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WINDOWS OF LEARNING AND FINANCES- Iyama Francis (Part1)



Hmm!! I urge you to take away every distraction as you go through this journey with me.
I’m sure most parents are well aware of their child’s awareness related to money. As a baby, shiny coins catch their eye and as they get older,  they begin to get a sense of what things cost. Many of us probably recall our parents’ admonitions when we wanted a new toy or bike: “Do you think money grows on trees?” They see money changing hands—at the grocery store, the movies, the gas station—and soon have an understanding of paychecks and expenses.

T hey come to like the idea of having money of their own, whether it’s a few naira from the tooth fairy, 100 naira from Dad for some extra help with the yard work or a cash birthday gift from Grandma. Question:  At what age should you start teaching your child   about money? Answer:  The moment they can tell the difference between 500 naira bill and 1000 naira bill. Making the Case All children go through three important windows of learning. T he three early windows of learning are:
          
           First window: birth to age 12
        Second window: from age 12 to 24
        Third window: from age 24 to 36.
   
It is important to be aware of the three windows of learning and what a child is experiencing as he or she ages and moves through stages of development.

Window of Learning #1 Birth to Age 12: ( Quantum Learning )

Most educational psychologists agree that learning window #1 is the period of quantum learning in a child. Anything they can see, taste, and feel is a new and exciting learning experience. They may not understand the word  hot, but they soon know what hot feels like. During this learning window, the child’s brain is like clay. Their brain is also whole at first. It is not until the age of four, that the brain begins to divide into a right hemisphere and a left hemisphere.

If a person is described as “right-brain dominant,” the person is more artistic, creative, and more free-flowing in their approach to life. If a person is described as “left-brain dominant,” the person is more bookish, less creative, and more linear. The left brain is where speech, reading, writing, and math skills and aptitudes are said to come from. Traditional schools believe left-brain-dominant students are smart. Art, music, and dance schools tend to attract right-brain- dominant students.

If a child is left-handed, the tendencies the right-brain or left-brain dominance may be reversed. A number of researchers believe that great geniuses are dominant on both sides. One researcher studied individuals like  Winston Churchill who, as a young boy, often reported flashes in the brain that stunned him. A few minutes later, he was able to articulate his flash of genius.

In overly simple terms, the flash of genius took place in his right brain, the creative side. Since speech comes from the left brain, the flash of genius had to travel from the right hemisphere to the left hemisphere, which allowed him to talk about his new ideas. 

Today, we might say, “A light went  on in our head.” As  you might expect,  not all researchers  agree  with this school of thought.hmm  don't miss next week's episode as we continue in our series WINDOWS OF LEARNING AND FINANCES



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