12 Oct, 2013
At a first glance, the four qualities of Concentration, Listening Ability, Memory, and Recall mentioned in the title of this blog don’t appear that significant but let me assure you these four, or I may say the lack of them is the prime cause behind the most common problem we come across in the academic performance of kids. In layman’s language, it is said that the child is poor in studies; technically we can term it a result of lack of concentration, poor listening ability & memory, and weak recall.
Interestingly these four are interconnected with each other and the right or the creative hemisphere of the brain is responsible for them.
Low Attention Span
We often say that a child is not focusing or has a low attention span while studying. Do we really know that this is actually because of a lack of concentration which actually has a scientific reason and is not being done voluntarily by the child?
The human brain is a very intelligent organ and if not focused is incapable of concentrating on a task or work project, it has a tendency to distract and keeps engaging itself automatically. For example, if a child is studying and is only partially concentrating or focusing the brain is likely to get distracted and will engage itself in other thoughts. Thus the child is only able to utilize his brain partially and in common language; we call it low attention span. This lack of concentration leads to other connected issues like poor listening ability.
While listening is a process that primarily involves the auditory organs like ears, lack of concentration actually leads to poor listening ability despite having no issues in the auditory system. When the child is not concentrating in the class, they are naturally not able to listen to what the teacher is saying or teaching as due to lack of focus whatever they hear is actually not processed in their brain.
Having a poor memory is also one thing that largely affects the academic performance of the child. As the same is directly related to recall. Only and only if a child is having an excellent memory, he will be able to recall during the examinations whatever he has learned. A most common problem in kids is not remembering what they have learned which is the reason for losing marks in examinations.
These four important traits actually directly affect the academics of the child and interestingly the creative or the right hemisphere of the human brain is responsible for all of them. In almost 90% of individuals, the right hemisphere of the brain is predominantly less active resulting in poor concentration, listening ability, memory, and recall.
Remedy - Join Abacus Classes
Thankfully an Abacus an interesting program improves all of these attributes by activating the right hemisphere. An ancient calculating device used for doing calculations when used by a defined process through structured course content results in the complete brain development of the child by activating both the hemispheres.
Abacus specifically works on improving the concentration of the child leading to improved listening ability. Kids doing abacus develop a photographic memory and can memorize and remember anything and everything as if a photograph is imprinted in their brain. This actually results in an improved recall. Most importantly they develop unique skills to FOCUS which prevents them from frequent diversions and distractions.
As against the popular belief that the Abacus is a math improvement program that develops the Mental Math ability of a child, the fact is that Abacus is much more than only Math. This has been proved through several studies and Research on Abacus by eminent Scientists and Mathematicians.
If done properly through a correctly structured course and content it results in an excellent improvement in the overall performance of the child. Hence it is in essence a whole brain development tool and not just limited to math skills.
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