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Our mission
  • Set benchmarks in child skill development programs
  • Help unleash the hidden potential of children
  • Helping children to become effective leaders of tomorrow
  • To provide equal educational opportunity to every child
mission
Our Values
  • To be the extra-curricular program of choice to the young generation’s parents when it comes to brain development programs.
  • To spread this life changing program in Qatar to reach and benefit as many children as possible by striving to integrate UCMAS in private and public schools’ official curricula.
  • To keep adding value to the lives of our stakeholders and to the community at large.
  • To contribute to the quality & balanced development of the most precious asset in Qatar, humans.
Our Branches
Main Office & Main Branch:

Al-Hilal – Alnuaija Street
Near Alemadi Hospital
PO Box 24906
TEL:+974 4466 2412
FAX:+974 4455 3846
WEB:www.ucmasqatar.com
EMAIL: info@ucmasqatar.com

Al-Rayyan Branch

Gharafat Al-Rayyan street
Near Almeera Alnaseria
PO Box 24906
TEL:+974 4435 7006
FAX:+974 4455 3846
WEB:www.ucmasqatar.com
EMAIL:inforayan@ucmasqatar.com

Al-Mamoura

Savoy Education Center
Near Alkhebra Driving School
Abu Hamour
TEL:+974 6614 7458
TEL:+974 5519 6752
WEB:www.savoyeducation.com
EMAIL:info@savoyeducation.com

To view Location Map please click on Contacts

Mr. Faiz Hussain Eisa

General Manager

 

Elsheikh Mohammed Aboidris

Managing director

 

Emad Mahmoud Mukhtar

Finance Manager

 

 

UCMAS QATAR

PROGRAM


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What is UCMAS

UCMAS is a unique scientifically-proven brain development program designed for children and young people to develop their latent mental power at an age when brain development is reaching its peak. At UCMAS, we are dedicated to enhancing children’s lives where we offer a unique opportunity for children aged 4 to 13 to participate in a program that contributed to the mental health, development and excellence of kids around the globe since 1993 in more than 50 countries.

UCMAS utilizes the “Abacus Mental Arithmetic” skills as a training tool for the mental development of children. Mental Arithmetic is a form of calculation that is solely done by the human mind without the use of pencil and paper, calculator or any other gadget or electronic device.

During the training process, children are transformed into professional users of the abacus, an ancient Chinese calculator, and then a different set of mental trainings allows the child to imagine or visualize a virtual or a “mental” abacus to solve mathematical problems. These mental arithmetic processes will act as an actual training for the child’s mental skills that are occupied during the arithmetic solving process and help improve them.

In Qatar, we are accepting students between the ages of 4 and 13 only and help them improve their mental skills like concentration, observation, listening, imagination, visualization and memorization skills.

Program Structure

We split our development process into two programs:

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Basic Program

ucmasqatarChildren are accepted from the age of 7 until the age of 13 years at the Basic stage.

Program levels are as follows:

  • Basic
  • Elementary A
  • Elementary B
  • Intermediate A
  • Intermediate B
  • Higher A
  • Higher B
  • Advance
  • Grand AM
  • Grand B

KG Program

ucmasChildren are accepted at KG stage from age 4½ until the age of 6½ the condition of the child was able to write and read numbers from 1 to 20 in English, with each realization of the concept of addition and subtraction.

Program levels are as follows:

  • Foundation
  • KG 1
  • KG 2

Course Information

Students will be taught:

  • Fundamental work
  • Listening calculation
  • Visual calculation
  • Formula conceptualization
  • Bead imagination
  • Multiplication memorization
  • Bead manipulation
  • Mental calculation
  • Combination of subtraction from a lower order & addition to higher order rods
  • Addition upper & subtraction of lower beads simultaneously
  • Abacus calculation
  • Multiplication
  • Multiplication with decimal points
  • Division
  • Division with decimal points
  • Multiplication of percentage
  • Square root operations

Course Duration/Session

Every child takes Three months to complete each level. The session is conducted once a week and 2 hours per session.

Class Size

As the programme requires time on concentration and calculation, each session is limited to only a small

Number of learners in a classroom to give everyone full attention and care from our dedicated trainers.

Brain Science

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres, left and right. The two hemispheres process information in different ways and work together in our everyday lives. However, about 90% of children use primarily the left brain. The focus of the left brain is verbal, processing information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the whole. It is also responsible for dealing with the present and past, logic, sequencing, computation, reasoning, linear mathematics, languages, and analytical abilities.

