Miwako Sensei

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How Early Math Lessons Can Change Your Child’s Brain

2018-11-05T10:23:58+00:00

Many parents usually ask me this question, "When should I start preparing my child for school?" I always emphasize on the importance of developing one's memory skills at an early age. Researchers from Stanford University studied the brains scans of children solving math equations and they learned that these children were using more

How Early Math Lessons Can Change Your Child’s Brain 2018-11-05T10:23:58+00:00

Five Ways to Inspire a Love of Math to Your Children

2018-11-05T10:19:30+00:00

Conveying the importance of math to your children can be quite a struggle. For kids, math seems to be the biggest obstacle and they dread each time they have to face the subject. You may ask, "How do I get my kids to like math?" This is one question I get asked about

Five Ways to Inspire a Love of Math to Your Children 2018-11-05T10:19:30+00:00

How to Design an Effective Study Space in your home

2018-11-05T10:14:57+00:00

After a productive day at school, does your child have a study space that is conducive for learning? I believe that, as a parent, we all need to encourage learning even at home. In order to create an ideal study area that improves sharpness and mental focus, take note of the five suggestions

How to Design an Effective Study Space in your home 2018-11-05T10:14:57+00:00

Ways to Learn and Have Fun During the December Holidays

2018-11-05T10:15:26+00:00

Holiday trips are for you and your kids to relax. However, it is still possible a foster a love of learning. After all, learning does not end outside of school. There are a lot of holiday activities to help your kids stay curious and interested about learning new things. If you are planning

Ways to Learn and Have Fun During the December Holidays 2018-11-05T10:15:26+00:00

The Importance of Mental Exercises

2018-10-25T09:07:51+00:00

Over the years I’ve been teaching mental math, I have noticed trends in certain age groups. Younger children tend to get more physical exercise than children that are older. As children progress in school, they lose privileges such as recess or taking breaks. The older children get, the more mental exercise they get

The Importance of Mental Exercises 2018-10-25T09:07:51+00:00

The Importance of Maintaining a Proper Schedule

2018-10-12T09:28:06+00:00

According to Dr. Peter Gorski of the Harvard Medical School, maintaining a schedule provides a strong foundation for success. Children's future endeavors are more likely to succeed when they know to what to expect from an activity. Thus, they will be more confident in accomplishing tasks. Dr. Gorski added that when your child

The Importance of Maintaining a Proper Schedule 2018-10-12T09:28:06+00:00

The Importance of Developing Independence

2018-10-12T09:39:22+00:00

We always want what's best for our children. Without a doubt, our kids need us for love, guidance, and assurance, but there are times that some well-intentioned parents go overboard to a point where they do everything for their growing child. We show our love by being there every step of the way.

The Importance of Developing Independence 2018-10-12T09:39:22+00:00

Why Are Our IQ Levels Higher Compared to Our Grandparents’ IQ?

2018-10-12T09:23:19+00:00

Psychologist James Flynn presented at a TED conference and his video clip garnered over 3 million views to date. In this video, he about talked about the changes in the way we think. He pointed out that the average human IQ has improved dramatically in the last 100 years. IQ levels have increased

Why Are Our IQ Levels Higher Compared to Our Grandparents’ IQ? 2018-10-12T09:23:19+00:00

Why JAMS Students Excel in More Areas Than Math

2018-09-05T14:48:07+00:00

Often times, I’m asked how abacus and mental math skills help our students excel in areas beyond math. As a teacher, and a parent I have noticed our JAMS students progress quickly, keep enthusiasm about education and ultimately, excel across all academic subjects. Generally, JAMS students use mental math for academic purposes. They

Why JAMS Students Excel in More Areas Than Math 2018-09-05T14:48:07+00:00

Best Brain Teaser Toys and Games for Children

2018-09-05T14:27:48+00:00

Last month, I visited a local Hillsboro toy store, that is focused on educational toys only. A lot of parents ask me “What games or toys are fun and educational for my child?” so I decided to take this fun trip to the store and I evaluated the toys. I enjoyed my time so

Best Brain Teaser Toys and Games for Children 2018-09-05T14:27:48+00:00
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