Posts by Janelle

Techniques To Help Your Baby Enjoy Tummy Time

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:     Julia related to me that her baby has been spending a only little time on her front.  She reported that Stella fussed while on her front.  I asked Julia to place her baby on her front.  I tapped Stella’s back while she was on her belly and she relaxed into it.  I showed Julia techniques for tapping her baby and she tried it.  Julia was surprised that Stella stayed on her front because she had never enjoyed lying on her tummy...

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What if Your Baby Doesn’t Want to Lie on Her Back?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Baby Stories |

Discovering what is needed for each baby’s development:     Heather lifted her baby with grace, bringing Juliet’s chest to her own.   Her 4-month old baby was happy in mom’s arms.  We sat on the floor and Heather held Juliet to sit her lap.  As we talked Heather brought her baby to stand.  She held her up and Juliet’s feet were tilted on the floor, unable to fully connect or bear her weight.  I asked her to bring lay her babe on the floor.  She lay her on her back while saying: “She...

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How Babies Learn: use-it-or-lose-it from Natl Assn for Education of Young Children

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Newsletter |

How babies learn: use-it-or-lose-it Article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children Researchers now know that early movement experiences are essential to the neural stimulation needed for healthy brain development. There is a “use-it-or-lose-it” principle at work in the keeping or pruning of brain cells; movement can promote more connections in the brain. At birth, an infant’s brain, it turns out, is chock full of brain cells called neurons. Over time, each of these...

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Janelle’s Seattle Feldenkrais practice

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Newsletter |

This is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function.  We’re condemning millions of people to a deteriorated old age that’s not necessary.” — Margaret Mead

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Support Your Baby’s Development Through Touch: baby’s first language

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Newsletter |

Touch and play allows your baby to fully realize their motor, social and emotional potential. With interaction that deepens your bond, you can help your child to embody a wider repertoire of movement, fostering pleasurable movement while constructing a positive self image and expanding awareness. As a result of many years of working with developmental movement and guiding people to regain their lost abilities and cultivate new ones, I’m introducing Child’Space to our Seattle...

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