May 2024 Newsletter

Dream to Enjoy Learning!

We'll Make It Happen!

Why Having Fun Boosts Learning?

Enjoy Being a Philomath at BriteMinds!

A philomath is a lover of learning and studying. It comes from the Greek terms philos, "loving," and math, "to learn." Learning is more engaging and effective when it is infused with playful elements because having fun inspires our curiosity and motivates us to explore further. It makes the process of acquiring knowledge exciting, rather than simply mundane. Learning is most effective when driven by a child’s curiosity!

Love of Learning at BriteMinds!

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Summer Programs Grades K-12

BriteMinds teachers use activities that make learning engaging and fun. Our students are active participants in explorations; they learn through trial and error to eliminate wrong answers until they discover the correct one. Having fun while learning also helps our students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable. Children naturally gravitate towards stimulating interactive learning to acquire key life skills and deepen their curiosity.

BriteMinds students think creatively and maintain curiosity as they experience a unique twist in every lesson. Children feel good when they are perceived as a worldly, interesting person. BriteMinds' amazing benefits include:

  • Parent Support
  • Organizational Coaching
  • IEP Consultation
  • Cyber Security Consults for Parents and Children
  • Parent Resources on Children's Mental Health
  • Personalized Learning Techniques
  • For More Information, email: a@briteminds.com

Personalized Individual Classes or

Schedule Your Friend-Group for Our Summer Program!

Math-Wise, Book Club, Write Your Own Story, Chess Club, Friendship Skills Game Time, Art of Imagination!

Executive Functioning

The Whole Brain Fires & Wires

Use It or Lose It

Executive functioning refers to a set of skills mirroring neural network systems that allows students to plan ahead, meet goals, practice self-control, follow multiple-step directions even when interrupted, stay focused despite distractions, and inhibit stimuli to stay focused. Executive functioning requires attention, planning, sequencing, problem solving, working memory, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, and holding in mind tasks for their timely use. These mental processes allow us to make healthy choices when building relationships with our family members and peers. BriteMinds has been serving children and their families for 34 years, boosting executive functioning and helping children get the best out of themselves!

Math and Language Brains - Different and Similar

The human brain uses different network systems to process math and language. Children have a natural aptitude for favoring either math or language. Most right-handed people process language in the left temporal lobe brain region—Wernicke’s area deals with understanding the meaning of words. Broca's area controls the ability to speak words. Mathematical processing is more widespread in the brain. In math, numbers, factors, and connections are represented by abstract symbols involving the frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal lobes of both hemispheres. In spite of preferences, on SAT scores, most high performing students excel in both math and language. Significant score discrepancy is not common.


BriteMinds summer enrichment programs are designed with the balanced student in mind. One way to achieve that is to integrate a variety of language and math exercises while exposing students to creative problem-solving activities.


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BriteMinds Summer Enrichment Courses

Facts vs Process Oriented Learning

Summer is around the corner and stress-free activities support maturation and growth! BriteMinds provides a variety of programs balancing fact- versus process-oriented learning. Fact learning stores information in long-term memory by memorizing through drills or conditioning the brain to recall facts, such as the multiplication table. Process-oriented learning is a teaching-learning approach that focuses on the journey and the experience of acquiring knowledge, rather than on the outcome. This approach emphasizes the experience of learning, such as being able to summarize a story, using research method strategies in problem-solving, or learning how to structure their written stories to convey essential points.


Let BriteMinds Create a Personalized Enrichment Program for You!

Schedule Personalized Individual Classes or Schedule Your Super Fun Friend-Group! PICK ALL or SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS

 

Math-Wise: Develop financial intelligence, practice solving math puzzles, use critical thinking to crack math mysteries, and more!

Book Club: Read, discuss, and discover hidden literary messages! 

Write Your OWN Story Book: A fun way to be creative, while building writing skills!

Exclusive Chess Classes: Endless EXCITEMENT!

Game time! Practice friendship skills, social etiquette, and morally good choices!

ART of Imagination: Build powerful visualization skills and experience the world in your own mind! 

MORE LEARNING TOOLS! email: administration@briteminds.com

Art Activities Enhancing Parent-Child Relationships

-- Finger Painting --

Engaging in art activities with children strengthens the bond between parents and their children in profound ways. Through shared experiences, parents and children develop a deeper understanding of each other’s perspectives, interests, and personalities.

Art activities invite parents and children to express themselves freely, feel motivated and encouraged for self-discovery, and make emotional connections in a relaxed and playful mental state. Creating art together enhances imagination, promotes problem-solving skills, strengthens patience, and bolsters resilience working through challenges to celebrate successes.



Beyond its creative appeal, finger painting enhances sensory integration, fine motor skills, and communication abilities, making it a full body learning experience. It encourages the development of hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Sensory experiences are precious benefits of art activities. For parents, it’s all about being mindful and grounded by using the senses of touch, smell, and sound. Parent-child finger painting helps develop valuable skills, such as communication, compromise, and problem-solving. By working collaboratively, children learn to be flexible, appreciate different perspectives, and develop empathy for others.

 

At BriteMinds, our priority is always to support higher levels of thinking so that students can use those skills in both their education and home life!

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