By Beverly Stokes
This set is a valuable resource for all Feldenkrais practitionersinterested in working with children. The excellent images and narration will help to train your observation skills and your ability to recognize the stages patterns and progression of motor development.
Amazing Babies: Moving in the First Year provides the expectant, new or experienced parents, infant caregivers, and practitioners, with a fresh perspective of baby development. Using this body awareness and movement framework will stimulate new ways to communicate, interact, and respond to their unique baby.
The DVD is presented chronologically and grouped into pre-locomotion and locomotion sections. This video contains many of the baby movement sequences seen in the book Amazing Babies. Easy-to-follow slow-motion episodes guide you through longer movement sequences. You will have the unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of how a child's body awareness and movement integration at each stage of development influence social maturation and motivation.
You will learn how babies:
- Organize body awareness and body image
- Move naturally through developmental sequences
- Develop dynamic balance and rhythmic coordination
- Set up action plans, games, and goals
- Communicate using cues, signals, and signs
- Interact in a nurturing environment
What People Are Saying
"Beverly Stokes has captured in beautifully video vignettes some of the major developmental sequences the baby shows in early life. I strongly recommend the video for educators and laypersons alike."
—Joseph J. Campos, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley