How to Teach Your Child
Layer after layer of mind
Reading is the KEY to knowledge
Low case country names for political boundaries
Geography best demonstrates the technique
of mind maps, layer after layer of information is visually being
assembled. We are starting
with the political boundaries of every country in the world,
the name of each country is identified by name, written in low case.
Over 200 different countries and the major seas are written in low
case and also all placed on a special tick board in alphabetical
order above the map of the world, in order to identify each country
quickly and register the fact that the child has identified that
particular country from reading its name and knowing its position
in the world.
We can clearly see that each country is being identified
in one layer of knowledge
second world map, contains the addition each capital in the world
also all written in low case this represents our second layer of
this technique clearly demonstrates how a child or adult builds up their
knowledge, layer after layer, in reality we hardly notice
how we are assembling knowledge. It is only when we systemise the acquisition
of knowledge, that we can come to understand,
how knowledge is built up within the mind. Having identified this process from research
carried out on the development of Abacus One, I have applied the
same mental disciplines in
reading and geography. The
effect of treating reading as essential layers of knowledge has
a dramatic effect on how best we can learn to read quickly and easily. Techniques within the assimilation of knowledge
learned from the Abacus are being applied throughout education with
massive benefits to all the pupils.
using an actual map it allows instant comprehension of the technique,
there is nothing special about the subject, it is in fact how we
learn every subject that we need to understand
throughout our lives.
abilities in speech are the first of three Basic skills, reading
and mathematics are not learnt naturally, but we must imitate the
natural acquisition of speech if we are to be able to use those
two skills, as efficiently and as easily as we use speech.
Once a Child has fluent ability in all three
Basic skills, it has the ability to gather knowledge which is available
in abundance throughout the Western world, the Third World is more
difficult, but once children have gained thorough abilities in primary
education it is a relatively simple matter to guide them to libraries,
newspapers, the best of TV documentaries, radio and of course the
benefits of the Internet far outweigh the disadvantages, someone
somewhere will be telling the truth about everything, which is important
so to geography.
and singing are well known and well researched techniques for quickly
establishing rapid memory lock in.
Contingent in this it is in geography I have developed the
concept of a young Eskimo boy called Zig
Zag, who travels around the world chanting the differing
countries of the world has he takes an imaginary journey.
Zigzag is an
Eskimo boy. He is just twelve years old. He is the first person
to graduate from The Bush
From when he was born until his twelfth birthday, he has never met
a schoolteacher. His twelfth birthday was on the 13th September 2001.
In the morning his father told him about the twin towers in New York. He had heard it on the
radio in his snowmobile.
“It is a dreadful
thing” said his father, Wise Owl “There is no real reason why people
should fall out and behave in such a way.
Wise Owl explained
to Zigzag that thousands of years ago human beings needed to protect
themselves and the instinct to think of themselves as tribes had
remained within them. He said it could be seen at a football match
or in wars between countries, but it was less trouble at a football
Zigzag’s mother, Irene, who had taught him to
speak and read, told him that she believed only politicians should
be allowed to fight. If they were to risk their own lives first,
there would soon be no wars. She told him about the different countries
in the world and about the different religions.
to him about other forces and ideas. She told him about humanity,
she explained that the world was full of people with many different
ideas, but she believed that there were forces of natural behaviour
and common sense that would eventually affect the way the world
was run. She explained to Zigzag that there were many different
religions in the world and that they appeared to be fighting a losing
battle betwee the modern way that young
children behaved and the old ideas. She explained to him that within
human behaviour the good things should be developed and the bad
things about human nature understood and managed.
out his Kayak and went fishing, which he did most days. He enjoyed
himself, sometimes on his own and sometimes with his friends.
He liked to
find the fish that fed the family and many years ago his father
had shown him how to fish. His father had built for him a kayak
and shown him how to build one. They had built it from animal skins
and the short trees that grew by the beach. His father told him
that he needed a kayak for two in order for him to take his friends
around and show them how to fish.
As it was his
birthday Zigzag was excited and rushed down to the sea on his own.
He caught three large fish. There was some sun shining over the
water and as he had risen early in his excitement the warmth of
the early day at the end of the Northern Summertime allowed him
sleep he dreamt of the countries his mother had told him about.
She had told
him about her imaginary journeys that she had made in her head after
reading about all the countries in the world. As he dreamt he wished
he could follow her journey around the world, he wished it so hard
suddenly he imagined his two-seater kayak had wings! Instead of
paddling he was steering his little two-seater kayak aeroplane gently
around the world remembering the chant that his mother had used
to teach him about where the countries were.
She said first
there was the BIG SIX – two of them he knew well, because he lived
in the Arctic Circle – 2 A’s for
Alaska and The Arctic,
a C and a G
for Canada and Greenland.
South to U and M,
for the United
the MAGNIFICENT SEVEN G – B – E and
H – N – C and on to Panama.
to The Caribbean,
North to South – The Bahamas,
– down through nine islands.
America, the lucky thirteen, four threes and
big Brazil. ECV and GSF and across the PBP, down to
and out from Uruguay.
From the Falkland
Isles to Europe,
through the Atlantics – North and South, to the Islands,
and another E England.
Cross the North
and down through ELL, Estonia,
and back to Portugal. There’s nine in a line, take Portugal,Spain,
To Czechs Slovak and
grain in the Ukraine.
Then ski with
me in the I.S.A. ( Italy,
and Austria) onto Hungary,
four at war, Croatia,
then to the Islands of Greece, travel
East through The Mediterranean to Cyprus
and Malta, Sicily, Crete, Sardinia, Corsica, Balearics,
through the Straits of Gibralter to Madiera, and the Canaries
Step into North
Second line W double
M N C S
double E E Six plus one
Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan and Eritrea and Ethiopia
line S triple
S L I Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Ivory coast
Fourth line G T double B N triple C
Ghana, Togo, Benin
and Burkina Faso, Nigeria, e.g. and 4 C’s Equatorial Guinea Gabon
and 4 C’s Cameroon, Central Africa Republic and the 2 Congo’s
Fifth line U K S
D R B
T give us Uganda, Kenya, Somali and Djibouti and Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania
Sixth line A double Z 2 M’s and Madagascar, N B S with Lesotho and Swaziland
Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar. Namibia, Botswana and South Africa plus L S
and Mauritius and North to the Seychelles to Yemen,
Oman, U.A.E. (United
Arab Emirates) Quator
and Saudi Arabia , Kuwait
to Israel, Jordan,
Iraq and Iran,
Syria and Lebanon
, Turkey, Georgia
, Armenia and Azabajhan . Over the Caspian
Sea to the seven STANS
and two old STANS–
NIS and the three B’s Nepal, India and Sri Lanka,
Go North to
East to Korea
& L.V. - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos
and the Vietnam
Down to Malaya
and the Philippines
We start in the
North and end in the South zig-zagging
from Papua New Guinea
and the island states of The Pacific, to Australia,
Zealand – North and South
to the Antarctic
West to East
quickly when he felt the chill of The Antarctic winter in his dream.
Combined sound and sight memory
Every parent is best qualified to
teach their own child
phonetic reading arithmetic
and two layers of Geography
THESE LESSONS COMBINE RECOGNITION
OF LETTERS AND COUNTRIES