Using SHICHIDA at Home
2. What are the prices for the available plans?
Monthly subscription: USD $29.95/month
6-month subscription: USD $143.70/6 months (20% Off)
New subscribers are eligible for a month-long free trial of SHICHIDA at Home. Users are automatically billed every month for the monthly subscription and every 6 months for the 6-month subscription.
3. What do I get with a SHICHIDA at Home subscription?
Every subscription comes with a 30-page workbook and a video subscription of 4 videos per month.
Videos are available for streaming on our members-only portal and can be accessed with an internet connection. Please note that videos are only available to stream during the period of subscription and the video file is not available for download.
The SHICHIDA at Home workbook is available for download, and it is recommended that parents print out the workbook for each corresponding episode.
4. Is SHICHIDA at Home available in my country?
SHICHIDA at Home is available in most countries.
Countries where SHICHIDA at Home is restricted:
- China (including Hong Kong)
We apologize if SHICHIDA at Home is not currently available in your present country of residence. If you are interested in the SHICHIDA program, please kindly contact your local SHICHIDA office.
5. At what age group should my child start?
We believe in providing age-appropriate lessons that will maximize your child’s learning experience. The most suitable level for your child will be determined when you sign up for SHICHIDA at Home.
We currently offer 5 educational levels:
- Momo (1 yr+)
- Kuri (2 yrs+)
- Mika (3 yrs+)
- Pepe (4 yrs+)
- Tilly (5 yrs+)
6. Do you have a program suitable for children above the age of 4.5 years old?
The Tilly series can also be done by children who are older than 4.5 years old if they have little or no prior experience with the SHICHIDA program.
7. Can I sign up more than one child for SHICHIDA at Home?
Yes, you can. Each child’s profile is linked to a unique email address, so if you are registering your second child, please do so with a different email address from here.
Please note that SHICHIDA at Home is a subscription-based product, and you will continue to have access to your SHICHIDA at Home content if you remain subscribed. For a more in-depth explanation, read more under the technical issues FAQs.
8. Can I have access to a different level of the SHICHIDA at Home program?
The course levels have been designed according to the SHICHIDA Method to be age appropriate. If you find that the assigned level is too easy or too challenging for your child, please contact us through ‘HELP’ on the membership site and we will be in touch within 2 working days.
Please note that if we are to change the course level for your account, you will lose access to the previously assigned level.
9. Can SHICHIDA at Home replace a SHICHIDA class?
SHICHIDA at Home is not designed to replace face-to-face classes at physical SHICHIDA Centres. SHICHIDA at Home extends children’s SHICHIDA learning experience into their home environment and offers a SHICHIDA Method experience for those who do not have access to a physical SHICHIDA Centre.
10. How often should we watch the SHICHIDA at Home videos and do the Workbook activities?
Set aside time at least once a week to watch a video and do the Workbook activities. The more frequently you use SHICHIDA at Home, the better and faster you will see results with your child.
There is no harm is using SHICHIDA at Home many times per week, but keep in mind that quality is more important than quantity. It’s important to make sure that your child is enjoying their learning time and SHICHIDA at Home’s effectiveness diminishes the less your child is engaged with the program.
11. Should I be worried about the amount of screen time my child is exposed to?
All videos have a duration of approximately 15 – 20 minutes as our team has taken into consideration the length of screen time for young learners. All videos can also be paused and re-watched.
12. What happens when I complete the SHICHIDA at Home program at the Tilly 6 level?
Tilly 6 is the last module for the SHICHIDA at Home program.
If you started SHICHIDA at Home from the first level, Momo 1 – Congratulations, you have completed the SHICHIDA at Home program! You will gain access to our special song playlists if you are not already subscribed to the six-month subscription, and you will be able to retrieve all SHICHIDA at Home content as long as you continue to stay subscribed.
If you started SHICHIDA at Home from an intermediate level, you will continue to receive 4 new videos monthly from the levels you were not subscribed to, and gain access to our special song playlist if you are not already subscribed to the six-month subscription.
13. How do I sign up for in-person classes?
SHICHIDA at Home is an online subscription program for children. If you are interested in face-to-face classes, please contact your nearest Shichida centre for class availabilities.
14. What happens if I cancel my subscription with SHICHIDA at Home?
Once you cancel your subscription with SHICHIDA at Home, you will no longer have access to SHICHIDA at Home content after the end of your billing cycle.
1. I can’t access my account. How do I reset my password?
You can reset your password by clicking on “Forgot Password” on the login page of the membership site. An email will be sent to the email address associated with your account and you can reset your password following the instructions in the email. Please note that the link to reset your password will expire in 24 hours.
If the email does not appear in your inbox within five minutes of submitting the sign-up form, please check your spam and junk inboxes. If you are unable to reset your password, please contact us.
2. How fast does my internet need to be?
The minimum required connection speed is 0.5 MB/s, but a faster connection is recommended for improved video quality. We suggest a connection of 5 MB/s and above for HD and Ultra HD quality.
3. How do I access the SHICHIDA at Home videos?
Log in to the SHICHIDA at Home portal through either a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Scroll down and click on the level you would like to watch. You can access the list of available episodes from there.
Recommended browsers are Google Chrome are Mozilla Firefox.
4. Can I cast SHICHIDA at Home videos on other devices?
SHICHIDA at Home can be cast onto Smart TVs, iPhones, and iPads. Please refer to Google support or Apple support for more information.