The right side of the brain focuses on the visual and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, looking first at the whole picture then the details. It deals with present and future, imagination, visualization, arts, shapes, space, intuition, synthesis, and integration of information and creativity.

The human brain has no limit to its potentials as long as it is cultivated at a young age and constantly challenged. In order to explore and develop the potentials of the human brain fully, many physiologists and brain scientists have been studying ways to further develop the function of the right side of the brain focusing on its learning ability, concentration, perceptual capabilities and imagination skills. UCMAS Program offers many building blocks in that dimension .Besides the visible results that we witness once the student begins UCMAS training, scientists have measured results through many different technologies such as FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and made it easy for us to get tangible proof that our program is as successful as we say it is. Also, these researches continue to take us to new levels of understanding on how the brain works and which activities enhance its abilities.

Age Group – Why this Age?

According to scientific research, 75% of our brain capacity develops between the ages of 4 and 12 making this age range crucial for mental development.

Children and young teenagers in this age group retain significant adaptability in their brains, which allows growth and inter-connection of brain cells. For that reason, many experts recommend introducing children at a young age to a new language or to playing a musical instrument, as these activities stimulate the brain. It is also easier for kids to acquire these skills at that young age, so what kids learn when they are young has a great influence over their future.

Experiments show that most young children rank highly creative, a function of the right brain, before entering school. Due to our educational system placing a higher value on the left brain skills such as mathematics, logic and language than it does on arts or being creative which train the right brain. Only 10% of these children will rank highly creative by the age of 7. As adults, only 2% of them remain highly creative. That is why the mental training through UCMAS Program targets young children to help promote brain growth and development in general and especially in the right brain for life-long results.

In Qatar, we receive students who are above the age of 6 and under the age of 14 when they start their first UCMAS class.

How it Works

Mental Arithmetic is calculation that depends purely on the power of the mind, without the use of pencil and paper, calculator, any other gadget or electronic device. So instead of the child using a gadget or needing to write down a problem in order to solve it, you can simply calculate it in your head without any help! Yes! This is possible! How? First we introduce the child or young teenager to the Abacus. The abacus is an ancient tool developed in China some 3000 years ago. It was used to teach children calculation. Both hands are used to manipulate the Abacus beads, ensuring stimulation of both the left and right sides of the brain. The combination of touch, movement and numerical concept is the initial focus.

Within the first few weeks, our students learn how to read the abacus numbers and practice simple calculations on it. Hand in hand with the Abacus learning, students receive trainings to develop their mental and fine motor skills like concentration, listening, observation, fingering and speed writing. Few weeks later and with training, Course Instructors comfortably take the abacus away and students’ minds gain the ability to calculate without the need for a real abacus, solely depending on their imagination as they develop the ability to retrieve the correct result of the calculation using a “Mental Abacus” which is an imaginary or a virtual device! Impossible? Not at all! With time students are taught techniques to perform all four mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) using the abacus in a very fast and accurate way exactly as we use modern calculators. The gradual build up of the arithmetic complexity is the technique we use to keep challenging the young learners’ minds. With continuous practice, the students’ mental abilities will keep growing.

Students who learn UCMAS’s way of calculation will start dealing with numbers as images, since every number forms a different image on the abacus. Using the numbers as abacus images in problem solving will shift the processing of math problems from the left to the right brain. That is how we begin activating the right brain.

The techniques used to train students how to visualize an abacus are genius! We have been training children and young teenagers for tens of years, proving repeatedly that our techniques are impeccable. With millions of students testifying for us through their abilities following UCMAS’s training, our ultimate goal is to bring out the genius within the upcoming generations, making their abilities stronger and their aims higher than ever before.

The Benefit

It is often assumed that learning mental arithmetic is merely a method to improve the speed and accuracy of calculations. For example, adding 10-digit numbers within a few seconds is an amazing accomplishment for most young children. However, it is much more than that. It is developing the mental skills and abilities of the mind such as powerful concentration, accurate observational and active listening skills, strong visualization, vast imagination and great photographic memory. Here are UCMAS’s main benefits and how we come to achieving them:

