If You Want a Physically Self-Assured Child, You Must Do This

Whenever people ask me what I “teach” in my parent-infant classes I always say, “I hope to teach parents to leave their babies alone.” I say it in a joking way but the truth is that free and natural gross motor development, which is really what I’m all about, can only happen if we put children down and give them lots of free movement opportunity ON THE FLOOR. Children develop perfectly and most naturally when they have freedom to know their “inner learner” which directs them to do that which perfectly suits their development.

“These are children who are less physically self-assured than they might be for one simple reason: their motor skills are not being allowed to develop naturally.”

http://www.janetlansbury.com/2009/12/dont-stand-me-up/

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About katepflynn

International Montessori teacher (birth to 12 years), RIE Foundations Course graduate, and Infant Development Specialist teaching Bradley Childbirth, Parent-Infant (pre-walkers), Parent-Child (walkers) and Toddlers.
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