International Competition China

International Competition 2019 – China!

This year, China is ready to host all of our international students at ALOHA’s biggest annual event.

We are preparing an unforgettable celebration. You can’t miss this! Registration will be open until 20th May, 2019

Step on it!

It’s easy to register for the event. You just have to follow some simple steps:

1. Invite your parents to our Competition.

2. Fill the Registration Form and send it to your ALOHA centre, or send it to info@alohama.com

3. Pay the fee in advance to confirm the registration.

4. Encourage other ALOHA students to attend.

5. Practice with enthusiasm every day. Remember you will be testing your skills with students from different countries.

6. Pack your bags!

* For further information, please contact ALOHA. Read original article here.

Guangzhou: 

Guangzhou, also known as Canton is the third largest city in China, is a vigorous and modern metropolis. Some important information:

  • It has one of China’s favorite amusement parks.
  • It has some of China’s tallest buildings: IFC Tower
  • Is great for its Cantonese cuisine
  • Is an historic province that was a major trading and export port during several epochs

You can explore its parks, temples, river fronts and markets. This city has the most incredible and unforgettable spaces to discover!

Foshan:

The name of the city means “Hill of Buddha” since 3 bronze sculptures of Buddha were unearthed in the nearby mountains in 628 B.C. It is a historic city with a modern face, as it is the third largest city in Guangdong province.

Also known as the hometown of the art of pottery, Cantonese opera and martial art. It has become a tourist city supported by its privileged geographic location, economic conditions and its great cultural achievements.

We share with you a summary of the beautiful places you can visit there. You will have lots of things to do in Guangzhou and Foshan:

Places to visit

  • The Ancestors’ Temple: Is the most famous place in Foshan, located in the main part of the Zumiao Road of the city. The temple covers an area of 3000 square meters.
  • Bruce Lee Ancestor’s House: Bruce Lee, a brilliant Chinese Kung Fu master and action movie star, made a great contribution to promoting Chinese martial arts and Kung Fu films. Bruce Lee’s Ancestor House became a tourist place for his martial arts lovers.
  • Qinghui Garden: is recognized as one of the four major gardens of Guangdong and ranked among the top ten greatest gardens of China. There are over 100 varieties of plants, including the purple bamboo trees, Chinese hollies and has an amazing collection of rare stones from all over the country.
  • Chimelong Paradise: is the largest amusement park in China and boast the 10 inversion Roller Coaster; the park currently contains more than 60 attractions. 

Gastronomy

Foshan is entitled as City of Gastronomy by UNESCO this is because Shunde District of Foshan, is considered the birthplace and home of Cantonese cuisine. People say that best Cantonese chefs are from Shunde. They are good at cooking fish and other animals in various recipes as well as making delicious desserts.

  • Yingji Yuntun Noodle: These noodles basically are prepared with fresh shrimp and egg. The noodle strip is thin, resistant and smooth texture when it comes into contact and enters the mouth.
  • Dumpling: Dumpling is a kind of Ravioli. It is a dish that consists of dough pieces wrapped around a filling (or without filling). It can be filled with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits or sweets.
  • Sweet bamboo shoot: This snack is steam made with fresh sweet bamboo shoot for main material. It contains higher nutrition, less sugar, low fat and the taste is awesome.

Lose no time! All the ALOHA students are invited to participate:

Venue: Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi, Foshan, China

Date: 20th July, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

Train your brain at Aloha Mind Math Canada

Harness the brain’s full potential at ALOHA

Let’s understand how our brain works!

The left and right hemispheres of the brain perform different functions and most people use one side more than the other. ALOHA Mind Math introduces techniques to stimulate the development of both hemispheres together and tap into that previously under-used potential.

The left hemisphere, or ‘logical side’, has the capacity for language, analysis, numeracy, theory and deduction.

The right hemisphere, or ‘creative side’, manages perception, emotion, imagination, communication, intuition and memory. The ALOHA Mental Math system helps to better integrate complex brain functioning to unleash potential and realize higher performance.

Children who eventually master this left/right brain harmony will rise to a phenomenal performance level which few of their peers can emulate.

Will this program help your child perform better in school?

Yes, unlike conventional programs, ALOHA program uses multi-sensory techniques that involve coordination of visual (eyes), auditory (ears), kinesthetic (motor memory) and tactile senses (touch) resulting in ‘whole brain training’.

It promotes clearer thinking, improved memory and focused listening – all using fun, brain exercising activities and games. ALOHA Mind Math works in consort with conventional learning for a much-improved academic result.


