Babies: routines, rhythms, and rituals…

“I know we dismissed the word routine earlier on, and we replaced it with ‘care moments’, but these rhythms are extremely important for babies.  Humans are creatures of habit, our reptilian brain loves routine.  Think about it: do you have a favourite chair or place on the couch….  Babies are humans so it follows that routine works for them too.  Routine gives their world some predictability and that counts for a lot when the whole world is new and strange for them.  Routine and predictability help them feel safe.  Routines build up their trust in the world and the people in it.”[1]


[1] P55 Pennie Brownlee Dance with me in the Heart; The adults’ guide to great infant-parent partnerships c2008 New Zealand Playcentre Federation.Christchurch

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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