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Boosting your Child’s Brain Power

Research in recent years suggests that intelligence is not a fixed trait. A number of centres in Jordan are now focusing on boosting children’s cognitive skills.

Here are a few:

Mind Matters

A brain training centre licensed by BrainRx in the United States, Mind Matters offers cognitive assessments as well as training aimed to enhance mental abilities which include:

 
Attention

 
Logic

 
Reasoning

 
Processing speed

 
Memory

 
Visual processing

 
Auditory processing

According to Educational Psychologist Dina Halaseh, co-founder and director of cognitive training at Mind Matters, “cognitive and learning weaknesses can be overcome and transformed through brain training.”

Brainy Nation

Brainy Nation focuses on strengthening cognitive skills with one-on-one personalised training for children and adults. The game-like mental exercises are designed to sharpen the core skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, reason and pay attention. The Centre emphasises that brain training is not tutoring: “Our programmes don’t teach information; they change how the brain grasps and uses incoming information.”

Our podcast pick for your child’s mental and emotional wellbeing   

Peace Out, for ages five to 12, consists of short stories that help children calm down and relax at the end of their day by guiding them through visualisation and breathing exercises. A lot of the stories are about picturing yourself going somewhere, like a trip to the moon. Chanel Tsang, who hosts Peace Out, says that “imagination is a superpower.” She explains, “Visualising going somewhere else can allow us to take a pause from what’s happening at the moment that may be stressful or upsetting.”

Parent & Baby Yoga

Namaste Zone

From birth, babies respond positively to the stimulation of movement and touch together. Classes focus on:

 
Yoga moves adapted to babies include mini twists and stretches, upper and lower body movements, Joint parent/baby relaxation (walking relaxation, instant relaxation, relaxation to sleep, feeding relaxation)

 
A blend of postnatal yoga and baby yoga for new mothers

 
Joint parent/baby relaxation (walking, sleep and feeding relaxation)

 
Transitional practices (head control, sitting, crawling, standing, early steps, first jumps and balances)

You can contact Namaste Zone at

[email protected]

Baby & Me Classes in Jordan

Kindermusik with Bronwen

Kindermusik is an early childhood education music and movement programme for children from infants to seven years of age. In Bronwen’s classes, children experience music of varying styles, genres and cultures and engage in movement, rhythm and vocal activities that develop more than just music skills. Bronwen is licensed as a Kindermusik educator and has been acknowledged by Kindermusik as one of their Top Programmes globally for the last three years. Bronwen is also a musician and singer.

You can contact Bronwen at [email protected]

Parent & Child at The Little Gym

For ages four months to three years, parent and child classes at The Little Gym are aimed at promoting early development and providing a foundation for the child’s critical first three years. Active play is important for children in directing their energy, building confidence and developing key skills. 

You can contact The Little Gym at

[email protected]

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