Brain Based Learning - Some Practical Tips for Parents
By Andrew Loh
Many parents do not know what brain based educated is and how its
wonderful principles can work for their children. Brain based
education literally means that you can provide and give the best
possible learning opportunities for each stages of your children’s
developing brains. A number of parents believe that learning is all
about achieving excellence in reading, writing and getting top
scores in their classrooms. However, to learn these skills, your may
need to set a predefined benchmark that your children must reach so
that they can get ready to receive the necessary academic and
The basic aspect of brain based learning is linked to the basic
structure of brain and how it is connected or related to every
possible domain of development, be them scholarly and artistic. You
may need supply or develop suitable conditions early in the
developmental stages of your children that eventually lead to a big
window of opportunities.
For example, proper auditory capabilities is mandatory for an all
round development of your child. If the baby is born with a defect
in the ears and an inability to hear properly and if you do not
treat the problem until the baby is about one year old, the growing
child will still be deaf (not in the technical sense) even when he
or she can actually listen! The reasons are very obvious! During the
child’s infant’s stages the auditory stimulation of the ear triggers
a number of important connections in the brain which eventually lead
to a normal development. If these connections do not happen at the
suggested age, your child’s ear cannot listen and a number of
important brain activities are closed for ever.
Brain based approach is a novel method of streamlining your child’s
brain and tune it for better academic and life performance. The
first and most important thing that you must remember here is to
provide the most necessary human touch and interaction to your
infant. Your young baby needs ample physical touch and closeness
from you. You may need to hold your baby very close, talk to it in
murmurs and a slow voice, sing lullabies and play very gently with
her fingers. Young babies need close eye and body contact and this
gesture will help send important nerve signals to the brain, which
eventually help brain to set up a series of critical connections.
Your baby needs affection, love and warm interactions that will help
her self regulate her future behavior and mannerisms.
External stimuli and triggers are brain foods to your baby. Specific
touch, senses, noises and environmental stimuli can help in
releasing specific and definite amounts of different hormones which
eventually result in better hearing, listening and brain cell
formation. For examples, stressful situations can result in the
release of an excessive amount of stress hormones that may cause
extra impulsiveness and fighting behavior in your child. Your child
tends to learn by using his or her entire body. Pre-scholars are
known to play with other children by using their entire bodies.
Playing by using their bodies will help in:
Mastering the manipulation of objects and materials with their hands
Learn how to cooperate with other children and learn team behavior.
Learn how to control behavior and
Master and streamline physical and mental skills.
Tip: Ensure that you are helping your child to channel their
natural inquisitiveness or curiousness into affection for learning
more about things around them.
Brian based learning or tutoring is a lifelong process of utilizing
the most natural parameters of brain and its natural choices or
opportunities. Apart from these important issues, you may also need
to understand the following key principles of brain based education:
Making your children learn to be at ease with themselves and like
others as well.
Training them interact and mix with other people in an easy going
and affable manner.
Making them learn and understand the importance of contributing
their time to socially important activities.
Teaching your children the critical importance of communicating
their emotions and feelings.
Helping them to be friendly with other children.
Train them to respect their time and how to allocate the available
time for productive activities.
Training children to make them understand the basic relationship
between what they learn today and how they can apply what they have
learned to all future endeavors.
Teaching specific skills and techniques that help them succeed in
Helping them build self image, confidence and will power to get
success in professional life.
Training your children to identify opportunities and pursue them to
reach important goals.
Develop the character of self initiation and self actualization to
carry out their all assigned tasks and sundry schedules.
Teaching the power of listening and observation.
Helping them to develop the skills of learning through experiences.
Training your children in the art of positive thinking.
Making them to understand the feelings and expressions of others and
Help them cope and face stressful situations with courage.
Teaching them the character of expectancy, optimism and vision.
Teaching them to take responsibility for their own action and
Brain based learning or education is a subtle mix of various
parameters and attributes that gel together to make your children
develop intellectual, academic, professional and personal skills.