  • Improving Concentration: Keeping track of a long mental process is not easy at all, for example when we are counting money, any distraction to the counting process will result in losing track of the mental task. While visualizing a mental abacus in mind, UCMAS students do their best not to lose it by completely focusing on the task in hand and avoiding all types of distractions. With practice, they master staying focused during the progressively longer time spans that relate to more difficult mental problems.
  • Improving Observational and Listening Skills: With the help of the flash cards, UCMAS students train their observation skills by taking millisecond glimpses at the image the flash cards holds contributing to the visual and incredibly fast interpretation of its content. The same happens with listening skills, where students have a single chance of understanding a long string of dictated numbers, while doing the arithmetic and giving the answer. This will help students improve their active listening abilities and/or they learn how to temporarily remember these numbers in their short-term memory until they manage to process them.
  • Improving Imagination & Visualization: Students are challenged to start forming a Virtual Abacus early on and soon thereafter will begin to use their imagination to visualize the abacus and solve problems mentally on an increasingly bigger number of rods which keeps challenging the young learners’ abilities. This continuous challenge of imagination and visualization techniques significantly improves students’ skills in these two mental parameters.
  • Strengthening Memory: UCMAS students continuously memorize different images during solving problems; they tend to memorize momentarily each image constructed on the virtual abacus before giving the final answer. This training process significantly enhances their memory.
  • Enhancing Accuracy and Speed: These two traits are known to be inversely related. As one of UCMAS’s greatest challenges is time, students are trained to give extremely accurate results in shorter amounts of time. This challenge teaches them how to optimize the use of time while remaining focused and accurate.
  • Promoting Creativity: Having developed imagination and visualization as well as memory, concentration and the other mental parameters, the right brain is activated and students will find it easier to be creative and inspired.
  • Boosting Self-Confidence: As a result of the continuous encouragement and appreciation the students receive from their parents, relatives and teachers students will be given a powerful boost to their self confidence that will further help them in future challenges. Peers and the community will also admire and encourage the students when they attend the different demonstrations, national and international competitions and witness the impressive mental abilities the students own. These challenges eliminate the fear of competition that most young students struggle with at this age, and instead they will strive to prove their abilities in every challenge they face in life.
  • Laying Down a Strong Foundation for Academic Achievement: Having developed all of the above, it is expected for students at UCMAS to have a better foundation for academic achievement and excellence.
  • Developing Astonishing Mental Arithmetic Abilities: This is a very natural end result at UCMAS. Students will be able to solve arithmetic problems mentally faster than a calculator! UCMAS is not a mathematical program though, it is carefully designed to enhance the minds of young learners by using the Abacus mental arithmetic techniques; pulling them toward success and great achievements, All the mental skills gained by the students at UCMAS will be theirs forever allowing them to thrive in the future.

Scientific Research

The following researches have been conducted :-

“The increase of intelligence in Sudan 1964 – 2006” University of Khartoum – Sudan

Done by:
Omar Khaleefa (University of Khartoum, Sudan),
S.B. Abdelwahid (Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan),
F. Abdulradi (Dongola University, Sudan),
Richard Lynn (University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland)

“Effects of abacus training on the intelligence of Sudanese children”

Done by: Paul Irwing (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK),
Alya Hamza (University of Khartoum, Sudan),
Omar Khaleefa (University of Khartoum, Sudan),
Richard Lynn (University of Ulster,
Coleraine, Northern Ireland)

“Representing exact number visually using mental abacus” – Stanford University”

Done by:
Michael C. Frank (Department of Psychology, Stanford University),
David Barner (Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego)
“We gratefully acknowledge the students and staff at UCMAS”

“Mental Abacus Research Program” – University of California – San Diego”

Done by: David Barner (Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego)
http://ladlab.ucsd.edu/barner
Michael C. Frank (Department of Psychology, Stanford University)
http://tedlab.mit.edu/~mcfrank

The Science of the Brain: – Articles for further reading

The human brain is made up of two halves. These halves are commonly called the right brain and left brain , but should more correctly be termed ‘hemispheres’. For some reason, our right and left hemispheres control the ‘opposite’ side of our bodies, so the right hemisphere controls our left side and processes what we see in our left eye while the left hemisphere controls the right side and processes what our right eye sees.
Read more in detail by clicking the links below:

The Abacus vs. the Electric Calculator Download

The Benefits of U C MAS Training  Download

The Human Potentiality  Download

Science of Our Brain Training  Download

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UCMAS QATAR

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What is art for children?