5. Is there a limit to the number of times I can watch SHICHIDA at Home videos?
No, there is no limit within the allocated period of the subscription.
6. Will I continue to have access to past videos?
All videos you have subscribed to will remain available for viewing with an active account. 4 new videos will be released each billing month and our special song playlists will be available for viewing once all levels have been completed.
As a new SHICHIDA at Home subscriber, you will start off with one level (four videos) and start to accumulate content from there. You will regain access to previous age levels if you resubscribe with us using the same email account. You can also gain immediate access to our song playlist library if you upgrade to the six-month subscription.
7. Can SHICHIDA at Home be streamed internationally?
Other than in countries where SHICHIDA at Home is restricted, our videos can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.
Please note that SHICHIDA at Home videos are hosted on Vimeo. While a Vimeo account is not required, access to Vimeo is.
Data charges may be imposed by your service provider.
8. How do I know if I have successfully registered my account?
A registration email will be sent to the email address you provided at sign-up. This email will lead you to create a password for your SHICHIDA at Home account. Once you have successfully completed the registration, you will be able to log into the membership portal and begin the SHICHIDA at Home program.
If the registration email does not appear in your inbox within five minutes of submitting the sign-up form, please check your spam and junk inboxes. If you continue to have issues, you can use the Forgot Password link on this page or get in touch with us.
9. The videos are in Japanese, how do I change the language to English?
All SHICHIDA at Home videos are recorded in English. The only exceptions are the “Hello Song” and “Goodbye Song” that start and end each video. These greeting songs are unique to the SHICHIDA program and are used in all videos and SHICHIDA centres worldwide.
Account and Billing
1. How do I update my payment details?
After logging in to the portal, go to ‘My Account’ and click on ‘Update my Credit Card’.
2. When will I be billed every month?
Your first payment will be processed when you sign up. All future debit deductions will occur on the same day every following month.
3. Can I change my subscription?
Yes, you can upgrade or downgrade your subscription tier at any time on the ‘My Account’ page in the membership portal.
*Please note that payment will be charged on the day of the subscription change. The monthly payment date for your subscription will subsequently be renewed accordingly.
4. How do I cancel my subscription?
After logging into the portal, go to ‘My Account’ and press ‘Cancel Subscription’.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. Your access to the membership portal and our video content will still be valid until the end of the billing month. You can re-enable your membership at any time by re-subscribing from the ‘My Account’ page. Should you re-enable your membership, you will have access to the last level of videos you were subscribed to.
Please note that you must cancel your subscription at least 48 hours before the next billing date. If you fail to do so, you will continue to be charged for the following billing month.
The SHICHIDA Method
1. What is SHICHIDA at Home?
SHICHIDA at Home is a condensed version of in-person SHICHIDA classes. While it is not a replacement for SHICHIDA classes, it is a good alternative for students and parents who are unable to attend an in-person SHICHIDA class.
The SHICHIDA at Home program takes key features of in-person SHICHIDA lessons and turns it into an online program that a parent can do at home with their child without much preparation or pre-knowledge of the SHICHIDA Method.
2. What is the SHICHIDA Method?
The SHICHIDA Method is an early learning pathway that originated in Japan. It was founded by award-winning author and Doctor of Education, Professor Makoto Shichida, who also specialized in brain development throughout children’s formative years.
In face-to-face classes, the SHICHIDA Method of Education is delivered once a week, with each session lasting 50 minutes. The classes are educational, engaging, and fun while still preparing your child for school and developing a love of learning.
Our advanced early learning program develops the whole brain, which improves memory, language proficiency, an understanding of numeracy and literacy, critical thinking and so much more!
3. How does SHICHIDA at Home work?
SHICHIDA at Home is a progressive and stimulating early education program designed to grow with your child. Parents can choose between a monthly or bi-annually recurring subscription program that includes SHICHIDA at Home Workbooks and a new age-specific video for every week you are subscribed!
SHICHIDA products and toys can also be purchased to further supplement this course.
4. What is the difference between Shichida at Home and a physical Shichida lesson?
Traditional classroom lessons are 50 minutes long while SHICHIDA at Home sessions last 15-20 minutes. All activities are based on the same method and values.
5. Who created SHICHIDA at Home?
A team of passionate early childhood teachers from Shichida Australia has worked closely with Shichida Educational Institute Japan (SEI) to produce SHICHIDA at Home.
6. Is SHICHIDA at Home sufficient stimulation for my child?
We recommend signing up for SHICHIDA classes if you have access to a SHICHIDA Centre. In-person SHICHIDA classes are the most ideal form of experiencing the SHICHIDA program and are designed to complement the SHICHIDA at Home program.
7. When will I see the benefits of the program?
Every child is born with their own innate potential and will develop different skills and strengths at different rates. This cannot be predicted.
The SHICHIDA program works to draw out each child’s innate potential by placing them in a loving a pressure-free environment that focuses on the child’s connection to their parent and their enjoyment of lessons together. Children grow and improve easily and rapidly in their own time.
8. As a parent, what is expected of me in terms of participation?
The SHICHIDA Method of Education strongly believes in the engagement of parents in their child’s learning and development. Here at SHICHIDA, we work alongside the parent to guide their child through learning and life.
Research suggests that it is the connection and ongoing parental engagement in a child’s environment that is crucial to a child’s development and achievements. It is imperative that parents watch the videos and work on the workbook alongside their child for the best results.