@ 20 months 3 weeks 1 day
After months of procrastination, I’ve finally started doing the Shichida 65 days Math programme with Ryan. I actually bought the materials (which cost me a big bomb) in November last year and they have been sitting around collecting dust all the while until 3 days ago. A lot has been said about the effectiveness of this programme. I really can’t comment as according to the programme manual, one would only be able to appreciate the output in a later stage. At this age (0 – 3 years), it is all about positive input. Hmm.. well, we’ll see.
Ryan’s home practise:
- 65 day programme (about 10 random dot cards a day – exercise on sequence, addition, subtraction, multiplication)
- 10 variety dots cards
- 10 organised dots cards
- 100 – 200 flash cards of various topics
Sounds a lot but it only takes about 15mins to complete (speed flashing should take no more than 0.5 – 1sec per card). Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m hoping to bring up a gifted genius but take a look around us, it is really getting more competitive as a child today as compared to my days (I remember I only learned ABC in kindy @ age 5). My only wish is hopefully by doing just the little bit more, it’ll be able to provide a better foundation and a headstart for Ryan. Well, let’s hope I’ll be able to keep up with this new year resolution.
65 days Math programme (primarily uses random dots card.. rest are supplements)
Btw, if you’re interested to know more about this programme, can always drop me a note. I’ll be happy to share with you….