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A community for parents of young children to understand their child's growing body and mind, to provide knowledge, tools, and activities that will enrich your child and your relationship with them, and to support families in this wonderful and challenging stage of life.

Parentnest Rosalind Smith Cross

    • Kinder und Familie

A community for parents of young children to understand their child's growing body and mind, to provide knowledge, tools, and activities that will enrich your child and your relationship with them, and to support families in this wonderful and challenging stage of life.

    Dance, Dance, Dance!

    Dance, Dance, Dance!

    It is simply amazing the way movement and dance impact every part of development: physically, cognitively, socially and more! We highlight some of the ways we move with children and the wonderful benefits of hopping, swinging, bouncing, playing instruments and dancing together.

    • 8 Min.
    Episode 1: Movement and Steady Beat

    Episode 1: Movement and Steady Beat

    What do bouncing, rocking, and tapping have to do with my child's brain? (And by the way, why should I bring my child to a baby class?)

    ALL of your baby's sensations are coordinated through movement. In fact, from birth - 7, movement is the primary way that your child receives and processes information and learning.

    This is a (very) brief overview of how steady beat activities affect your child's developing brain and some specifics of how we do this in class.

    • 4 Min.
    Babies: The Bottom Up Approach

    Babies: The Bottom Up Approach

    We want to teach our babies so much -- to fill them with information so they'll be smart, and ready for school. But is that the best approach? Listen in as we find out the difference between the top-down approach to development and the bottom-up approach, and how this can make all the difference in your baby's development.

    • 11 Min.
    I Love You Rituals

    I Love You Rituals

    Did you have a special goodnight song with your mom or dad when you were young? How does the memory of that make you feel, right now?

    Listen in as we talk about connection points and I Love You Rituals and the profound effects they can have for your child, and for you!

    • 10 Min.
    Follow the Child

    Follow the Child

    What does it look like to "follow the child" and what are the benefits?
    Sometimes we can get so preoccupied with keeping a schedule, or planning our child's activities that we forget to simply observe them to see what's going on. Here are a few quick ideas to change your outlook on your time together.

    • 4 Min.

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