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In the past 10 years, if you are an inquisitive adult, we would have guess that you would have probably had your fair share of IQ tests. Be it physical test papers or the online questionnaires, we’ve all played our part. But how many adults have actually participated in a cognitive assessment before? How far are we in terms of our cognitive functions? Continue reading IQ VS Cognition Functions
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Visual skills are important as it can affect an individual’s ability to excel in reading, learning, sports, and in day-to-day activities. We will be touching on one component: Visual Discrimination.
Visual discrimination is a component of visual skills. It is the ability of the individual to distinguish and identify subtle differences, be it in words, shapes, size or patterns or colours. Another easier explanation is how attentive an individual is to details.
Continue reading My Child is Careless – Visual Skills (Visual Discrimination)
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As children grow and develop, there are several milestones that they meet in the different growing phases. This growth is not just physical but also encompasses mental development. In fact brain development / Cognitive Development is a field that has been widely discussed in over the years, and brain laboratories are popping up over University Campus all over the world.
For example, Piaget’s theory of cognitive development as discussed earlier, gives us a better understanding on how far our children has come along in their brain development. As adults, we may think ‘Why waste time playing when you should be learning your ABCs,’ but what we may not be aware is that playing is actually an essential part of development.
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All Work & No Play Makes Jack a DULL BOY.
This is most certainly true for most people but people have different takes on what is suitable for PLAY.
There are perspectives on how traditional play does not encompass the electronic tools of today, while others believe that play equates to outdoor activities. There is also the group that believes that play should be education and the group who believes that play is simply activities that brings joy to the individual.
Continue reading Brain Boost Play – Of Dots, Blocks and Boxes
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Picture books are extremely important to young children. They spark off interest with all the wacky colours and provide a link to the meaning of words. For example, those scratch and sniff books that you see so often, or perhaps books with furry lining for different animals, they all have their purpose. Continue reading Picture Books & World of Wonders
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Music is a way of expression and very often, it can reflect and share emotions such as love, joy, anger, and sadness. Every ethnic culture will also have their own music, where they weave it into dances, songs and instruments.
So with music in our lives, how does it affect us?
Continue reading Music Rhythm and Cognition
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When the term ‘Brain food’ comes to a conversation, have you ever wondered “What exactly do you mean brain food? Will I become smarter after eating it?”
Continue reading Brain Food – Nutrition & Cognition