Note for parents

At Aloha Mind Math Canada, with the help of Abacus learning, we teach students the skills to quickly analyze and deliver answers to complex math problems within seconds. This help a child’s mental learning abilities, concentration power, and holistic development of the brain. Time is essential, get your child ahead of the race. You can enroll your child for mental math classes at Aloha. Register online here or call 604-597-8663 for more details.

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What is Abacus Learning?

The abacus is a tool invented by the Mesopotamians, and improved as a mathematical tool by the Greek scholar Tetramachus. It was used in China for more than 900 years as a mathematical instrument.

Abacus is an incredible tool not only for math calculation but the process of calculation also improves the overall performance of the human mind. ALOHA program use the abacus for teaching the basics of mental arithmetic and improving both right and left brain development which is one of the keys to the ALOHA methodology.

Benefits of Abacus Learning

  • Solving Math operations with Accuracy and speed
  • Ability to concentrate and pay attention
  • Creativity and visualization capacity
  • Listening and observational skills
  • Photographic memory and spatial orientation
  • Self-confidence
  • Analytical skills

ALOHA Mental Arithmetic utilizes the abacus as a fundamental learning element, for their universality and easy handling for children of all ages. Children start to do math operations with help of the abacus and gradually visualize the abacus while doing math operations mentally. With practice and achieving different levels in the program, kids are able to perform math operations (additions, subtraction, divisions, multiplications, square roots, powers, decimal operations, percentages and combined operations) with outstanding speed and with great accuracy, without a calculator or pencil and paper. With this process, the right hemisphere of the brain is stimulated (memory, imagination, concentration, abstraction, etc.), which contributes to the development of the brain.

ALOHA Mind Math stimulates analytical and creative abilities of children, contributing positively to the development of the two cerebral hemispheres (left and right) allowing children to improve their capacity for learning, concentration and observation.

Note for parents

At ALOHA Mind Math Canada, with the help of Abacus learning, we teach students the skills to quickly analyze and deliver answers to complex math problems within seconds. This help a child’s mental learning abilities, concentration power, and holistic development of the brain. Time is essential; get your child ahead of the race. You can enroll your child for mental math classes at Aloha. Register online here or call 604-597-8663 for more details.

Aloha Mind Math Canada Programs

Aloha Mind Math Programs – Tiny Tots & Kids

The “Tiny Tots” program designed for children aged 5-7. This program is divided into 10 levels, with a duration of 3-4 months for each level. Because this program is aimed at younger children, it is paced to be slower than our “kids” program, but out Tiny Tots finish at the same level as our students. Many parents prefer the Tiny Tots program because children’s minds are more adaptable and impressionable at this age.

The “Kids” program is designed for children aged 8-13. This program is divided into 8 levels, with a duration of 3-4 months for each level.

Activities

The ALOHA Mental Arithmetic program has different activities to ensure that children will have fun during class and at the same time keep an optimum attention level. Some activities that are part of the educational planning from ALOHA Mental Arithmetic are: Number dictation, speed test, calculus championship, timed test, games in pairs or groups, etc.

Schedule

In both our ‘kids’ and ‘tiny tots’ program, students attend two classes each week, once a week for 2 hours. Children are encouraged to practice at home with some 5-15 minutes take home exercises to improve their skills.

Courses

ALOHA Mental arithmetic offers two different educational courses according to the age of the children that are starting the program:

The difference between the courses is that Tiny Tots starts gradually since it is for smaller children. The first four levels of Tiny Tots equal the first two levels from Kids Course. The educational material used in class is different: Tiny Tots’ books have coloring, drawings and shapes while Kids’ books are focused in numbers. At the end of both courses, children can solve the same math facts with the same speed.

Tests

There is a test at the end of every level. Children must clear the test to gain admission to the next level.


Contact Aloha today to enroll for out Tiny Tots or Kids program. Call 1-844 88-ALOHA (25642)for more information.

Aloha Mind Math Canada - Franchise Opportunity

Aloha Mind Math Franchise: 7 Step Selection Process

Aloha Mind Math is offering franchise throughout Canada.

Aloha Mind Math is seeking first time and established entrepreneurs who wish to participate jointly in the development and growth of a business that has a requirement of Low Cost Investment and an opportunity of a reasonable profitability besides service to the community. Aloha Mind Math will provide all the elements necessary to ensure the correct implementation of the program in the area of exclusivity assigned to each franchisee.

