by Brad C. Davis, Mercury Learning Systems LLC
Studies by experts in child development show that different types of sensory stimulation in their environment can have an impact on your children's ability to learn.
What Types of Sensory Stimulation Blocks a Child's Ability to Learn?
Consider this scenario: The TV's blasting violent movies in one room and rock music is pounding in another. Toys and clothes scattered everywhere, half-empty potato chip bags, pop bottles and candy wrappers - there's clutter everywhere. In the kitchen you can smell burnt toast. In a bedroom you hear parents arguing and there's hitting and throwing.... Help! I can't even think straight here and I'm feeling a lot of "bad energy!"
Did you feel a bit stressed reading that? Just think if you or your children had to live in it. For many families, at least some of this is their daily reality. Unfortunately, these types of stimulation make it almost impossible to learn anything with any positive lasting effect. This is because our brain cannot be properly attuned for learning nor can the right brain connections be formed that unlock our brain's accelerated learning potential. In fact, experts say with the types of negative stimuli described, our brain can actually become "wired" in ways that block balanced thinking, inner peace and proper brain development, now and later in life.
What Types of Stimulation Supports Learning?
Let's I'll Talk About the Alpha Brain Wave State
Experts in accelerated learning tell us that when our brain is in the alpha wave state, we are the most alert and receptive to learning and memory which can lead to genius abilities. So, it's important to have the proper stimuli around us that encourage the best state of mind for your children's learning.
The following articles give in-depth descriptions on the correct types of stimulation to provide your children:
- Learning by Visual Stimulation
- Learning with Auditory Stimulation
- Tactile Stimulation and Learning
- Olfactory Stimulation and Learning