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- What is the innovative, scientific methodology behind PlayWisely®?
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Will PlayWisely® make my baby smarter?
The sciences recognize that children possess an instinct to learn. Our coaches are specially trained to ignite that natural drive.
Parents learn appropriate expectations and activities for skill learning through each stage of development strengthening a child's
opportunity to learn. A passion or drive to learn is critical to your child‟s future success. In an interesting study on reading
development, scientists wanted to discover which children were better readers by age 12 – those that learned to read at 3 years of
age or those that learned to read at 6 years of age. What they learned was a surprise. It mattered less when they learned to read
and mattered more whether they LIKED to read! PlayWisely® follows this understanding and endeavors to put the wiring in place so
later when a child discovers their purpose, passion or talent they can more fully realize their dreams.
'Smart' is no longer considered how soon a child learns certain skills or how much data a child can regurgitate. Scientists now believe that what we recognize as a "smart" or "bright" child is really a child that clearly demonstrates command of the brain tools for connecting to their world. "Brightness" refers to the quality of how precisely a child collects pertinent data from the environment, how efficiently they can process and analyze that data and how quickly and appropriately they can act upon it. Harnessing these brain tools is our performance goal. PlayWisely® does not focus on teaching your child the ABC's and 123's for example, rather we focus on exercising the wiring that allows those skills to be deployed efficiently. When PlayWisely® toddlers recite the ABC's and 123's we are excited because this ability demonstrates that the wiring is in place for certain types of learning to occur.
What is the innovative, scientific methodology behind PlayWisely®?
PlayWisely® developed The Directionality Method™ for enhancing natural learning and movement ability. The patent pending method is based upon the profound effect gravity has on the form and function of human performance. From how we learn (directionality of letters and numbers, reading left to right etc..) to how we move (our laterality and our dynamic motion) gravity gives our world and our body a directionality. Developing the neural circuitry responsible for efficiently navigating our world and our body is the goal of The Directionality Method™. The Method was inspired by research with NASA and so innovative that it was presented at an Early Learning Forum at Oxford University in England. It is the first comprehensive method to include learning and movement development into a single paradigm.