical music and world languages, or in early infancy as your baby grows and develops.
Right Brain Education has been used with children at every stage of development. Begin at the beginning, or start wherever your child is right now — it's never too early, and it's never too late!
How can I tell if my child's right brain pathway is active or not?
Generally speaking, children under age six have a very active right brain.
The left brain is considered "the language brain." As a child's language abilities develop, right brain absorbency begins to close down in order to become more conscious of their use of information, putting it into context, and expressing it verbally.
If your child is able to speak and voice questions and is reasoning quite well verbally, then we know that his left brain pathway is strong, and this is when we begin to play Right Brain Education games to encourage continued access to the right hemisphere.
For older children, we can assess how active a child's right brain pathway is by recording results from the PhotoEyeplay after-imaging games. If an after-image can be seen, then the pathway is open. The longer the after-image can be retained, the stronger the pathway. If the student can flip the after-image into its positive form, then we know that they have an advanced form of photographic memory.
Is it too late for my child to benefit from Right Brain Education?
No. Right Brain Education is for children from zero to 100!
While our early education program called TweedleWink is for children ages zero to six, our main program called Wink can be used to accelerate children of all ages.
Why it is important to continue right brain education after 3 years old?
The next three years are just as important as the first three in your child's development. During the first three years, the right brain absorbs information easily, creating connections. Even at this age, the right brain remains highly receptive, but now with increased conscious awareness. This means we can introduce more complex information to our children. However, it's crucial to note that around the age of four, some of the remarkable right brain abilities, such as photographic memory and speed reading, begin to diminish. However, traditional preschools and our educational system do not always support the development of the right brain. By continuing the right brain program, we can the right brain pathway so that the incredible abilities it offers, such as creativity, photographic memory, speed reading, imagination, and intuition, can flourish.
How long does your right brain program last, and what is the recommended duration for my child to gain maximum benefits from the program?
Our right brain program is an ongoing journey, with a curriculum available for children up to 12 years old. To fully benefit, we recommend a minimum of 6 years in the TweedleWink program, establishing a strong foundation with exceptional inputs during early development. Additionally, we suggest 6 years in the Wink program, strengthening the right brain while integrating with the left for accelerated learning. These programs work together, each with a distinct purpose. Early participation in both is encouraged for optimal results.
What sets TweedleWink apart from other right brain education programs?
TweedleWink is a Montessori-based program from the USA with custom-developed learning materials. The TweedleWink curriculum covers a wide range of areas such as math, science, world culture, reading, music, and art to optimize the absorbent mind window and foster a positive, joyful learning experience. Our motto is “relationship before results”, emphasizing personal relationships in a supportive right brain learning environment to enhance your child’s joy for learning and lifelong success.
How can I decide which option is best for me?
Recorded lessons: Perfect for busy schedules, offering flexibility and no real-time interactions with the teacher. Shorter durations and additional home support materials, which align well with a busy schedule.
Live classes: Ideal for hands-on learning with real-time interactions with teachers and peers. Longer classes (60-70 minutes) once a week at a fixed time. Includes assessment, weekly home play materials and ideas to engage with your child at home, and access to a teacher for support and updates.
What are the activities we can do at home with my child?
You have the flexibility to choose the number of activities you do at home based on your schedule. The teachable site provides a variety of home materials and ideas to play with your child, and we are happy to assist if you have any questions on how to use it.
How can I navigate and utilize the Teachable site?
The Teachable site caters to all learning levels. Select activities suitable for your child's age, focusing on DVD flashcards, phonics writing, soundbox activities, and engaging with characters like Sam the Elf for younger children. The site is designed to provide information and play ideas for you to incorporate at home. There is no pressure to complete every task. Simply playing the DVD flashcards a few times, a week is sufficient. Right brain learning is about fun, joy, and play while imparting valuable information.
How long will I have access to the Teachable site? Can I download the videos from the site? Is it necessary to submit homework to the teacher?
You will have access to the Teachable site for about 4 months, including an additional month after the term ends. While videos cannot be downloaded, the printables are downloadable for future use. It is important to remember that right brain input is everywhere in our environment, so engaging with your child using the lessons learned is more beneficial than solely focusing on completing worksheets. There is no homework to be submitted to a teacher.