Franchise Selection Process

  1. The candidate fills the franchise application in which he/she must specify its resources, motivations and skills for the acquisition of the franchise
  2. ALOHA Mental Arithmetic analyzes the franchise application in order to assess the suitability of the candidate.
  3. Candidates who pass the analysis phase maintain a telephone interview with the Expansion Department of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic. During this interview will clarify all questions that may arise by both the franchisee and the franchisor.
  4. ALOHA Mental Arithmetic performs an economic study to study the viability of the business in the area of interest.
  5. The selected maintain a personal interview which shall determine the granting of the franchise.
  6. Sending of pre-contractual information and the draft of the franchise contract. In this phase, ALOHA Mental Arithmetic may require documentation that may consider.
  7. Signing of the contract.

Own your own Aloha Mind Math Franchise

  • Low start up cost
  • Low operating expenses
  • Higher Income
  • Provides value to the society

Contact – Please fill out this online form to request your Aloha Mind Math Franchise Dossier or call 604-597-8663 today for more information!

 

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The Pros and Cons of New Year’s Resolutions for Children

New Year’s resolutions for children ages 5 to 12, when done well, can be a positive experience. However, if done poorly, they can set up a child to feel disappointed and inadequate, according to mother of three and family therapist Michele Southworth of the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia PA. Unkept New Year’s resolutions can be even more demotivating for kids, than they can be for adults. “New Year’s resolutions are hard enough for adults. Let’s not model for our children the feelings of making a promise to change that, by February 1, they’ve forgotten or failed; let’s not set up our kids to have that  experience,” said Ms. Southworth.

Resolutions can Help Teach your Children about the Decision-Making Process

According to Ms. Southworth, resolutions can be looked at as laying the groundwork to help children learn about the decision-making process and, when achieved, can build confidence for many kids. They can be an opportunity to help children learn how to set realistic goals, and to spearhead a discussion on realistic thinking. Parents and children can have a very fruitful conversation – how to go about making choices for yourself, and being responsible for your own success and how having goals can be helpful in life. “Achieving a New Year’s resolution can help children develop a sense of self, and of being a capable person. It can help them learn to make a decision, to evaluate it, and then to make it happen,” Ms. Southworth said. “These are work-related skills that can have a lot of value over time, but they are most effective when there is no parental pressure, and when the goals are realistic and internally-driven,” she added.

Two Concerns to Watch for When Setting New Year’s Resolutions with Kids

Parents need to guide children in a reality-based discussion that is supportive in helping a child develop the skills to make decisions. “There needs to be a balance between setting realistic, achievable goals and perhaps pushing themselves a bit to reach them, rather than feeling parental pressure to do so,” Ms. Southworh said.

Resolutions Need to Come from the Child, not the Parents

“One thing to definitely watch for is parents suggesting or setting goals for kids, rather than the child selecting a goal for him or herself,” said Southworth. For example, if a child says, “I don’t know what I should pick as a resolution,” a parent suggesting, “Wouldn’t it be great if your New Year’s resolution was to lose some weight,” is loaded with problems. “Parents should not try and sell their own ideas of a resolution to the kids. Adults need to be very clear whose goal it is,” she added. Externally-motivated resolutions can set up destructive habit patterns of pleasing others at the expense of one’s own needs, and a feeling of failure, even though the goal was not something they really wanted. If parents wish the child would pick a resolution like, “I will get my homework done on time,” the parent should really think of making their OWN resolution instead along the lines of, “I find ways to make it easier for my child to get his/her homework done on time this year,” and let the child select something of his/her own desires.

Resolutions for Children Younger than 10

“Most kids under 10 don’t really have enough of a sense of time or managing themselves for resolutions to really work,” according to Ms. Southworth. To increase the potential for success for children under 10 pick very simple and achievable goals. Recognize that for your child to be successful, parental involvement may be required. With young children, you might think about a one-time goal, or something that can be repeated monthly, rather than a longer, broader goal. One resolution is more than enough for most children.

How to Start a Conversation about New Year’s Resolutions

Ms. Southworth suggested a conversation starter such as: with the new year coming up, some people choose to create a New Year’s resolution to help them make changes in the coming year. “Is there anything that you would like to be doing differently this year? Or something you want to learn to do, or to do more of, or less of than you’ve been doing?” The younger the child, the simpler the resolution should be.

If the child picks a wildly unreachable goal parents can talk them through the decision process, “Let’s think how complicated or not that goal is – what’s going to be involved in your doing that?” Without squashing their enthusiasm, adults can talk through the mechanics – asking, “How hard will it be to do that?” said Ms. Southworth. You can talk about how aiming very high can help them push their boundaries and achieve more than they thought, but that setting a goal too high can leave them frustrated and disappointed if they end up not achieving it.

