By combining the ancient abacus and the latest research on child psychology, we have created a program that trains the brain to reach its fullest potential.
Genie Academy students learn to visualize beads on the abacus and move them around mentally, which uses the right side – or “creative side” — of the brain. At the same time, the “logical” left side of the brain is being used to do mathematical calculations. This combination of creativity and logic helps strengthen the entire brain.
This multi-sensory learning method used at Genie Academy helps students succeed. By quickly learning to use the abacus and engaging in games to promote memory and focus, children are able to use more of their brains than ever before.
The result is that children begin to excel in many other areas. Some begin to write stories and poems. Others begin to read more, instead of spending hours in front of the television or playing video games, which doesn’t use much of their newfound brain power. Many Genie Academy students begin to excel in music — especially piano — and sports — two areas that use mathematical patterns and require great powers of concentration.