Children love art because it is fun and provides them with authentic self-expression: the freedom of choice, thought and feeling.
To a parent, art is a display of their child’s imagination. To an educator, it is a teaching tool. To a psychologist, art is a way to understand a child’s mind. To a grandparent, art is a way to feel connected. To a child, art is a way to have fun, make decisions, and express choices.
A young child paints freely and with pleasure, enjoying the fine and gross motor experience of moving paint over paper and watching lines, shapes and colors come to life. Art puts a child in the “driver seat” and provides freedom to their wonderland.
Creating art is a fine way for children to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what color to use, how to make a line, what size to make something. With every choice the object becomes more and more their own.
Everyone has an imagination. Art takes a step further. Through art, children create something that, until that point, was only imagined. Thus, they create visual manifestations of abstract ideas.
Children who may be having difficulties in other parts of the school curriculum may find an expressive outlet through art. It is a way to uncover talent that may not be seen otherwise.
Art is a means of communicating ideas, feelings, and solutions in a way other than verbally or written.

Art is a language

A picture is often worth a thousand words. Visual images communicate emotions and complexities that words cannot. Art is a powerful tool that gives children the ability to express their thoughts and emotions long before they can fully express themselves with words.

What art is not?

Art is not just about coloring books or mimeo sheets. Art is not copying or coloring between the lines. Art is not restrictive. To be art, a work has to demonstrate individuality.

Parents Involvement

Research shows that parents’ involvement in their child’s education is positively related to learning and achievement. Art can be a wonderful family activity. Parents who understand the value of art are more likely to appreciate and encourage, become involved in art themselves. Parents can work together with teachers to nurture their child’s creativity – imagine the possibilities.

What is DinoArt?

DinoArt is one of the programme offered by U C MAS Education Group. It is an international art programme that provides comprehensive and systematic way of introducing, practicing and training for all learners, by combining colours, sculpture, and mental development training which enable learners to appreciate and learn art in a fun way. It aims to unleash the hidden creativity and imagination of every learner.

Senses training has been the foundation of DinoArt. It initiates the elements which constituted intelligence includes observation, memory and the process of concept formation subsequently lead to the training of abstract thinking, imagination and creativity.

DinoArt uses systematically planned textbooks which embodied the training of various senses with gradual progress of difficulty, initiate the intelligence of children with art and handcraft, which sought to help the development of both hemispheres of our brain. Learners will not only learn about drawing but also craft, i-clay, fabric paining (batik), as well as learning how to use different types of art media.

The 5 main categories in DinoArt:

  • Picture and colour training
  • Creative background training
  • Geometric structure training
  • Lively effect drawing training (2D – basic)
  • i-clay and handcraft training

Not to forget, DinoArt is recognized by Saito Academy as a complete art learning programme suitable for young children, primary and secondary children. Learners who have completed this programme would be exempted from the Saito Basic Course at Saito Academy. Upon the completion of DinoArt, a certificate would be awarded that is jointly issued by:

  • Saito Academy

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

Learner’ levels: Suitable for primary and secondary school students
Course duration: Three years
Entry requirements: None
Certifying Authorities: Universal Edu-Link Academy, in collaboration with Saito Academy
Teacher/learner ratio: 1:20
Course session: 2 hours per week (to be allocated flexibly)
Medium of instruction: English (*varies according to country)

It is Dino Art

  • Lively effect drawing skills (3D- advance)
  • Batik art coloring skills
  • clay and handcraft skills

4-17 Age Group

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Why children need DinoArt?

Creativity and art are a vital area of child development and communication.
In general, children at age 5 to 6 years old are ideal age to develop creativity and artistry as they are not conditioned in logical thinking at this stage and their fine motors skills are developing fast. Of course, it is never too late for any child to be exposed or trained at any age. Even adult can “re-learn” this artistic and creative ability.
Creativity is usually hidden and unintentional. A child with proper motors skills and thinking skills, can bring out their inner creativity visually so that they can be shared with parents or others as they understand, apprehend and appreciate.
A person, who paints, writes, composes, dances… thinks with his sense… Genuine art work requires organization which involves many and perhaps all of the cognitive operations known from theoretical thinking.

