Does Your Baby Dislike Tummy Time?
Learn to help your baby make transitions easier like rolling to the tummy and back.
Make baby bonding times fun and stimulate learning at the same time.
Learn touch techniques to help even your baby’s muscle tone, improve breathing and alleviate colic.
Help your baby learn to calm their system.
Learn about songs and toys that stimulate happy learning and connection.
For the past 15 years, I have been working primarily with children with special needs. Most children with special need are not diagnosed until 8 months of age or later. I find that sometimes infants with developmental delays could improve if only the parents had supportive information sooner. Many infants can move beyond these limitations when I can teach parents how to support their child’s movement development from birth to crawling. During that first year, movement is crucial to development in every way including cognitive, emotional and social development. I offer groups and private lessons for parents with infants with developmental delays in order to teach ways to play that encourage a variety of movements for the child. Movement variations fill in the infant’s brain map, who they are and what is around them including their possibilities for movement. We help them feel where they press in order to move and help them connect intention with action.
Six Ways of Touching ~ Anat Baniel
Gentle touch: Always use the least force necessary.
Attentive touch: Feel and be present in your touch.
Safe touch: Touch and hold your child with full support.
Connected touch: Move your child as if your body and his were one – like ballroom dancers.
Loving touch: Be attentive to your child’s response to your touch, and be responsive to his response.
Seeing touch: Touch as if you had eyes in your fingers and the palms of your hands – seeing your child, not trying to change or manipulate him.
~ From the book Kids Beyond Limits
Teaching Parents to Assist Baby’s Development
Bring your newborn, infant, toddler for a gentle well-baby lesson
Learn to support your baby’s learning and skills
Learning occurs through play and gentle touch
This series of five 1-hour classes support healthy infant development in an atmosphere of loving play.
Schedule individual classes or bring your parenting group (up to 5).