Kids Creativity

A Japanese Method to Develop Creativity in Kids

Japanese people are known for their intelligence, politeness, and wellness. Why is this nation so unique and different from the rest of the world? It seems we’ve found the answer – they have an incredibly cool education system and unique teaching methods! There is a unique method in Japanese schools for developing creativity in kids. We believe that the whole world needs to adopt it! It’s called “Nameless paints.” In this video, we’ll tell you how it works. Watch till the end – there is a small but brilliant bonus for you.

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“Nameless paints” 0:34
Manners before knowledge 2:58
The academic year starts on April 1st 3:33
Students clean their school themselves 4:18
School lunch is provided on a standardized menu 4:59
After-school workshops are very popular 5:32
Students learn Japanese calligraphy and poetry 6:15
Students have to wear school uniform 6:50
The school attendance rate is about 99.99% 7:23
A single test decides the students’ futures 7:55
College years are the best ’holidays’ in life 8:32

– “Nameless paints” includes ten tubes that don’t have color names such as “yellow,” “blue,” or “green.” Instead, there are only spots of a particular color or colors on each tube. As you can see, the spots are also different sizes.
– In Japanese schools, students don’t take any exams until they reach grade four (the age of 10). The goal for the first three years of school is not to judge the child’s knowledge, but to establish good manners and to develop their character.
– While most schools in the world begin their academic year in September or October, in Japan, it is April that marks the start of the academic and business calendar. The first day of school often coincides with one of the most beautiful natural phenomena — the time of cherry blossom.
– In Japanese schools, students have to clean the classrooms, cafeterias, and even toilets all by themselves. Most Japanese schools do not employ janitors or custodians.
– All classmates eat in their classroom together with the teacher. This helps build positive teacher-student relationships.
– To get into a good junior high school, most Japanese students enter a preparatory school or attend private after-school workshops.
– Japanese calligraphy, or Shodo, involves dipping a bamboo brush in ink and using it to write hieroglyphs on rice paper.
– While some schools have their attire, traditional Japanese school uniform consists of a military style for boys and a sailor outfit for girls.
– At the end of high school, Japanese students have to take an exam that determines their future. A student can choose one college they would like to go to, and that college has a particular score requirement.
– Having gone through ‘examination hell,’ Japanese students usually take a little break. In this country, college is often considered the best years of a person’s life. Sometimes, Japanese people call this period a ‘vacation’ before work.

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