“Artistic activity is a form of reasoning, in which perceiving and thinking are indivisible, intertwined.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

DinoArt and Children Development

Over and over, many studies in the past two decades show that children who are exposed to art lessons while they are young become more imaginative, creative adults, and the importance of art and creativity in the development of children. (Please view appendix)
As you know, creativity is an essential part of intelligence, and is often used as a gauge for measuring IQ. And creative children make intelligent adult.
However, with increasing demands being placed upon schools, teachers and youth groups to educate our children in the three R’s, education in the art has been neglected in many areas of the country in favour of the “more important” or “more practical” subjects.
People need to understand that art education is important and in fact essential to form well-rounded adults. In the work field, people who are creative are much more likely to be success. Creativity allows for innovation, a vital characteristic in today’s challenging work field. To stay ahead in the work field, we must be able to initiate and adapt to change. Both of these qualities are impossible without creativity, which is best learned at an early age.
Do you still remember how great it felt when we were in grade school and drew or painted a picture of our house or a friend? Why did that feel good? Because we were tapping into that special place inside each of us that wants to create and express ourselves. Those were our creative skills flowing through our mind. Creativity is being discussed in almost every aspect: books, articles, television and radio programmes, and work place. Creative art can be used to teach reading, writing, history etc.
We need to get the word out to many parents and teachers that art is more than just art. The art is extremely important and very basic to the total learning experience. They are a means of self-expression: a way to communicate ideas, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and values. Some of the values we get from creative expression include self-discovery, self-reliance, and enthusiasm. We also learn to use our leisure time constructively.
Everyone has an imagination but DinoArt takes it a step further. Through art, children create something that, until that point, was only imagined. Thus, they create visual manifestations of abstract ideas.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Picasso

How DinoArt benefits children?

In DinoArt, children develop many important aspects of a child’s ability including but not limited to:

Mental development.

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres. Each hemisphere processes information differently. Reading, writing, arithmetic and science are all activities that are primarily controlled by the left hemisphere of the brain. This hemisphere is responsible for rational and analytical thought.
The right hemisphere of the brain controls imagination, visual and spatial perception. It is dominant in art, music, and physical movement.
Children learn best when both sides of their brains are stimulated. This occurs when the learning environment is both participatory and interactive.
However, our modern classroom does have the participatory side but it is sorely lacking in interactivity. Therefore, sending children for art enrichment programme, such as DinoArt is an option to bring interactivity into children’s life.

Arouse Intelligence Quotient ( IQ)

When our brain develops, it will stimulates our IQ by increasing the maturity of our mentality, improves reasoning and organizational skills.
The right hemisphere stimulation is crucial to the development of the “whole child”. Do not under estimate the importance of creativity, the ability to think abstractly (out of the box). The best thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs of our time have a healthy dose of right brain influence.
When creating an artistic work, whether it is a crayon drawing on a wall or a developed self-portrait, a child is learning to communicate visually. Maybe they are only drawing what happened that day (“she went to school in a car”), or maybe they are communicating something deeper (“I lost my turtle, Tubby”). Many times, children are only learning to experiment (“red paint and blue paint mixed together produce purple colour”) or learning how to properly use an art tool. However, the process of brain development during the thinking and delivering to their scribble, drawing, batik painting, or even clay are more than what we can see through rough eyes. Creativity in art is an important skill that is invaluable at school, work, and everyday life.

Unleash Cultural Quotient (CQ).

CQ is developed through cognitive, physical, and motivational. Where, cognitive includes the head, where, children learn about their own and other cultures and cultural diversity. Physical means, the body, where, children using their senses and adapt their movements and body language to blend in. Meanwhile, motivational means the emotions, where, by gaining rewards and strength from acceptance and success.
While children’s thinking skills, creativity, imagination, subconscious thinking skills, sensitivity and emotion, perceived ability, responsiveness, and performance ability improve, children will be able to explore and flexible in accommodating to something or any circumstances. They are able to restructure and link the conceived ideas. Children will also be able to have better understanding in visual, spatial, and perceptual tasks that are essential to the creative process. These factors increase their ability to focus on the task at hand which carries over into all areas of the child’s life.
Head: Multicultural art activities in DinoArt encourage the acceptance of others. Where, children can learn about other cultures in a safe and age-appropriate manner through the use of fun multicultural art activities. Whether it’s forming clay of Eiffel Tower or drawing the scenery of Hawaii beach, children can explore exciting faraway worlds together through engaging art.
Physical: Meanwhile, children will also improve their fine motor skill function. Whether children learning how to cut properly with scissors for the first time, learning how to draw, or attempting to control a paintbrush’s strokes on a drawing paper, a child can learn intricate fine motor skills through the art that are invaluable to future success.
Motivational: Where, in art, parents and teachers have to understand there is no right or wrong. In return, children should be praised for their effort since the beginning. Reason being, art are a way of self-expression, one’s creativity, and emotion. Find out the reason for their drawings, painting or even craft works. Why have they coloured the fish in pink and why is the lake black. In DinoArt, we do not restrict a child’s creativity and we do not limit their imagination. However, we will still give critique and comments on child’s work. However, we will do it in a positive and encouraging manner.