Resolutions for an Older or more Mature for their Age Child

Another thing to discuss with older children is to ask how will the child know if they succeeded, how can they measure how well they did? Again, without adding pressure. Ms. Southworth suggested that giving incentives if they follow through on a resolution is usually not effective. Is the child doing the resolution because of an internal motivation or only for the reward? Incentives can also lead to more pressure around the resolution than is good for kids.


One of the goals of ALOHA Mind Math’s programs is to build confidence in our students. We hope this article helps you decide if New Year’s resolutions can help build your child’s confidence or not, and if so, how to go about it constructively.

Read original article here.


Note for parents

At Aloha Mind Math Canada, with the help of Abacus learning, we teach students the skills to quickly analyze and deliver answers to complex math problems within seconds. This help a child’s mental learning abilities, concentration power, and holistic development of the brain. Time is essential, get your child ahead of the race. You can enroll your child for mental math classes at Aloha. Register online here or call 604-597-8663 for more details.

Benefits of Student Volunteering

Benefits Of Volunteering For Students

Getting involved in volunteering activities form a young age can reap in huge benefits on the overall development. Volunteering inculcates a sense of purpose and commitment in their life. There are various reasons why students should volunteer while they still go to school.

Invaluable Experience

Volunteering helps you gain invaluable work experience other than just finishing off your assignments and getting good grades. This gets you ahead of the pack by a long margin. There are a lot of volunteering opportunities for students which helps in developing social, technical and soft skills that is required in the job market today.

Enhanced Resume

How often have you noticed the need of work experience even with entry-level job postings? Employers prefer work experience from a candidate before hiring them. What if you don’t have that work experience? You must start somewhere! Volunteer experience comes to the rescue. Having a volunteering experience before you graduate school can work wonders for your profile and can add a great deal of substance to your resume.

Networking Opportunities

With the competition so fierce, it is a given that only skill and knowledge does not get you through. Networking and people skills play a very important role towards your path to success. It is a connected world. Do you know most jobs are filled within the inside network or recommendations? Volunteering helps you make those worthy connections at a professional level and you also make some great friends along the way.

Social Skills

More often, the most valuable lessons are taught outside the classroom. You learn these lessons through life experiences. Volunteering lets you gain these invaluable life experiences at various stages. Helping the community, rooting for a cause, opening to new opportunities, getting into unexplored ventures are some of the experience which you come across while you volunteer. A hands-on experience surely helps you to develop your social skills at a higher level.

Community Involvement

What social causes do you feel strongly about? What can you do to help? These are some of the basic questions you want to ask yourself before deciding where you want to volunteer at. Is it the environment, education, sports, NGO work, or events? Make your pick wisely because you will only enjoy volunteer work if you truly believe in what you are doing.


Note for Parents: At Aloha Mind Math Canada we provide Aloha graduates and students an opportunity to participate in volunteer work at all Aloha centers. Apart from the work experience they gain while conducting classes, marking papers, maintaining daily logs etc. this volunteering experience also allows them to accumulate important volunteering hours, volunteering certificate and a letter of recommendation. For more information on our programs and current volunteer opportunities please contact 604-597-8663 or fill out your contact information here.

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Motivation – Key To Learning New Skills!

One who finds a way to keep them motivated is more likely to achieve greater success in life. Learning and motivation go hand in hand.

The society we live in has set its certain boundaries and routines which one is expected to follow; going to school, passing your grades, following the timetable etc. are few of those routines which you are accustomed to. However, the challenge arises when you are pushed out of your comfort zone while learning a new skill. But if you keep yourself motivated enough, you can surely sail through with the wind on your side.

So, how to keep you motivated to learn a new skill and keep yourself going?

Find A Mentor

Follow the greats in the field. Study how they work and try to grasp all you can from them. It is always a good idea to find a mentor who you can trust and who can guide you with whatever problems you might be facing. It can be your school teacher, someone from your family, your friend or someone who you know. It is important that they have their best interest in you and your success. When you are down, they will help motivate you. Choose wisely!

Practice Practically

See how you can implement what you have learnt in your practical life. For example, the skills acquired at Aloha Mind Math will definitely help you calculate faster in your mind without the help of any calculator, but what is the point of learning the skill if you can’t help your mom cross check her grocery bill? Or if you can’t help your dad when he is setting his accounts? Life is full of situations where you can make use of what you have learnt. To keep yourself motivated, you need to trace them and implement what you have learnt.

Teach What You Have Learnt

To keep the interest alive while you continue to learn the new skill set, you can try teaching what you have learnt to someone else. This will give you an entirely new perspective towards it. You will find out the nuances and all the complex theories will suddenly make sense to you. And guess what, you will have a whole lot of questions to ask your mentor the next day! Say, you are learning a new language; reading the book will be boring to you, but if you try to talk to someone in that language, things will get interesting for sure. Sounds fun right? Try for yourself.

