Tuesday, 29 January 2013

On 23rd /24th of January, a new group of Children Massaging Children facilitators  were trained at Wellpark College in Albany . Welcome to our CMC family!  Also, congratulations to Yoka and  Reah for upgrading your instructor’s level. We plan to significantly increase the number of children receiving CMC  in primary schools , after school and holiday programmes in New Zealand  this  year. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Touch for blind children

On the 14 of January I had the great pleasure to listen to an introductory presentation by Prof. Boguslaw Marek, from Lublin University in Poland who visited Auckland to present his lectures during the 2013 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment. Touch which we perceive as a tool for building attachment bonding and empathy plays a very important role in the cognitive development of a blind person. Development of these simple looking toys takes a lot of time, and have a significant effect towards a blind persons development.