About the Author

About the Author

Date: June 5, 2013 Author: admin Categories: About the Author

Author

Leonid Yakovlevich Bereslavsky

The author of the Method of Early Intellectual Education of Children was born in 1940, is married, and has two children. He has a Doctorate in Philosophy, and is a Professor.

 

He is an active member of theAcademyofInvention, and a member of the International Academy of Authors of Scientific Discoveries and Inventions.

 

He is the author of 110 works in the field of physics, and the technology of semiconductors, as well as educational games for children. He has authored over forty publications in both the Russian and international press.

 

He has produced 28 books and albums (“The Childhood of Intellect,” “Let’s Learn to Act in Our Mind,” “The Alphabet of Logic,” “Developing Our Memory,” “Things to Memorise,” “Contemporary Methods of Play to Develop the Intellect”) with over 200 000 copies published.

 

He has a certificate from the International Association of Pedagogues associated with UNESCO and UNICEF.

 

He is a “Master of Sport” in Chess.

 

From 1962 through 1991, Leonid Bereslavsky worked in the electronics industry.  He worked his way up from Engineer to Executive Specialist, and then Chief Technologist.

 

The possibility of the early development of children, and the timely and effective development of a human being’s intellectual capacities became interests of the author with the birth of his own children, despite the fact that almost no materials on early development existed at the time. The author decided to set the objective for himself of developing a methodology of early intellectual development, and to open Centres for children of 1,5 years and older utilising his technique.

 

It all began with the “glowing” board, which was meant to function as an emotional bridge between the pedagogue and the child.  It required ten years of work with leading specialists from the electronics industry to create an electronic device for intellectual training which was capable of providing over 80 games and play-exercises for children over 1,5 years of age. From 1986 through 1996, 11 different simulators were constructed, of which only three models were used (For children from 1,5 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years, and 5 to 8 years), which guaranteed versatility, and entertainment as part of the process.

 

At that same time, the author created a set of methodological reusable cards, and a system of exercises for the development of attention span, memory, and thinking. As a result, these cards became an important part of the lessons.

 

In 1990, Bereslavsky published a journal called “Wizard of the Mind,” in which he offered exercises for children over 2,5 years old, as well as crossword puzzles and descriptions of his methodology.

 

From 1995 through 1998, he created and integrated a chess course for children over 3,5 years of age, which is currently enjoying great success.

 

From 1992 through 2002, he has been opening Centres for Early Intellectual Development, in which children over the age of 1,5 years are educated using his Method.  Six Centres are in operation today.

 

From 1994 through 2011, Bereslavsky has conducted over 120 seminars inRussia, Spain, the United States ,Switzerland and Israel.

 

In 2011 and 2012, two books were published by students of the author: “Mischievous Roads,” and “Smart Steps.”

 

The lessons as they exist today should not be considered as dogma. Rather, their development continues, with the author and his own students working on, and perfecting new subjects, exercises, and games for children from 1,5 years of age and up.

 

Leonid Bereslavsky has a grown son, Mikhail, who is a two-time Champion of Moscow in chess, and a Champion of Russia as well. Together, they have written two books: “1000 Questions for the Chess Player,” (M. Astrel’ 2003) and “Chess for Boys” (2001).