About the Loving Reading programme
The Loving Reading programme aims to develop firm foundations in essential early reading skills and to produce confident as well as happy readers, employing simple yet innovative methods to turn reading from a dreaded chore into a delightful pleasure.
The Loving Reading programme combines phonics and sight-reading in a highly systematic manner, enabling children to quickly learn to recognise patterns and words. Extensive use is made of activities designed to engage and stimulate young minds. The programme is highly customisable and is tailored as closely as possible to each child’s abilities.
The Loving Reading programme is also unique in its use of Energy Workouts. Energy Workouts are simple and fun exercises designed to help children learn more effectively by re-energising them if they are feeling tired and sluggish, or calming them down if they are over-excited and a little rowdy. The Energy Workouts also stimulate learning by balancing activity in the right and left hemispheres of the brain, thus creating a synergistic effect, and positive affirmations are used to build and reinforce the children’s confidence in reading.
Date: 16 June 2012
Time: 3pm – 530 pm (Registration starts at 245pm, session will start at 3pm sharp)
Venue: NUSS Guildhouse Suntec City
Fee: Free for members and one guest. Additional guests will be at $5/person.
Please register using the form below.
Bachelor of Arts (English)
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Certificate in Basic Childcare
Certificate in Effective Tutoring
Certificate in Speech and Drama
Olwen is the director of the Loving Reading programme. She has been teaching young children to read for over 20 years, and is deeply loved and respected by her students and their parents. Olwen has a passion for reading, which she believes is crucial in the development of many other skills and abilities. She has a keen interest in aiding slower learners, as well as children with behavioural and social problems, and children with mild learning disabilities who are having difficulty coping in mainstream schools. In addition to reading classes, she has also conducted training sessions and character-building camps for students. Olwen has been practising energy psychology techniques since 2007, working successfully with her students as well as her own children.
Master of Arts (English Language)
EFT Advanced Certificate
Certificate in Counseling Psychology
Certificate in Advanced Brain Synchronization Techniques
Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (pending)
Diane has taught English at secondary and tertiary level, and has conducted studies on intelligibility in Singapore English. At present, she is involved in the research and development of materials and exercises for the Loving Reading programme. Diane is also a sensitive and highly skilled therapist, and believes in empowering clients by encouraging them to take an active role in their own healing and wellbeing. She is trained in numerous energy psychology modalities, including EFT, PEAT and Quantum Touch, and is currently in the process of obtaining the Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology.
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