Achieve Adversity Quotient (AQ).

AQ is the most scientifically robust and widely used method in the world for measuring and strengthening human resilience. The AQ measures one’s ability to thrive during chaotic moments and make the most out of one’s IQ Where, AQ includes performance, productivity, innovation, agility, change, pace, problem-solving, determination, patience, optimism, engagement, morale, retention, energy, development, and leadership.
Creating art in DinoArt is a fine way for children to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what colour to use, how to make a line, what size to create a clay object. Where, for example, children want to recreate a happy memory visually. These thoughts may run through children’s head, “Should I use crayons, pencils, or magazine cut-outs? What kind of paper should I use? The glue is not working properly, what will work better? I ran out of purple colour, which two colours should I mix to get purple?” Art encourage basic and advanced problem-solving skills and the ability of children in adapting to changes in any circumstances.

Self-expression.

In DinoArt, children are encouraged for self-expression, where, a child expresses his/her happiness through a cheerful painting of flowers and sunshine, a misunderstood child communicates his/her frustration through a series of morose drawings, or a young cancer patient paints his/her visions of heaven. Each example shows a child learning to portray visually what cannot be said through words or actions. Self-expression is an important human trait manifested in the art.
Children who may be having difficulties in other part of their life or school curriculum may find an expressive outlet through art. It’s a way to uncover talent that may not be seen otherwise. Even psychologists agree with this. Why? Because art are more than just drawing and colouring. Art are expressions of creativity. Art is a means of communicating ideas, feelings, and solutions in a way other than verbally or written.
Meanwhile, it is also an effective form of therapy for troubled youth. Many times, when dealing with a child that exhibited uncontrollable anger, many psychologists will invite the child to draw their feelings on a piece of paper. The child may scribble out his/her emotions in bold strokes of dark colour. Abused and neglected children often express their experiences through art. Art therapy also aids in dealing with grief, depression, and abandonment issues.

Life enrichment.

Where, children are trained to be a leader by stimulating their self-expression through performance, increase confidence that carries over other areas, brings a sense of individuality and the importance of individual style, and, becomes much more carefree and humorous.
As children are confidence and self-assure with themselves, they tend to live a better life compare to those that doubt their own abilities. Meanwhile, through DinoArt’s requirement of discipline in art, and, the added fun and colours in life eventually helps to release stress. This also leads to children’s interest in other artistic endeavours.

DinoArt benefits

In DinoArt, children develop many important aspects of a child’s ability including but not limited to:

Mental development.

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres. Each hemisphere processes information differently. Reading, writing, arithmetic and science are all activities that are primarily controlled by the left hemisphere of the brain. This hemisphere is responsible for rational and analytical thought. The right hemisphere of the brain controls imagination, visual and spatial perception. It is dominant in art, music, and physical movement.
Children learn best when both sides of their brains are stimulated. This occurs when the learning environment is both participatory and interactive.
However, our modern classroom does have the participatory side but it is sorely lacking in interactivity. Therefore, sending children for art enrichment programme, such as DinoArt is an option to bring interactivity into children’s life.

Arouse Intelligence Quotient ( IQ).

When our brain develops, it will stimulates our IQ by increasing the maturity of our mentality, improves reasoning and organizational skills.
The right hemisphere stimulation is crucial to the development of the “whole child”. Do not under estimate the importance of creativity, the ability to think abstractly (out of the box). The best thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs of our time have a healthy dose of right brain influence.
When creating an artistic work, whether it is a crayon drawing on a wall or a developed self-portrait, a child is learning to communicate visually. Maybe they are only drawing what happened that day (“she went to school in a car”), or maybe they are communicating something deeper (“I lost my turtle, Tubby”). Many times, children are only learning to experiment (“red paint and blue paint mixed together produce purple colour”) or learning how to properly use an art tool. However, the process of brain development during the thinking and delivering to their scribble, drawing, batik painting, or even clay are more than what we can see through rough eyes. Creativity in art is an important skill that is invaluable at school, work, and everyday life.

Unleash Cultural Quotient (CQ).

