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Boosting Your Child’s Brain with JELIC!

Monday, 03.09.2018

Did you know that the first six years of your child’s life is the most crucial to setting the foundation for their future, learning-wise? MPM math gives your younger children the chance to enhance their foundation for learning with their JELIC Brain Power Engine Program!
 
Help your child’s development thrive with active experimenting and learning from their experiences. JELIC is an international enrichment program that focuses on the Multiple Intelligences education concept for children aged 3-6, and they currently have 12 centres in Singapore.
 
JELIC has been designed by a team of educators, child psychologists, physicists, and mathematicians; their curriculum balances development of both hemispheres of the brain, through self-paced hands-on experiences.
 
It facilitates the development of your child’s multiple intelligences by emphasising on 5 quotients, by means of 6 learning domains.
 
What is Multiple Intelligences?
 
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences is a learning belief that was developed by Howard Gardner in 1983, and his observations in the sphere of education was noticed by educators around the world. Those educators incorporated it into learning styles that would identify the potential of each child across the various intelligences. 
 
This means that every child will be treated as capable and intelligent, instead of setting inflexible standards of what defined intelligence and outcasting other children who may have talent in another area.
 
The 5 quotients are what gave JELIC its name:
 
J – judgement quotient that makes sure children can distinguish between what’s right and wrong
E – emotion quotient that encourages and develops your child’s positive emotion management
L – logic quotient that trains the logical thinking in children
I – intelligence quotient which indicates the intelligence and skills in problem-solving
C – creative quotient that helps children explore creativity in everyday life
 
The 6 domains that support the growth of the quotients are:
 
 
1. Intelligent Reasoning
Your children will be taught how to observe a situation or problem, think about the paths towards a solution, and come up with reasons to support their answer. The list of different thinking styles they’ll be teaching your child are: convergent, divergent, multifaceted, observatory, and inverse thinking; as well as logical reasoning, and procedural judgement.
 
2. Mathematical Deduction
In order to ensure that your child is skilled in basic math concepts and problem-solving, understanding the underlying concepts of the problem is taught to them. They’ll develop a self-constructive process while exploring a rich and interesting world of math and physical science, and also improve their self-confidence and natural inquisitiveness when they challenge new and unknown problems.
 
3. Combination Thinking
Your child will solve problems through multiple concepts with sets of different exercises in the ‘Learning Box’ which we will further explain in the upcoming section. The exercises that your child will go through are multi-process, inductive, and variant exercises.
 
4. Life Skills
Good judgement and various life skills will be imparted to your children – they’ll learn how to categorise and organise objects, build their hand-eye coordination and tactile sensitivity, and increase their empathy. These soft skills are important for them to start developing from young as these skills will only serve to benefit your children when they’re older.
 
5. Linguistic Capabilities
Your children will learn how to express themselves through words – they’ll be able to form sentences, grow their vocabulary of words and phrases, and have the ability to analyse pictures and stories. One of the more underrated skills to have is the ability to properly and confidently communicate with others, and even more underrated is the ability to listen and try to understand what others are saying.
 
6. Aesthetic Creation
Creativity is important in more ways than we assume because it helps us to think out of the box when it comes to problem-solving. Developing creativity also builds up your child’s EQ, and helps them to learn how to respect and appreciate the beauty of arts and crafts.
 
Here is how JELIC helps your children develop in these areas:
 
The Learning Box
During each activity, a student works with materials inside a white translucent Learning Box, labelled with a topic. The box contains operating manuals, learning materials, and an apple-green nylon cloth printed with the JELIC logo and operation charts. 
 
Children learn to clean up and arrange the activity materials independently. The green nylon cloth allows children to express their answers within a regulated operating space, and students can learn effectively in a quiet and organised environment.
 
Their Learning Boxes are divided into the 5 quotients, focusing on Judgement, Emotion, Logic, Intelligence, and Creativity. There are over 450 well designed learning boxes that contain multiple levels of difficulty as well, so your child will be constantly progressing whenever they finish a box.
 
JELIC has developed a comprehensive curriculum based solely on hands-on experiences with various types of manipulatives that are designed to help enhance your child’s ability in math, procedural and creative thinking skills. The learning boxes makes their learning journey not only enjoyable and interesting, but provides non-stop curiosity to the children – on what they’ll discover and learn in the next box that they open!  
 
Worksheets
All students participating in the JELIC  development course receive a customised learning progress booklet. A learning progress table designed by experts in child development for young children allows teachers to record various notes as the student completes the activity. From the worksheet, parents can clearly understand the course content, learning process, student’s progress, and purpose of the operation.
 
Learning Process
 
Their program emphasises independent and progressive learning. Students can build their confidence, concept understanding, and resilience through the courses that have clearly defined levels of difficulty! Here’s a flow of how their learning process happens:
 
 

 

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