BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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Emergency Services Visit Homai ECC

August 4, 2015 by blennzict | 1 Comment

Two boys sitting in front of iPad holding model helicopter

Figure 1 Matene and Haydon comparing model of rescue helicopter with picture on the iPad, listening to audio recording

Over the course of the year, there has been an ongoing interest in emergency services in our community.  We have had visits from the fire service with their fire engine and three visits from St Johns Ambulance with their model Ambulance.

The children have had opportunities to compare the sound of the sirens, to explore the uniforms and equipment and to become familiar with and people in the community who help us. Continue Reading →

Homai Early Childhood Centre

March 24, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Two children on the resonance board

Figure 1 Enjoying a music experience on the resonance board

Group music and movement sessions form part of the programme at Homai Early Childhood Centre. During some sessions we engage the children through Clonker Board activities (figure 1) and children and whānau alike are finding this a very social sensory experience. Continue Reading →

BLENNZ Auckland – Early Childhood Team

March 5, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Child listening to and looking at bellbird stuff toy

Figure 1 Jayden listening to and looking at the Bellbird

“Give me time”

Approximately 70% of the Auckland Early Childhood role have multiple complex needs as well as a vision impairment.  They need to make sense of the world around them through a Multi Sensory approach to learning.

A Multi sensory approach  encourages the development of all the senses, hearing, vision, taste, smell and touch and also enhances the integration of all these senses, developing perceptions and concepts. Continue Reading →

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