Makoto Shichida’s Message to Parents
Professor Makoto Shichida
Professor Makoto Shichida led a worldwide revolution in education which is changing the way we understand children, their brain capabilities and their learning styles. He was a well-known figure in Japan, having committed the last 40 years to developing techniques to stimulate the early development of the brain.
Professor Shichida had written more than 200 books (in Japanese), some of which remains on the bestsellers list in Japan.
We have crossed the threshold of the 21st Century. What will this new era bring? I am convinced it will be a brilliant century full of hope, one that will transform the world.
From ages 0-3, the right brain works dominantly. During this period, it is important to provide as much as a baby needs and to stimulate his or her five senses regularly. This is also a time when the child is fast absorbing information and is extremely eager to learn.
Children grow and mature faster than parents think. The human brain rapidly starts developing soon after birth. At the age of six, 70% of the brain is developed, and at around the age of 10, almost 90% of the brain is developed. To make corrections or changes later on will prove to be an incredibly hard task, and great effort will be needed for it.
When the right brain is developed well together with the left brain, the heart will be raised to a high level of potential. That is when a child is able to exceed our expectations and show his or her strengths. As a parent, please believe in this possibility – the potential your child carries, by loving him or her, and nurturing them well.
These children are tapping powers we never knew existed as if they are perfectly normal. Watching them rapidly memorize enormous amounts of information and recall with precision and understanding, predict future events, improve their athletic ability instantaneously serve as a guide for education that will revolutionize conventional approaches to child raising in the 21st Century.
Makoto Shichida, Ed.D.
The Shichida Method™