Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tenderness Inspire Tamariki Oriori (TITO)

Tito is a 4 week course to compose a song , lullaby or invent a story for your child, grandchild, inner-child, in order to create a message/mantra for the future generations. The whole process is designed by Iris Haeusermann Davis and Ojasvin Kingi Davis and is based on Maori culture and tradition .  Whanau Marama Parenting Programme donated premises for our Monday evening learning.
Pure poetry and spiritual bliss – thank you to the creator of the program Iris and Ojasvin, and sponsors  Elizabeth Cameron and Steve Taylor  to make it happen

I ruia mai I rangiatea Matariki, Tamariki......
The star seeds within the cosmos
From the Pleiades come the children of God.....

The result of TITO workshop, and Eva's Orior for Granddaughter Hanisia

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The woman who changed her brain - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young lecture

A packed theater at AUT, with an audience from all over NZ, listened to Barbara speak about her book and her work with the Arrowsmith Program, a cognitive exercise programme for children with learning disabilities that is in more than 40 schools worldwide, including  Australia and one in New Zealand.
The Arrowsmith Program is founded on neuroscience research and over 30 years of experience demonstrating that it is possible for students to strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions through a program of specific cognitive exercises.
More about the programme at :
Barbara agreed with Eva that sensory stimulation – building secure attachment programmes in early childhood is very helpful and can  decrease and  prevent cognitive learning difficulties in school.