Mandala For Kids – Using the Right Brain Education Method!

Mandala is used as a type of right brain training by one of the top kindergartens like Shichida Method, Heguru and more.

These exercises are part of photographic memory trainings.

Children will be able to recall colours on the mandala images when each image is flashed to the child in one second or less.

“Mandala” means “circle” in the traditional Indian language, Sanskrit.

The circle represents a wholeness which can be used as a chart depicting life being connected beyond and within our bodies and minds.

How to use Mandala pictures?

You need two pictures of mandala – one coloured, and the other an outlined version.

1.First, make sure your child is relaxed. You can do this by using breathing and energy ball exercises or alpha music.

2.Once your child is calm, flash the coloured mandala image to your child for 1 to 2 seconds.

3.Next, ask your child to shut his eyes. Ask your child to concentrate and think about the image he just saw.

4.Once he is ready, ask him to colour on the outlined mandala to match the colours on the mandala image you showed him. Your child only needs to draw a stroke of colour in each area. He does not need to colour the entire image.

5.If necessary, let your child correct any mistakes made.

Always remember to flash the images quickly.

This is because the right brain captures the entire image at a glance. When the child shuts his eyes, he will be able to recall the image.

Do not worry if your child is first unable to recall anything you have shown him. The more you practice with your child, the easier it will become for him to recall the mandala colours and images.

Your child’s ability to retain the images will get better with regular exercises.

According to Dr Makoto Shichida, the image will initially be retained for 5 seconds or less, and will eventually be able to be retained for 10 seconds or more.

If your child is able to remember an image for over a minute, he is said to have developed photographic memory.