In addition to recording 120+ episodes of the Thriving Children Podcast, did you know that I’ve appeared as a guest on eight other shows? You can find each episode in your favourite podcast player, or by clicking on the title of each episode in this blog post. In no particular order, here they are… Ditch Homework for More Play …
By the time we celebrate a child’s first birthday, the primitive reflexes have made way for postural, lifelong reflexes.
Where do you start the process of reflex integration? And is one approach better than another?
In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with someone who knows more about reflex development than she does, her friend and mentor Evonne Bennell. They discuss the phase of reflex integration which occurs during babyhood, challenges that present when skipped, what Rhythmic Movement Training is and does, as well as how to support tummy time. Links for …
The connection between retained primitive reflexes and a child’s learning, developmental or behavioural challenges, is a new concept for many parents and educators.
Letter, word and number reversals are extremely common in the early years of school, as any teacher will tell you.
Move to Learn is a classroom-based movement program which integrates primitive reflexes, helping children to reach their full potential.
As a baby, the Moro Reflex is a primitive and automatic body response activated by a change of sensory stimulus.
The window wasn’t broken by conscious choice. It was broken in a Moro meltdown.
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 are the ingredients for a successful start to school? If you’re a parent of a child beginning school next year, no doubt this is a question at the forefront of your mind.
Fine motor skills have come into focus in schools and preschools in a big way! This, of course, is an exciting revolution.
The one thing that all babies need in abundance is tummy time.
The Fear Paralysis Reflex develops in utero and should also disappear (or integrate) in utero.
The Rooting Reflex helps an infant to locate the breast and prepare for attachment.
This reflex is a whole fist grasp in response to an object or finger being placed into the palm of a baby’s hand.
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