The Umonics Method Teaches Recall Techniques
Human memory is an essential concept in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Our brain is actively engaged in the functions of learning and memorisation. Generally, human memory is classiﬁed into Two groups: short-term/working memory, and long-term memory. Using diﬀerent memory paradigms and brain mapping techniques, psychologists, neuroscientists and mnemonist have identiﬁed three distinct memory processes: encoding, retention, and recall.
Some people are naturally gifted when it comes to encoding and retention but have issues with recall. The Umonics Method focuses on all 3 memory processes, encoding, retention and recall.
Early Years Are Crucial
We need to teach preschoolers how to memorise effectively just like how we teach them how to read and write.
There is substantial evidence among those who work with child development and early education that 4-year-olds obtain from being in a high-quality, early learning environment. In fact, the years from birth to age five are viewed as a critical stage for developing the foundations for behaving, thinking, and emotional well-being. Child development specialists indicate it is during these years that children develop linguistic, cognitive, emotional, social, and regulatory skills that prognosticate their later functioning in many areas (Trawick-Smith, 2014; Woolfolk & Perry, 2012).
The Right & Left Brain Thing is a Myth
The Umonics Method is a whole-brain approach training. The whole left and right brain learning is a myth. “I can’t believe there are education institutions here in Singapore and around the world still selling programs based on the left and right brain approach. It has been 10 years since that has been debunked,” said Sancy Suraj, founder of The Umonics Method.
It has been more than a decade since scientific researchers began calling for caution and warning over certain left and right brain-learning strategies supposedly based on neuroscience. Nevertheless, misconceptions still persevere; the myth of hemispheric dominance in learning.
The Pea vs. The Golf Ball
Preschoolers need to build their word bank as quickly as possible and memory techniques can help them achieve this. If a preschool student has a pea-size word bank, when they read a book, they will only acquire a pea-size amount of understanding, ideas and concepts. The links that they make will be limited and the expansion of knowledge will only be limited to the size of a pea.
Now, what happens if you have a golf ball size word bank? What happens when you have a bowling ball word bank?
Fun, Fun Fun
The aim of the Umonics Method is to build a future where learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners through memory strategies.
The Umonics Method program is designed through the play and learn methodology. In essence, we pass on memory techniques and strategies through play. The preschool years should be a time for them to explore and play, but knowledge can only be built, store and expanded on through the child’s memory. The better their memory is, the faster they will be able to grasp new ideas and concepts and the more games they will be exposed to. It is an exponential growth of play and knowledge.
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