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 Block a Child's Ability to Learn?
Consider this scenario: The TV's blasting a rock video. We see toys and clothes, half-empty potato chip bags and pop bottles scattered around the room - there's clutter everywhere. From the kitchen, you catch the wiff of burnt toast. In the bedroom you hear parents arguing and there's hitting and throwing.
Just think if your children had to live in this environment. For many families, at least some of this is their daily reality. And, unfortunately, these types of sensory stimulation make it almost impossible to study with any positive lasting effect.
Our right brain subconsciously records every smell, taste, touch, and everything that is seen or heard. If these are negative stimuli, our brain can actually become "wired" in ways that block learning, balanced thinking, inner peace and proper brain development - now and later in life.
What Types of Sensory Stimulation Support Learning?
The Alpha Brain Wave State
Dr. Makoto Shichida, Founder of over 400 child learning academies, tells us that when our brain is in the alpha wave state, we are in the most alert state of mind and receptive to the types of education that can lead to the development of genius-like abilities.
When your child is in the Alpha state, he is calm, relaxed and alert. The right types of sensory stimulation can easily bring him into that state.
The following articles give in-depth descriptions on the correct types of sensory stimulation to provide your children:
- Learning by Visual Stimulation
- Learning with Auditory Stimulation
- Tactile Stimulation and Learning
- Olfactory Stimulation and Learning
Watch an Expert in Early Childhood Development, Dr. Palmer, Ph.D., Talk About the Benefits Early Stimulation - Part 1