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« on: October 04, 2014, 05:44:27 AM »

Ok, so, I'm sold on Tweedlewink.  I like the positive affirmations, I like the quantity of content, the different exercises, but I just can't get baby girl into it.

I've tried several times and I lose her after the affirmations.  I've tried skipping the eye tracking exercises, but she still started fidgeting and asking to get down.  I tried the first time when she was 5 or 6 months old, then again a few months later and recently have been trying again.  She sits in my lap, relaxed, and cuddling.  She is up for starfall, your baby can read, monkisee, little reader, but no tweedlewink.  Any tips??  I thought if I show her some of the content throughout the day it may catch her interest and be more familiar.  I think artwork is so foreign because we don't work on it.  What are some of your thoughts/suggestions.  Baby girl is 13 months old and super mobile/active!


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 11:50:36 AM »

Ok, I'm responding to my own question.  Found this through the forum search.  SORRY ALL, for posting first and looking second.

Hi, Robine:

There are two main points to remember about right-brain education.

One is that you always want it to be fun, joyful and stress-free. That's the alpha-wave frequency of the right brain.

The other is that information is taken in to the right-brain peripherally and through all the senses, even when a child is not looking directly at the cards or the screen.

So what that means is if your son does not want to watch the DVD and says "turn off," then it's not fun or joyful for him.  And there's no point to playing the DVD, because his right brain is saying "not interested" right now.

There are many reasons why your son reacts that way. Is the lesson being repeated too many times? Is he being forced to sit down and watch while his body needs to move? If he is used to television viewing, with story-telling or animation, then he will not like the flashcards any longer, so you have to give it in a light, joyful manner.

I will suggest to just play the lessons in the background and don't force focused viewing. Because right brain is the emotional brain and our thoughts and feelings have definite influence. If the child feels stressed, it will block the absorption.

I also highly recommend you to check out our Q&A database. Your question is partially answered under (c)TweedleWink DVDs under "how to view" and "results". Here is the link:

Hope this helps.



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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 11:55:00 AM »

Also this response:

Dear Isa:

Attention and focus develop as the connection to the left brain strengthens.  So, we teach according to the stages.  Please take a look at the TweedleWink chart--under the "Characteristics" you will find a list.  This list is our guide, as teachers and parents, which tells us how much focus to expect from our child at this age.  When children are in the earlier stages, their ability to narrow their focus to one thing at a time is low and their peripheral (and spherical) intake is quite high.  As they grow and develop, this reverses unless we keep the peripheral and spherical sensing active through play.

The Wink activities are designed for older children who are able to focus for longer periods of time at the "Preschool" stage.  Their ability to focus helps us develop the PhotoEyeplay and Speed Reading Eye Exercises to a deeper level.

At the earlier infant stages, the PhotoEyeplay segment exposes the eye to large patches of color.  If your daughter is not looking at the screen for this, then you will need to include vivid colors and black and white images in her environment, where she can receive that type of exposure.

Also, with regards to Speed Reading, at the early stages, we expose the children to the "pacing" of speed reading words, sentences and phrases.  If she is not looking at the screen for this part, then the earlier lessons where the speed reading segments are also auditory, will still impart the rhythm.  For the later lessons, just have patience.  There will be a day when she settles down to look, but if she is not right now, trust that there is a reason.  She's not ready.  And that's okay.

Right Brain knows no limit. It does not know this material is easy or difficult, that is our left brain is making that differentiation. Therefore, there is no age limit to watch the lessons. We are not "teaching", we are "presenting" the information to create a rich neuron network which sets a good foundation for their future learning.

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 03:50:33 PM »

Sometimes it's difficult to navigate through old posts, so no worries about posting the question. Actually thank you for posting the question and the answers which you found through a search. It is super informative. My daughter is 13 months and sometimes looks away and does other things during TW, but she still glances up occassionally. This usually happens if I show her the same lesson 2x. I think TW recommends showing each lesson 1-3x. I noticed that if I only show each lesson 1x, she watches most of it. So, this post serves as a reminder to me that she may only need to view each lesson once at this stage for her.

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 02:51:34 AM »

Pamela from Tweedlewinks talks about how even though children don't seem to be paying attention, they usually are. So I'd say play it when she's in the room and she will absorb what she needs to.

I love TW for kids, but I myself can not watch it, the white background is too bright for me and it triggers migraines for me. But not adverse reactions for my kids.


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