News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Brain Awareness Week: A good start can make a big difference

14 March 2014

Brain Awareness Week: A good start can make a big difference

This week is Brain Awareness Week and GymbaROO Wellington says getting very young children off to a good start with the right activities can kick start their neurological development and help brighten their futures.

“There is a mountain of evidence now that the positive benefits of singing, dancing, massage, playing simple musical instruments, climbing on purpose built circuit equipment and similar activities respectful of their developmental stages/ages can really help in terms of babies’ pre-school neurological growth,” says co-owner and teacher, Malcolm Aitken.

“The children and parents/carers who participate in GymbaROO, including its baby stream, BabyROO, are standing on the shoulders of giants in terms of the cutting edge neurological research, the evidence base and the expert development of the GymbaROO programme that has occurred over the past few decades. The time commitment is just one weekly 45 minute session and participating families can also benefit from hours’ worth of games at home that they learn about at GymbaROO.

“We are holding free classes for babies up to a year old from 9.30am on 8 April at the Wests Roosters Rugby Club in Wilton. Our Nurturing Baby’s Brain day will give children and parents the chance to sample BabyROO.”

For more information email info@gymbaroowellington.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Super Rugby: Parade To Celebrate Highlanders’ Win

The Dunedin City Council is urging people to come along on Monday to congratulate the team on its win in Wellington tonight. The Highlanders will leave from outside the Dental School at midday. More>>

ALSO:

Album Review: Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiments: Surf

Chance the Rapper is one of my favourite rappers of the last couple years. He bought a uniquely fucked up, acid sound with his debut Acid Rap which has demonstrably influenced others including ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky. It’s remarkable that, at such a ... More>>

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news