Child Honouring in Schools
For over thirty years now, teachers have used Raffi's renowned music for young children to stimulate joyful learning in every area of the curriculum. Raffi's catalogue of timeless songs is as popular as ever, and his children's books and DVDs are well-loved at home and at school.
For teachers, choir directors and parents, lyrics and arrangements of many favourite Raffi songs are also available as free downloads.
Child Honouring—the children-first way of sustainability
In recent years, more and more educators have been learning about Raffi's work with Child Honouring — his integrated philosophy for healthy child development, sustainable communities, and a child-friendly world.
The simple power of Child Honouring is expressed in a number of resources for teachers and parents:
- Raffi's eloquent and poetic Covenant for Honouring Children
- the anthology Child Honouring: How to Turn This World Around (ed. by Raffi Cavoukian and Sharna Olfman), with Raffi chapters, foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- the DVD, Raffi Renaissance: Child Honouring and the Compassion Revolution, traces Raffi's evolution into a global troubadour and systems thinker on the major themes of our times. Remarkable footage of Raffi's conversation with the Dalai Lama, his performance for Nelson Mandela, and new music videos of songs from his Resisto Dancing CD.
- the CDs Resisto Dancing and Communion are Raffi's albums of inspirational songs for adults.
Child Honouring offers a new paradigm for global change, as well as myriad opportunities for educators to change the world through the ways they respect and regard their students. Learn more at the Centre for Child Honouring website.