Introduction – Aura Kidz


AURA KIDZ is engaged in mind development programs and in nurturing young talent. With franchises spread across the globe, AURA KIDZ aims at setting up value based Abacus training programs for the benefit of all children in our society. Promoted by passionate professionals in fields of education, teaching, administration and marketing, the organization is engaged in cultivating the right attitude, skills and values in children between 4 and 14 yrs.

Mission Statement: To foster the genius potential and holistic development of children by building the right life skills and values in them, in novel and joyful ways.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Importance of developing learning skills in children
In today’s competitive world, one of the crucial factors for progress is the skill required for the mechanics of learning. Very important factor called “Knowledge” is imparted in schools. After the formal education phase, knowledge is available through various media. A person who is equipped with the right skills required for acquiring this knowledge and applying the same in the work world will certainly see success. The essential learning skills that we are mentioning are concentration while studying, speed & accuracy (in calculation, reading, writing, etc.), memory retention & recall, visualization & creativity.

Studies have shown that about 85% of the growth of the human brain takes place between the age of 5 and 14 yrs. Brain cells that are stimulated before a child attains this age, will be utilized for the rest of his / her life. Learning skills that are imparted to a child of this age group will remain permanently with him / her.

The objective of our training programs is to develop learning skills in children between the age of 4 and 14 yrs.

The Concept
The concept is to develop learning skills in children through the development of arithmetic skills using the abacus, which is an ancient counting and calculating device. Fundamental arithmetic operations viz., addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are solved using an abacus. Solving arithmetic problems using an abacus is a skill on its own.
When a child solves arithmetic problems using an abacus, his KVA (Kinesthetic, Visual and Auditory) skills improve dramatically. With the improvement in KVA skills, the skills required for the mechanics of learning improve.

During the training, a child will be made to solve arithmetic problems. The training is provided in nine levels of three months each. Initially a child will be trained in simple addition and subtraction of single digit numbers. The complexity of arithmetic problems increases with the progress of every level. Addition and subtraction of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digit numbers, multiplication of single, 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers, division of single, 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers, fractions, decimals numbers, etc., will be introduced at various levels.
Children will be trained to perform all these operations using the abacus physically as well as without the physical help of the abacus, gradually and level after level. They solve simple to complex arithmetic problems by visualizing the abacus. Hence their mental arithmetic skills improve drastically.

Though arithmetic is used extensively in the entire training program, the objective is not just improving a child’s arithmetic skills but improving a child’s overall academic performance by developing their learning skills.
In the entire process, number is the language and Abacus is the tool.

Development of the right brain by the abacus method of mental calculation
The human brain consists of the right brain and the left-brain. The shapes of these two parts are similar, but differences have been gradually found in their functions. The left-brain is also referred to as the digital brain. It controls reading and writing, calculation, and logical thinking. The right brain is referred to as the analog brain. It controls three-dimensional sense, creativity, and artistic senses. These two work together to allow us to function as humans. In the abacus method of mental calculation, the learners manipulate abacus beads in their head to carry out a calculation. This had led us to speculate that this operation is effective in training the right brain or the analog brain. Thanks to the development of cerebral physiology and machines that can accurately measure the amount of blood flow in the brain, recent studies have proven that the abacus method of mental calculation is extremely effective in activating the right brain.

The programs for developing learning skills using the Abacus are designed by Academicians, Educationists and personnel with decades of experience in children psychology. The programs are time-tested and are proved to be very effective. This is confirmed by the feedback obtained from thousands of parents cutting across various sections of the society.

CONCLUSION

Skills development in children using the Abacus methodology is a proven and time-tested program, which works effectively across all children in the age group of 4 to 14 yrs. This area of business gives us an opportunity to provide value education to children at an early age. It equips children with the right skills to face this competitive world with confidence. Putting the children in a positive frame of mind through innovative programs like ours is a constructive task.

At AURA, we firmly believe that every child in the world is born with the potential to become a genius. Please join us in helping the children realize that potential.

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