Thinkersbox Cognitive learning

[ Review ]

Boon Yee is a year-end baby, and his slower learning progress is always on our mind.
Since childcare, we always notice the difference between a Q1 and a Q4 baby, especially when it involves learning skills, independence and most importantly, understanding of instructions.

Year end babies’ thought-processes are not as advanced as those born earlier.
This is perfectly fine, but as parents, our anxiety trait kick in again.
When will Yee catch up, will he feel the pressure in Primary 1?

Both Mummy and Daddy wants Boon Yee to have a memorable childhood, and we do not want to force him to do anything he does not want.

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We have blog about how ThinkersBox evaluate and coach kids to “Learn-to-think and think-to-learn“. Thanks to ThinkersBox’s sponsorship, Boon Yee (6 years old) has been attending their class since Jan.

Have we seen any improvement since Jan?

Mummy is our primary care giver, and she can see the difference in Yee’s attitute.
She used to repeat a sentence or instruction so many times before Yee absorbs, but Yee is more responsive now.

Yi now takes less effort to memorise his spellings.
More remarkably, he is even showing an interest to complete his task !

We are pleasantly surprised by Yee’s new zest for Learning .
He looks forward to his class every week.

Let Daddy show you what goes on in Yee’s classroom

Each child receives a personalised workbook with modules to help improve their cognitive skills.

To build vocabulary, pictures are provided to help children link the words to the concepts they represent

Shapes and Games to encourage the kids to ask quesions.

Kids get to exercise their visual analysis and try to piece the “jigsaw” together. This is not as straightforward for kids.

Kids learn how to draw straight lines first. As the lines get finer, it is now difficult to maintain a straight line. This will help kids to trace their alphabets characters and control their pencil grip.

Computer game time, except there is a timer. Kids need to scan, analyse and determine which objects or shapes appear in the earlier slide.

Concept of position “Up, Below, Over, Between” etc. The concept will change when we select a new object (perspective). This helps the child to build connection and relational abilities.

ThinkersBox offer modules for kids from 5 to 12 years old, do click for their training modules. Through a series of questions, ThinkersBox’s Cognitive Profile Test will tell us more about our kids’ underlying skill sets. Click for more assessment details.

If you are curious about how ThinkersBox can help your child to build a stronger foundation, do contact them for more details :

– phone 6773 4886

ThinkersBox – Learn to Think. Think to Learn

“Learn to Think. Think to Learn”.

ThinkersBox‘s motto sounds profound. Kids’ enrichment classes are very specialised nowadays, you got Language, Arts, Science, Creative, and now Cognitive learning

Boon Kang and Boon Yee were invited to a trial session at ThinkersBox to discover more. According to Collins dictionary, the definition of Cognition (noun) is :
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the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning

Video : ThinkersBox’s animation showcases the challenges our kids face in school

To quote from ThinkersBox :
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Learning, just like playing a sport, requires us to have the right skills. In the same way, we can train in sports skills, we can improve our learning skills for more effective and successful learning.

ThinkersBox aims to identify a child’s attributes from the early foundation years. We parents know kids learn at different pace.

– What if we can identify our kid’s weak areas earlier?
– What if we can understand our kids’ learning ability better?
– Can we then help them to cope better?

Some kids might suffer from the following symptoms :
– inability to focus during class
– forgetting about yesterday’s lesson
– struggle to differentiate words which sounds or look alike (comprehension)

If your child is facing difficulties coping in school, ThinkersBox’s assessment might allow us to understand better. Through a series of questions, ThinkersBox’s profiling will tell us more about our kids’ attributes. Click for more assessment details.

Daddy tries to recall some of ThinkerBox’s quiz below. Kids are accessed through a series of Q&A, pictorial comparison and sometimes jigsaws.

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1.Visual Closure

Visual Closure helps to improve reading ability to ensure whole words are captured effectively, reduces occasions of misreading

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2.Visual Discrimination

Visual Discrimination builds keen observations skills and attention to details, which will reduce carelessness when copying, writing or transferring answers

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3.Relational Thinking

Relational Thinking strengthens the ability to link and connect ideas through analysis of patterns, thoughts and words; helps to increase concept understanding

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Some of the quiz requires careful analysis, or elimination of wrong answers, before we can pick the correct answer. It can be challenging for adults too :p

Parents need not worry, this is not those CIA interrogations. Kids actually had fun going through the quiz. They achieve a sense of accomplishment when they get the correct answer.

ThinkersBox offer modules for kids from 5 to 12 years old, do click for their training modules. We would like to take this opportunity to thanks ThinkersBox for hosting us 🙂
It was an eye opening trip for Daddy.

If you are curious on how ThinkersBox can help your child, do contact them for more details :
– phone 6773 4886