Critical period

Scientific evidence tells us that the influences from the environment are especially important early in life, during a restricted developmental period, during which the neural pathways are highly sensitive to the effects of external stimuli, and a veritable remodelling of the brain is possible.

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Sensory development

The sensory development of a baby is associated with the critical periods, during which the environmental stimuli makes the most impact to the child’s sensory development. Once the critical period is over, the environmental stimuli will no longer significantly make effect.

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Implicit memory

Research has shown that young children are able to implicitly recognize and use perceptual cues to enhance their performance. These indicate that young children possess implicit learning capabilities that enable them to acquire complex rule systems and intuitive knowledge.

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Right hemisphere

Research has established that during fetal, neonatal and infant development, the role of the right hemisphere is more profound. The early childhood education enables children to learn effortlessly, efficiently and creatively with the powerful gift of the right hemisphere.

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Science of Early Education

Neuroplasticity – the ability of the neurons to modify their connections to make certain neural circuits more efficient is the fundamental characteristic of the human brain that makes learning and memory possible. According to neuroscience, the continuous decline in our ability to remodel our neural connections is probably the basis of the critical periods for learning, though many aspects of the brain remain plastic even into adulthood. More importantly, the malleability of our brain’s synapses constitutes the neurobiological foundation for our ability to learn, and the decline in this malleability with age explains why the early learning is crucial in the earlier stages of life.

Critical Period

A child can learn a language only if he is exposed to the words of this language during a limited critical period. Similar conditions of exposure or non-exposure after this critical period will have little effect on the child’s language acquisition. F...

Implicit Memory

Our brain is genetically designed to detect recognizable patterns presented in the complex environment, and encode them in its neural networks automatically. This enables young children learn things effortlessly. For instance, children learn mother tongues...

Right Brain Education

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres – left and right, and two hemispheres are connected and work together. However, the brain function lateralization is evident, though it should not be taken as absolute. For instance, simultaneous processing o...

Sensory Development

From the birth to about two years old is the sensorimotor stage, during which infants learn about the world through their senses, and their synaptic connections are sculpted by sensory experience.As beautifully described by Stanley Graven and Joy...