According to experts, the first three years of a baby’s life are considered the most crucial years of stimulation. This window of time is when whatever a baby eats, feels and hears influences their intelligence.
If you’re looking for a brain-based program to maximise your child’s potential and intelligence, this is the best time to do so.
With so many centres out there offering brain development programs for babies and kids, which do you go for? We list down our top picks for parents.
1. Happy Train
What: The Happy Train programme is a holistic brain-training programme conducted in a Bilingual environment to enrich children’s growing minds through a variety of games, hands-on activities and guided play.
Happy Train believes that parents should not miss the “windows of opportunity” in every child, and should make use of this opportunity to create a strong passion for learning. Lessons are conducted in English and Mandarin, to help children develop rich neuron connections that are critical for optimal brain growth.
What your child can gain:
- Develop a passion for learning
- Improve concentration and attention span
- Build strong linguistic foundation
- Increase creativity
- Gain perfect pitch
- Develop photographic memory
- Improve spatial intelligence
- Learn strong visualisation skills
- Sharpen observation skills
- Fine tune auditory processing ability
- Acquire high-speed information processing ability
- Genius problem-solving skills (IQ)
- Improve socio-emotional skills (EQ)
- Learn high-speed calculation ability
Suitable for: 3 months to 6 years old
Class session: 1 hour per class
You can register a trial class with them via their website (Quote “TNAP” in the ‘Message’ box).
Where: Happy Train Bugis (HQ)
87 Beach Road, Chye Sing Building #05-01 Singapore 189695
Tel: 6336 5080
Happy Train Tampines
CPF Tampines Building 1 Tampines Central 5 #03-14, Singapore 529508
Tel: 6781 6788
➡️ Related Read: Happy Train: A Whole-Brain Bilingual Programme For Toddlers
SingPost Centre | Waterway Point | Our Tampines Hub | Oasis Terraces | Serangoon NEX
What: A heart-based brain development program that maximises the limited window of opportunity for right brain development during your child’s first 6 years.
What your child can gain: Powerful right brain abilities such as photographic memory, speed calculation, strong visualisation abilities, good concentration, multiple language acquisition ability, analytical thinking skill, IQ, EQ, as well as increased capacity to learn.
Children with developed right brains are often more positive, confident, have better memory, and are able to learn at an accelerated rate. These enable them to excel in various aspects of life such as academics, music, arts and sports.
Suitable for: 6 months – 12 years old
Class session: 60-120 minutes weekly class
Where: Heguru Education Centre @ SingPost Centre
SingPost Centre Mall
10 Eunos Road 8, #01-209/210/211 Singapore 408600
Tel: 6346 4646
Heguru Education Centre @ Waterway Point
Waterway Point, West Wing
83 Punggol Central, #02-07 Singapore 828761
Tel: 6385 1588
Heguru Education Centre @ Our Tampines Hub
Our Tampines Hub
1 Tampines Walk #02-84/85 Singapore 528523
Tel: 6384 1110
Heguru Education Centre @ Oasis Terraces Punggol
681 Punggol Drive #04-04 Singapore 820681
Tel: 6636 1811
➡️ Related Read: How Heguru Education’s Whole Brain Training Nurtures Fast and Well-Rounded Learners
3. Kuno Method
What: Kuno Method is a renowned experiential thinking and interactive brain enrichment programme from Japan, with the aim of building a solid foundation for children to prepare them for Primary School.
With over 30 years of proven track records, Kuno Method is a well-known and premium brain enrichment in Japan. Kuno also has an international presence in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea.
What your child will gain: With the interactive and fun approach of the Kuno Method methodology, children will be equipped with critical abilities, skill sets and knowledge to help them excel in Primary School.
- Cognitive Skills and IQ
Develop analytical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving abilities, as well as communication skills
- Academic Knowledge
Master important academic concepts
- Social Skills and EQ
Co-operation, socialisation, self-confidence and leadership
Suitable for: 3 to 6 year olds
Class session: 60 to 75 minutes
Where: Kuno Method @ Northpoint City Mall (South Wing)
1 North Point Drive, #02-183/84, Singapore 768019
Tel: 6560 8588
Kuno Method @ Safra Punggol
9 Sentul Crescent, #04-07, Singapore 828654
Tel: 6969 7506
Kuno Method @ Buangkok Square
Block 991 Buangkok Link, #03-03/04, Singapore 530991
➡️ Related Read: KUNO Method: Experiential Hands-On Learning For Pre-Schoolers
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