What if my child cannot sit still/is not focused/is not interested in the online lessons?
During our online lessons, we do not expect your child to sit still and fully focus on the screen. While most adults rely on conscious, one-directional intake through their left brain, young children predominantly function from the right brain and have different learning styles. They absorb information subconsciously through peripheral vision and unconsciously through frequency. To accommodate this, we recommend providing a larger screen and ample space for your child to move around during the lessons.
Is there any preparation required before the class?
Preparation for our lessons is straightforward and not overly burdensome. Each month, we will provide you with clear instructions on what you need to prepare. This may involve items for music activities, objects for phonics exercises, counters for math lessons, and materials for practical life activities.
Do we need to attend the class during public holidays? How will I know when TweedleWink is on school break?
We have 4 breaks per year, typically aligned with major holidays like New Year, Christmas, spring, and summer. You will receive the TweedleWink calendar upon joining, and we will send reminders before each break. To stay updated, please ensure we have your current phone number and email address.
What if I can't make it to a class? Who should I contact? Can I get a recording if my child is not following the lesson during the class?
If you know in advance that you will miss a class or have already missed one, please contact your child's teacher for a replacement. If there is an available slot within that week, we will arrange another live class for you. Otherwise, we will provide you with a recording of the missed lesson. Each term, you have a total of 2 replacements, one live and one recorded.
When can I expect my child to move on to the next level?
We recommend that your child attends the full 48 lessons with the recommended level when you first join. For younger levels (below age 3), we generally follow age guidelines and focus on input. Your child's reading level and maturity are factors to consider when determining readiness for the next level. Reading to your child daily at home significantly impacts their reading and vocabulary development. Our teachers maintain records of your child's progress throughout the term. If any learning issues arise, we will arrange meetings with parents to discuss them. If you feel your child is lagging or excelling in their current level, please feel free to discuss it with your teacher, and we will make the necessary adjustments or recommendations.
Can my child join classes in the middle of the term? What if he isn't able to follow instructions or is left behind?
Certainly! Your child can join the class midway through the term. The lessons are designed to engage the right brain and create strong neuron connections in a joyful and fun way. Give your child some time to adjust to the routine, and they will soon feel comfortable. Moreover, each week we cover a variety of subjects like science, world culture, and vocabulary, without following a specific sequence.
What are the payment methods?
We accept payment through Paypal, bank transfer, and Wise. We understand that different regions may have varying preferences, so we will discuss the available options with you before you enroll in our program.
Can I get a refund if my child cannot adapt to the class? Can I defer the lessons?
Children go through an adjustment period when entering new settings. Each child adapts at their own pace, and some may take a full term to feel comfortable. We ask parents to be patient and provide a supportive environment. The right brain focuses on inputs, so it's important to create a space where your child can move freely and have access to a larger screen for visual information. Your joyful participation is crucial in helping your child adapt. Show enthusiasm during the lessons and engage with the teacher.
We do not defer lessons unless it is a special situation. Be consistent, and have faith and confidence that your child will soak up the information and benefit much from early input.
Are my children ready for the Wink program?
We recommend waiting until your child has started the "bridging" process to the left brain before considering the Wink program. Look for signs such as their ability to concentrate for 15 minutes or longer, good verbal communication skills, the beginning of reading abilities, understanding basic math concepts, and mental organization of materials. Prior to that, continuing with the TweedleWink program for maximum right brain input is recommended.
There is no rush to start the Wink program, and your intuition will guide you in determining if your child is ready. It's better to consider their characteristics rather than their age, as readiness can vary. Some children may be ready for Wink materials at age 3, while others may not be ready until 6 or older.
Could your materials benefit my 6-year-old son who recently started kindergarten to balance out some of the "left brain" experiences?
The Wink kit would likely be beneficial for him. It is designed to keep the right brain pathway open as children transition more into the left brain, especially considering the predominantly left-brain focus of schools. The kit includes activities, DVDs, and a comprehensive handbook with instructions. Spending just 10-15 minutes a day on these activities can provide bonding time and something enjoyable for your son.