CQ is developed through cognitive, physical, and motivational. Where, cognitive includes the head, where, children learn about their own and other cultures and cultural diversity. Physical means, the body, where, children using their senses and adapt their movements and body language to blend in. Meanwhile, motivational means the emotions, where, by gaining rewards and strength from acceptance and success.
While children’s thinking skills, creativity, imagination, subconscious thinking skills, sensitivity and emotion, perceived ability, responsiveness, and performance ability improve, children will be able to explore and flexible in accommodating to something or any circumstances. They are able to restructure and link the conceived ideas. Children will also be able to have better understanding in visual, spatial, and perceptual tasks that are essential to the creative process. These factors increase their ability to focus on the task at hand which carries over into all areas of the child’s life.
Head: Multicultural art activities in DinoArt encourage the acceptance of others. Where, children can learn about other cultures in a safe and age-appropriate manner through the use of fun multicultural art activities. Whether it’s forming clay of Eiffel Tower or drawing the scenery of Hawaii beach, children can explore exciting faraway worlds together through engaging art.
Physical: Meanwhile, children will also improve their fine motor skill function. Whether children learning how to cut properly with scissors for the first time, learning how to draw, or attempting to control a paintbrush’s strokes on a drawing paper, a child can learn intricate fine motor skills through the art that are invaluable to future success.
Motivational: Where, in art, parents and teachers have to understand there is no right or wrong. In return, children should be praised for their effort since the beginning. Reason being, art are a way of self-expression, one’s creativity, and emotion. Find out the reason for their drawings, painting or even craft works. Why have they coloured the fish in pink and why is the lake black. In DinoArt, we do not restrict a child’s creativity and we do not limit their imagination. However, we will still give critique and comments on child’s work. However, we will do it in a positive and encouraging manner.

Achieve Adversity Quotient (AQ).

AQ is the most scientifically robust and widely used method in the world for measuring and strengthening human resilience. The AQ measures one’s ability to thrive during chaotic moments and make the most out of one’s IQ Where, AQ includes performance, productivity, innovation, agility, change, pace, problem-solving, determination, patience, optimism, engagement, morale, retention, energy, development, and leadership.
Creating art in DinoArt is a fine way for children to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what colour to use, how to make a line, what size to create a clay object. Where, for example, children want to recreate a happy memory visually. These thoughts may run through children’s head, “Should I use crayons, pencils, or magazine cut-outs? What kind of paper should I use? The glue is not working properly, what will work better? I ran out of purple colour, which two colours should I mix to get purple?” Art encourage basic and advanced problem-solving skills and the ability of children in adapting to changes in any circumstances.

Self-expression.

In DinoArt, children are encouraged for self-expression, where, a child expresses his/her happiness through a cheerful painting of flowers and sunshine, a misunderstood child communicates his/her frustration through a series of morose drawings, or a young cancer patient paints his/her visions of heaven. Each example shows a child learning to portray visually what cannot be said through words or actions. Self-expression is an important human trait manifested in the art.
Children who may be having difficulties in other part of their life or school curriculum may find an expressive outlet through art. It’s a way to uncover talent that may not be seen otherwise. Even psychologists agree with this. Why? Because art are more than just drawing and colouring. Art are expressions of creativity. Art is a means of communicating ideas, feelings, and solutions in a way other than verbally or written.
Meanwhile, it is also an effective form of therapy for troubled youth. Many times, when dealing with a child that exhibited uncontrollable anger, many psychologists will invite the child to draw their feelings on a piece of paper. The child may scribble out his/her emotions in bold strokes of dark colour. Abused and neglected children often express their experiences through art. Art therapy also aids in dealing with grief, depression, and abandonment issues.

Life enrichment.

Where, children are trained to be a leader by stimulating their self-expression through performance, increase confidence that carries over other areas, brings a sense of individuality and the importance of individual style, and, becomes much more carefree and humorous.
As children are confidence and self-assure with themselves, they tend to live a better life compare to those that doubt their own abilities. Meanwhile, through Dino Art’s requirement of discipline in art, and, the added fun and colors in life eventually helps to release stress. This also leads to children’s interest in other artistic endeavours.

10 reasons to choose DinoArt

In brief, the 10 compelling reasons to pick DinoArt for children development are:

1. Creativity
Everyone has natural skills and telents. And it is possible to radically improve and boost them, even if the child only have a little natural talent. Creativity enables children to try out and benefit from new ideas, options and alternatives in any future career. Children learn to do things in new ways and literally profiting from thinking “out of the box”.

