There are many brain development programmes for young children in the market. When selecting a brain development programme, the first consideration for a parent should be the age of a child as well as a fair knowledge of how the brain works and which types of programmes are good for children at which age.
It is important to expose the child to brain development from the onset of birth, where the right brain is very active and dominant as compared to the left brain. Characteristics of right-brain dominance include photographic memory, visualisation, speed reading, IQ, long-term memory and activities which are conducted at high speed in general. As the child grows older, the left brain become more and more dominant while the right brain becomes less and less dominant. This happens because we are all driven by left-brained activities and surroundings – the choices we make, the situations we face, the languages we use and the subjects we take. Characteristics of left-brain dominance primary include any activity which deals with logic or language. When children process and analyse data in their own way, they are already performing an activity which utilises their left brain. Such left dominance will continue to grow and in time, unless they are in performing arts or in the creative industry, the right brain will be neglected. It is not easy to find a brain development programme which can continue to stimulate children’s right brain and which is applicable even beyond the age of 6 years old.