Working memory and the ability to process, retain and recall information takes practice. Therefore, the Shichida program works with students as young as one year old to begin strengthening their memory skills through memory training.
We guide our students through three types of memory-building techniques step-by-step. When our students graduate from the Shichida program they have access to a variety of advanced memory-enhancing tools. These memory techniques can successfully be used in school and beyond.
Shichida Memory Development Techniques
The following memory improvement techniques are taught to our students through exciting activities, stories, games, and songs. Children therefore practice advanced memory development without them even knowing that they are learning.
We teach students to look at and remember a whole image and reproduce it accurately.
We use stories and images to help children build connections between pieces of information.
Through repetition of audio tracks played at rapid speed, the brain can encode large amounts of information quickly and easily.
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Frequently Asked Questions: Memory Training
Memory training teaches your brain to retain and recall information more easily. All brains operate differently, and some individuals store and retrieve learned information better than others. Regardless of your child’s memory capabilities or age, practising memory training benefits all children.
Memory training encompasses three key techniques:
Photographic memory: A teacher shows students an image and teaches them how to remember and reproduce it accurately.
Mnemonic memory: Students are encouraged to link information with stories, songs, or images to facilitate easier recall.
Auditory memory: Teachers use high-speed audio during learning. Studies indicate that repetition of this technique supports better and faster encoding of information in our brains.
At Shichida, we facilitate memory training using a variety of stories, games, songs, and more. Children engage in memory training activities that are so enjoyable that they are unaware they are learning in the process.
Some examples of memory activities for kids include using flashcards, recalling and matching pictures, and reciting songs, poems, and word stories. Older kids memorise large numbers by associating them with pictures and stories. They also recite famous poems, stories, and speeches, remember complex colour placements on mandalas, and memorise 500 decimal places of pi using songs.
Begin memory training at age one as it requires more active participation from your child and enables them to grasp the taught concepts. Starting memory training before schooling begins particularly benefits your child, setting them up for success from day one of their school journey.
The Shichida program introduces memory training at an age-appropriate time during the early learning program.
Memory training is one of the best ways you can support your child to thrive academically. During their formative years and schooling, they will be constantly presented with new learning experiences and expectations.
By providing your child with the tools needed to retain and recall information, you are setting them up for success later in life. Better memory can help to reduce exam anxiety as they progress through school and ensure they can remember important information more easily, even when in stressful situations.