2. Perseverance
Perseverance is regulary stated as the single most important quality for any successful business person, sportsman, professional or individual. In fact, most well-known breakthroughs in life have been attributed to perseverance alone. And fortunately, art improve everyone’s perseverance. Children learnt to keep trying until they finish any task. And if something goes wrong, they simply persist by trying new ways and means.

3. Concentration
Similar to having perseverance, developing concentration is probably the second best quality any successful individual can have. Art will definately teach your child to focus on one specific task at hand and ignore other distractions. In short, concentrationw ill definitely improve.

4. Delayed gratification
Delaying gratification is an exceptionally important characteristic to reach meaningful long-term goals especially in future careers. Many studies have shown that lack of this characteristic continues even in adult life. People focus only on short term result and kaking it very difficult to reach meaningful long term goals. Therefore, without this quality, children will always want a result now.

5. Social interaction Art teach social interaction when working and interacting in smaller groups. Communication among friends is also improved.

6. Task completion
All art help children develop a sense of satisfaction on task completion. Not only is this ability important for scholastic performance, but you will also reap the benfits in adult life. Together with perseverance it eliminates giving up before a ask is completed or even being disracted to focus on other interesting things.

7. Planning
Many experts have emphatically stated that careful planning is the basis of all great achievements. Art also teaches children to follow a recipe or plan to completion, systematically and logically do things, and formulate new ideas and thoughts.

8. Expression of emotions
Experience teaches us that things do not always work out as planned. And most of us then find it hard to express our frustrations. But here is the most important part. Arts will surely go along way to teach expression of emotions. They learn to handle frustrations and to just keep on trying.

9. Openness
Many adults have great ideas and solutions to many problems. Yet, for fear of criticism few ever do anything with the ideas. This is sad and definitely avoidable. Parents and teachers can equip their children to effectively handle this problem. A great quality all art for children development is allowing and opening up for feedback, critique and comments. A vital, yet often lacking quality in those adults that never try out their ideas.

10. Self-image
Arts and craft imporve children’s self-image. Finding success in the other qualities, it is inevitable that some sense of self-worth rubsoff. Frankly, it is a quality that will do anyone’s self image and confidence a world of good.

What famous people say about art… (appendices)

1. According to Dr. Maria Montessori: artistic activity is a form of reasoning, in which perceiving and thinking are indivisible intertwined. A person who paints, writes, composes, dances… thinks with his sense…Genuine art work requires organization which involves many and perhaps all of the cognitive operations known from theoretical thinking.

2. According to Elliot Eisner (Lee Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University), there are 10 key lessons that art teach.

  • The art teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the art, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail. The art teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  • The art celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  • The art teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the art requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
  • The art make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
  • The art teach students that small differences can have large effects.
  • The art traffic in subtleties. The art teach students to think through and within a material.
  • All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
  • The art help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
  • The art enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
  • The art position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

In a ten-year national study by Shirley Brice Health of Stanford University, it was discovered that young people who are involved in highly effective non-school art-based community programmes in under-resourced communities, in comparison with a national sample of students were:

  • Four times more likely to win an academic award, such as being on the honour roll.
  • Eight times more likely to receive a community service award.
  • Three times more likely to win a school attendance award.
  • Four times more likely to participate in a math or science fair.
  • Likely to score higher on their SAT college admission test scores if they have been involved for more than four years of after-school art study.
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Q: What is Testing ?

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Q: When Do We Start Noticing The Benefits Of The Program?

A: On average, parents report improved skills after 2 to 3 levels of training that is 6 to 9 months. In many cases improvement will be obvious earlier on and in fewer cases later on. One thing worth knowing is that the benefits are a function of continuous practice, attending UCMAS weekly classes alone will not be enough to produce results.

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Mental development comes gradually by involving kids in mental challenges, increasing complexity, and reducing the time necessary for task completion. Time is a pillar in mental development to allow brain cells to grow and inter-connect; if we do not allow students enough time to understand and practice what is being learned then they will not improve; therefore, intensive UCMAS courses do not exist.

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A: UCMAS is not a math program. It is a mental development program that uses the "Abacus Mental Arithmetic" techniques as a tool for that development. So it doesn’t matter how well a student is already doing in math or not; our purpose is to develop the entire mind, not just math skills. The mental abilities and skills learnt at UCMAS can be applied to every aspect of one’s life.

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