HOW DOES INAMOJO BENEFITS CHILDREN?
Each child’s travels through life on a unique path and needs to acquire life skills to flourish. Inamojo is a modality that helps fulfill this. It encompasses many different areas of a child’s wellbeing including a positive impact on a child’s mental health and also helps to create resilience in children. We aim to assist children to integrate their Inamojo experience into daily life, so they have skills and knowledge to help them grow.
Let’s begin by taking a look at our four key ingredients, our stories, our music, movement and magic circle art ....
Each story has specific characters, landscapes, key messages, lessons and resolutions, which help the children to understand, and make sense of, a life lesson. We believe these stories are key components in helping children with the life-tools and life-skills for life-long wellbeing.
Benefits of being read a story ...
As well as encouraging imaginations to thrive, and learning through feeling the story, the developmental and educational benefits of hearing a story include:
Throughout the entire Inamojo series, the children will, week by week, experience a full rainbow spectrum of tones and sounds. They will hear the wild sounds of the jungle, the gentle dance of magical ocean creatures, the twinkling of silvery stars and much, much more! Check out my facebook page to see the Inamojo introductory video exploring the stories and it's inspiring music.
Scientific researchers and music therapy professionals across the globe are continuing to discover how music positively affects physical, cognitive and emotional health, and promotes social wellbeing. The benefits of music include:
MOVEMENT & DANCE
After the children have listened to the stories, they physically experience all aspects of the story by dancing the different characters and moving through the different landscapes. Imagine dancing through a magical fairytale with the sounds twinkling and swooshing all around you. It’s like feeling the story with your whole body. It’s like being in the story.
Benefits of movement and dance ...
Movement and dance are powerful learning tools that support physical and cognitive development, emotional maturity, social awareness and spiritual growth.
Some of the developmental benefits include:
Magic art circle
During the magic art circle, children are given their own space, a piece of paper with a circle drawn on it, and a small bag of crayons or pastels. We play the magic circle art music, and each child expresses his or her feelings, favourite characters, or simply a color or shape in the circle. Their art doesn’t have to look a certain way. It is their own unique creative expression of the story and all they have danced and experienced. This provides another opportunity for the children to express their feelings and experiences in a non- verbal way. It’s also a way of anchoring their experiences back into their outer reality.
Benefits of creative art making ... Supports small and large muscle development
Benefits of relaxation and meditation
There are many wonderful benefits from practicing relaxation and meditation: