Program

General Information

Brainobrain program is based on Abacus Mental Arithmetic (VAK – methods) and NLP (Neurolinguistic programming) techniques. Based on the results of many years of research by various institutions and institutes whose field of research is the human brain, it has been determined that children’s brains mostly develop and form at the age of 5 – 14 years. During that period the child’s brain easily absorbs and processes information, and that is why it is crucial for mental gymnastics to be implemented as early and as often as possible. The result? Increased potential in brain power!

Abacus method

Today, the information about abacus, as universal mental tool, is being accepted everywhere in the world – by using the abacus for a short period of time (3 months) quick and visible changes in the behavior of children and their mental abilities are achieved. The desired goal is achieved by the use of abacus and its principal means as tool in our program. What makes the abacus different and special is its structure and function. The abacus has specific look and since each column has a value, children easily create a mental picture in their head, therefore they can quickly and certainly overcome any mathematical task that is put before them.
The tips of the human fingers are intertwined with endings of neurons – signals are being sent and are perceived by the senses to the brain, so regardless whether we are in the dark or we are blindfolded we can recognize whether we touched a rock or a toothbrush! Since abacus is being used with fingers, it stimulates the brain, especially if the activity is related to a particular task or repeated at intervals. Therefore mathematical operations performed on abacus by children are wonderful mental training, the same as push-ups or squats for the brain! During classes, children learn to visualize the abacus balls (visual sense), synchronized with magical words (auditory sense) and continuing with specific exercises or movements of the balls of the abacus (kinetic sense), in order to get to an answer to the problem. Through this process, an intense brain training is performed, which is leading to ingenious abilities of children. On a higher level, when children are already well aware of the abacus, we are introducing the visualization.

Visualization

Children learn how to visualize the abacus, so it isn’t needed anymore in a physical way – children create a mental picture in their head, and depending on the level they have reached and persistence in daily exercise, up to 10 abacuses can be visualized at one time, which means they can simultaneously run 10 different mathematical operations, whether addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, etc. The development of these skills (multi-tasking) at the earliest age of the child is essential in making life easier and in preparing for the most demanding challenges in the future.