The size of the Genius Notebook (A4+) helps students focus better with great ease, since it minimizes distractions in their workspace during study time. The notebook is designed so that the line for writing is the lighter line, evoking depth of consciousness, while the lines for spacing are blue, evoking prominence. The combination of the two shades of color creates a perfect contrast between the lines for writing and the lines for spacing, which helps the brain focus easily and promotes clear, neat handwriting.
The fact that the size of the paper in the Genius Notebook is slightly larger than A4 is very significant, both in terms of preventing distractions as the student writes at their desk, and in terms of the student’s ability to express their thoughts in a broad manner. The large page helps “dissuade” students from paying attention to distractions in their workspace, while also encouraging them to write with ease, which directly influences their cognition and promotes “thinking big.”
The results observed over 15 years of use of the Genius Notebook show that a larger writing space significantly improves the student’s ability to express their thoughts in writing, which contributes to cognitive creativity and broader thinking, without cutting off or harming the didactic sequence. In this way, the Genius Notebook solves the problem currently prevalent when small notebook pages are used, as they do not encourage the student’s cognitive expression and even hold students back from fully expressing themselves in writing.
The visual space perception of a piece of paper, all over the world, is A4 and not A5 (the size of a small notebook page). The notion that a child is unable to deal with an A4-sized notebook is an illusion that has become widespread among the public. It is important for us to remember that a child is like a sponge. They will grow and develop with the tools that we provide for them, and so it is important to indeed give them those tools starting at a young age.