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Our Learning Process
At The Learning Journey, extensive research into the latest educational techniques, along with those tried and trusted traditional methods of learning were put to the test. The results have led The Learning Journey to address and answer the following two fundamental issues facing parents and educators today: How to learn and what to learn.
How to Learn
Traditional forms of learning are mainly centered on the left side of the brain. The left side of the brain is the logical, mathematical side of the brain. Thus, when a book is read or text is memorized, the WORDS enter the left side of the brain. Most schools around the world still use traditional "left brain" education techniques as the primary method of teaching. Research has now proven that by also incorporating the right side of the brain, which is the more creative, artistic side of the brain, a child's ability to learn can be increased by as much as 90%! This new type of learning is known as "interactive" or "multi-sensory" learning.
Here is an example: Think back to those nursery rhymes you learned as a child or the words to your favorite song. Without realizing it, you can easily recall both the words and the rhyme. This is because you are utilizing both the left brain (the words) and the right brain (the rhyme) forms of activity. The combination of using both sides of the brain in the educational process at an early age is an extremely powerful tool that can give a child a chance to excel in life even before the formal school years begin.
Simply stated, one learns by doing...
What to Learn
At The Learning Journey extensive research was conducted of worldwide curriculums to determine what specific skills children need to develop at different stages in their early lives. After much investigation and research, the actual number of specific skills reached well into the hundreds. However, it was clear to identify that each of these specific skills fell into one or more categories. These categories were further developed and today make up The Learning Journey Skill Sets.
Children develop different areas of the brain at different times. As a result, different parts of the brain are more sensitive to life's experiences at different stages. This chart will assist you in identifying the stage when a child can best learn these skill sets.
Today more than ever, parents are searching for quality educational products that are exciting, fun and effective for children. All Learning Journey products fulfill this need, and encourage learning and develop confidence as they enhance a child's potential. With our complete range of interactive products, children have fun while learning.