Test Yourself

Testing yourself before anyone else tests you out is crucial. This will help you realize where you stand and you can then adjust your approach towards it. Find out your strengths to build it further and your weaknesses in order to work towards it. Self-evaluation will help you keep motivated and allow yourself to master the skill that you have taken up.

We are sure that if you have read this far, you are motivated enough to go get the ball rolling!

 


Note For Parents

Aloha Mind Math, Canada focuses on a completely new set of skill – Mental Math! Yes, students get to learn the proven Abacus Mental Math Learning Skill where they can calculate complex math problems quickly in their mind. It works wonders towards the development of a child’s brain and it also increases their focus, learning power, concentration power and confidence. Call 604-597-8663 for questions on the programs and admissions. Or submit an online request here. Aloha Mind Math staff will get back to you with details.

Learn Time Management Skills at Aloha Mind Math Canada.

Importance of Time Management for Students

Gone are the days when time used to be a liberal commodity. When you could sit for hours under the stars or you could play ball with your friends till eternity and still managed to get your homework done. Time Management is an essential life skill which plays a very important role not only in a student’s life but also in general, for everyone.

We still get 24 hours a day, so what is it that it makes us feel like there is never enough time?

Competitiveness.

In today’s age, competition is fierce. And young kids and students face the music like never before. It is not enough to ace your exams, it is equally important to participate in extracurricular activities such as playing a sport, painting, swimming and so on. The stakes are high if you want to climb the social ladder.

For students, it is imperative that you manage your time well enough to accommodate all that you want to achieve within the stipulated time without damaging your physical or mental endurance. It is also important to get into the habit of time management from a young age because hey, if you think that you are busy now, mind you, you will be even busier later in life.

It’s about time that you start managing your time! Here are some tips:

Plan

Planning is key. Everybody in this world gets the same amount of time. It is up to you to decide what you want to do with it. Making a list of things to do is a very good start. Keep a calendar handy, jot down your schedule, classes, assignments and project due dates. You can then prioritize based on their importance, ease and relevance.

Set Goals

Always work with a goal in mind. Set your short-term goals and long-term goals. The timeline should always be clear on when you want to be able to achieve these goals. Analyze your rout towards your goal periodically and make modifications if required. You will always come up with hindrances, but make sure you don’t lose focus.

Do not Procrastinate

Procrastination can be a major obstacle towards achieving your goals in time. Try not to get into the habit of postponing things which can easily be done at that time. One of the ways to avoid procrastination is to break the big task into smaller tasks which will be easier to get done with. Keeping organized and setting up meaningful goals also help.

Avoid Distractions

Avoid that unnecessary phone call, the one more round of video game, the binge eating, that TV series and everything that can be a distraction. These distractions do not seem much of a big deal but in the long run, it highly affects your ability to manage your time.

Balance

Maintaining a balance between your academic tasks (homework, assignment, projects); social tasks (friends, family fun) and general tasks (food, sleep health) is very important. Once you have a balance with these, you will certainly be successful in life!


Note for parents

At Aloha Mind Math Canada, with the help of Abacus learning, we teach students the skills to quickly analyze and deliver answers to complex math problems within seconds. This help a child’s mental learning abilities, concentration power, and holistic development of the brain. Time is essential, get your child ahead of the race. You can enroll your child for mental math classes at Aloha. Register online here or call 604-597-8663 for more details.

 

Aoha Mind Math Brampton

Aloha Mind Math Brampton to Host Mental Math Competition in August

WHAT?

Mental Math Competition

WHEN?

August 23, 2018.

WHERE?

Aloha Mind Math

375 Howden Blvd

Brampton, Ontario

Aloha Mind Math Brampton is getting ready to host its first Mental Math competition on August 23, 2018. Students can showcase their skills acquired during their training at Aloha Mind Math. Come, witness for yourself what Aloha means to these children.

Hope to see you there!

Call 905-454-3666 or visit https://www.facebook.com/alohabrampton for more information on the competition.


Aloha Mind Math Canada’s Mental Arithmetic Program is an accredited international training program for children in the age group of 5-13 years to enhance their learning abilities and develop mathematical skills. It aims at stimulating both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which assists in making the child’s thinking more efficient and effective. Children who have completed this course have demonstrated greater ConcentrationListening Ability, and Analytical Skills, aside from immense mathematical improvement.

Contact Aloha today to Empower your child!