How is The Shichida Method different?
- Shichida centres strictly follow the curriculum and can only operate on the basis of international accreditation.
- Shichida instructors go through a rigorous selection and training process, developed and internationally accredited, to ensure the successful implementation of the method.
- The Shichida Method educates parents as well as children by requiring parents to participate in classes with their child, thereby strengthening the parent-child relationship.
- The results of The Shichida Method are measurable and are evaluated on the basis of a well-defined grid so that parents can clearly see the child’s evolution over time.
- Following the original conception of The Shichida Method, which has been developed over 60 years of teaching and observation, children are not criticized during classes and are never compared to other children, thus developing confidence in their own abilities.
- The Shichida Method offers specific education solutions for all stages of a child’s development from 0 to 6 years.
- Shichida centres are equipped with all the necessary facilities to deliver the method, are modernly furnished, and pay close attention to detail to ensure the comfort of parents and children.
”Golden Age” - the law of diminishing abilities
According to the law of diminishing abilities, the period between 0-2 years is called the “genius period” or the “golden period”. It is a period favourable to the development of abilities, so it is beneficial for the child to be stimulated during this period with various activities and rich conversations. In addition, the child's abilities are fixed around the age of 6, and after this age, the development of skills requires the investment of extra time and effort. Therefore, the earlier this aspect is addressed, the greater the chances of highlighting and improving the child's innate abilities.
Our instructors use a wide range of teaching materials during the lessons, most of them specifically created by Shichida to develop children’s photographic and long-term memory, mental arithmetic, quick learning of foreign languages, etc.
- Flashcards with images or words from the fields of language, mathematics, art, geography, etc.
- Worksheets (mazes, letter writing, mathematical calculations)
- Rapid memory cards
- Games for the development of fine motor skills
- Puzzles, etc.
Each class has its own set of teaching materials. Over the course of The Shichida Method curriculum we use over 11,500 different teaching materials, created in Japan, under the direct guidance of Shichida specialists.
What we teach and develop at Shichida Romania:
- Mental mathematics
- Photographic memory
- Strategic thinking / problem solving
- Speed reading etc
Parents can also support their child’s development by working with them at home, based on feedback from their child’s instructor. In time parents can order products through their local Shichida centre.