I’m turning 70 soon.
But instead of getting a present, I’m giving one.
My reverse-70th-birthday present is giving 70 schools and/or preschools in Australia and New Zealand the Kiko’s Thinking Time early learner program.
Entirely free for Term 4, 2016. Why?
Because I’m excited about learning. I’ve been a lifelong learner. I’m still learning – from books, from the Internet, from courses, from conferences, from my friends and colleagues.
I know the value of learning for pleasure, interest and career.
Over the last two decades I have watched students and adults improve their learning using programs such as Fast ForWord, Cogmed and BrainHQ that have been developed from the convergence of neuroscience research and technology .
How can we make learning easier? Certainly by making early use of the understanding about learning that neuroscience research has given us.
Children from 3 or 4 year old pre-readers up to 6 or 7 year olds can make a great start on their lifelong learning journey by using Kiko’s Thinking Time.
Kiko’s Thinking Time is a set of fun learning games developed with neuroscientists from Harvard and the University of California and with support from the USA Department of Education. Preliminary findings of a current study with 32 pre-schoolers suggest that children's reasoning skills may have improved after using Kiko's Thinking Time, as measured by the WPPSI-IV Matrix Reasoning subtest.
By playing only a few minutes a week children will improve six important skills for learning and socialisation:
Be one of the 70 and register your school or pre-school now to get a Kiko’s Thinking Time licence for Term 4, 2016 at no cost (Limit of 1 per school, each licence allows for up to 10 students).