Image Training

Children learn to use their imagination, calm their minds, visualise themselves in a variety of situations and imagine walking in different shoes.
Children's Image Training Activities

Image Training

Image training starts at 6 months and will accommodate your child’s age and output abilities. These image training activities are taught using the Shichida early learning method and adapt as your child grows with us.

Children's Image Training Activities
Children's Image Training Activities

For example, children over 2 years of age will close their eyes during some activities. Image training is demonstrated by the instructor with descriptive words. Ultimately, this skill is important to learn as it heightens their creativity and visualisation skills.

Clear goals, empathy and creativity

Instructing children with positive suggestions, we teach them to elaborate their thoughts using all 5 senses. We motivate them to share their thoughts with their teacher and classmates as their confidence grows. We employ these techniques to improve empathy, help them visualise goals clearly, and stimulate creative thought and writing.

Our early learning program includes image training activities, which contribute to its uniqueness. We instill this useful skill in children for a lifetime.

The benefits

  • This training is crucial for kids as it fosters creativity, imagination, and cognitive development.
  • By engaging in pretend play and visualising scenarios, children enhance their problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills.
  • Additionally, image training cultivates empathy, boosting social skills and emotional intelligence.
  • It encourages clear goal visualisation, aiding in achieving future aspirations.
  • Ultimately, kids are empowered to navigate life with confidence, creativity, and a positive outlook.

Frequently Asked Questions: Image Training

This involves using pretend play, imagery and breathing activities to help children focus their imagination. Over time, this serves to enhance a child’s creativity and visualisation skills.

Ultimately, it encourages children to consider the five senses of sound, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Children are prompted to explore how these senses relate to their imagination. It also helps children discover the role that our imagination plays in navigating life and relating to other people.

Teaching children to better understand and harness the power of their imagination enables them to visualise the future they desire, engage in positive creative behaviours, and display innovative thinking.

Furthermore, this type of training also links with better mental health across our lifetimes as our imagination offers a vital escape from the challenges of reality. Through imagination, we frequently access feelings of hopefulness, essential for balancing other negative emotions.

Imagination itself plays a huge role in a child’s development of social skills, emotional balance, creativity, language, and cognitive development. Additionally, image training further supports these key developmental areas by encouraging attributes such as confidence, empathy, creativity, creative writing, and problem-solving.

Consequently, image training can also support your child in learning to calm themselves when overwhelmed and focus their thoughts. This is yet another way image training can facilitate better mental health and coping strategies in children.

At Shichida, we tailor our kid’s image training activities to meet the child’s age and consider their learning style. Activities include visualisation, drawing, writing, engaging in pretend play with toys or other objects, storytelling, asking open-ended questions, and more.

Primarily, we design each image training activity to be fun and engaging for students of all ages.

Children from as young as six months can benefit from engaging in image training. At Shichida, we work with children from six months to nine years of age. Consequently, we ensure that all training is age-appropriate.

For younger children

We primarily conduct the training through pretend play. Examples are pretend tea parties or engaging in pretend baking and eating cookies.

Image training for babies and very young kids is a valuable tool for stimulating early development. Through playful activities and engaging exercises, babies begin to explore their senses, sparking their imagination. As they grow, image training nurtures cognitive growth, encouraging problem-solving skills and creativity. Additionally, this early exposure to imaginative play fosters emotional intelligence and social interactions, laying a strong foundation for future learning. In essence, image training provides a fun and effective way to kickstart a child’s journey of discovery and learning.

For older children

We utilise printed images. The children are encouraged to create stories related to the images or to visualise themselves in given scenarios.

Through interactive and imaginative activities, children develop their creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. By engaging in pretend play and visualisation exercises, kids explore their senses and emotions, fostering empathy and social skills. Moreover, this training encourages clear goal-setting and enhances their ability to focus and concentrate.