HISTORY OF MENTALMATICS™
Parents who have researched into brain development know that the brain consists of both the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. A child’s creative right brain is very active from birth and becomes less and less dominant as he/she grows older, while the logical left brain becomes more and more dominant as the child grows older. As important as the left brain is for logical processing and analysis, the creative right brain cannot be neglected as it is important for visualisation, creativity and long-term memory. More often than not, we utilise our left brain much more as we need to think and analyse logically in different situations. As such, most of us will neglect our right brain as we grow older.
Our founders sent their children for whole-brain development courses when they were as young as 6 months old, however they realised that such courses shifted their emphasis more and more towards left brain development as their children grow older. There is nothing wrong with this, however, it would have been ideal if equal emphasis was also placed on the development of the right brain.
With the primary objective of keeping older children’s right brain stimulated, our founders researched intensively and developed a programme which will not only help children of all ages analyse questions (left-brain development) and visualise the movement of beads (right-brain development), the side effect of such training will cause children to perform mental calculations with ease, speed and accuracy, thereby excelling in the Mental Sums segment in primary school.
With a greater usage of the right brain, traits such as the ability to adapt to change, ease of working in groups, ability to think out of the box and EQ are greatly enhanced. All these non-academic traits are important in a child’s working and professional life. No man is an island, and teamwork is important to complete tasks most efficiently. Development of the right brain, especially in older children, used to be so difficult to achieve. Not any more. We have developed a programme which can effectively stimulate both the left and right brain at the same time, from as young as 3½ years old.