In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare offers motor play (movement) ideas for the first year of life. Links for this episode: A pictorial guide of how to leave a podcast review Smart Start by Margaret Sasse (I forgot to mention this book but it shares wonderful motor play ideas for the first 5 years) Music by BenSound.com …
In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare dives into her third episode dedicated to tummy time. This one is full of practical ideas, 11 in fact, for injecting fun and variety into this daily practice with your baby. Links for this episode: What Next? A blog post about different ways to integrate primitive reflexes beyond babyhood. How long …
In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare dives into her second episode dedicated to tummy time. Listen in to hear what it looks like at different ages and stages and how you can still make it work if there’s resistance or reflux. Clare’s book Tummy Time Tactics, is now available. LISTEN IN
In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare talks about one of her favourite topics, tummy time. We’ve all heard it’s important but why? And will a baby be worse off without it? Listen in to hear about three key developmental stages that are dependent upon this position. Links for this episode: Get your free eBook about the Primitive …
Tummy time is essential for a baby’s body and brain development.
Reflex development begins at conception.
Putting youngsters ‘in’ things is leading to more and more children with underdeveloped brains.
If a child is not moving upright, they aren’t yet ready to do so.
Read what you need at this moment in time, then bookmark the post for later reference.
In this blog post, I’m sharing my top reads for educators.
Proprioception is the stimulation of the muscles, joints and ligaments of the body.
I want to know any specific tips you have for supporting my daughter’s development in her first few weeks …
Our children are intrinsically driven to crawl, as part of their evolutionary developmental wiring.
Crawling is an essential milestone for establishing body awareness, spatial awareness, strength, visual skills, brain integration and an abundance of learning opportunities.
What lies behind my dislike of early academics? Will doing alphabet flashcards be harmful to a young child?
For the sake of convenience, many children are filling their bellies with food that is nutritionally void.
As parents, we anticipate that our children will not only eat the food we’ve so lovingly prepared, they’ll also enjoy it.
Here are some ideas for keeping the little ones busy without screen time.
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