Ever wondered why the spiny bones of a fish do not pierce its body while it easily pokes our fingertips? It's because fish move side to side just as it starts to poke them. Or wondered why the moon sometimes races across the sky through the clouds in a hurry? That's because there are people perched on tall trees trying to make a grab for it. Indeed the imagination of a little child is an amazing wonderhouse of unlimited creativity and beauty.
Left Brain Users
The left brain is the home of logic, rational thinking, and objective, analytical views. Kids with left brain mode of thinking do well in the science subjects and math. They keep their stuff neat and tidy and are more likely to make proper use of designated furniture when they read or eat. They are usually good at taking in directions and following them to the letter. They are the people with plans A, B, and C whether it's a football game or playing with Lego.
To encourage right brain activity
Right brain thinking is best stimulated by meditation exercises. During meditation, the left half of the brain is calmed down and relaxed. When the left brain is at rest, the right brain gets a chance to become more active. Teaching your child meditation techniques suitable for her age is a great way to help her access both sides of her brain in a balanced manner.
Right Brain Users
To encourage left brain activity
Recognizing the abilities of your child is the first step in giving them the requisite encouragement. Way beyond that is the gratification in being able to understand your child better and tailor your parenting to his or her specific needs whether governed by the right brain or the left brain .
If you'd like to find out whether you're a predominantly right brain or left brain user, check out the video below. Now you'll know whether you should go for a paint brush or Sudoku.