Worldwide Literacy and SmartBrain were invited by Christy Haefele, founder of the Beating Heart SA (NPC) to assist with one of her workshops at the Nokwanda Educare in Khayelitsha. About thirty parents and children crowded the small class room to listen to our presentation.
Chirsty spoke about the importance of sensory development in preschoolers. Each parent received a gift bag from Beating Heart SA afterwards.
Then it was SmartBrain’s turn. Parents were taught the basics of brain stimulation and how they can help to enhance the brain potential of their own children at home. Parents were handed clean booklets, koki’s, pictures and glue whereafter they were taught how to make their own reading books and flash cards.
The response can be summed up at best by quoting Christy as she wrote on her own facebook page: “It is one thing to recognize a need in theory and try fill it, but when you actually see parents are craving this kind of input and leave the workshop excited to go home and interact with their children using what they’ve learnt…….it is a most rewarding feeling.