Category Archives: Parent and child

Observing the unborn baby

There is this brilliant book I pick up from time to time and read with great interest (Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional Sociocultural and Brain Development, by Graham Music). I was going to read about mirror neurons and got … Continue reading

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Mirror mirror

“When you learn a new motor skill, you see the world differently. You understand actions differently.” ~ Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee (p.170) According to Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee: “In trying to understand human behavior, evolutionary psychologists suggest that all … Continue reading

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Louise Porter

Have I mentioned how wonderful this resource is? DVD Resource* Guiding children’s behaviour (2008, Small Poppies International) This live recording presents the differences between guidance and the use of controls, offers alternatives to rewards, presents methods for guiding children when … Continue reading

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A dynamic monument to Auckland’s childhoods

This may seem random, but sorting through old papers, I found a letter I drafted to the Auckland City Council when they declared they would seek suggestions for the use of the Campbell Free Kindergarten building (by Victoria Park). They … Continue reading

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Identifying possible learning disabilities

According to Helen Irlen: “It’s important to diagnose learning disabilities  as early as possible in the child’s educational career. Although it is often difficult to determine if a child has a learning disability before he or she is six or … Continue reading

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Emotional musicality in mother-infant vocal affect, and an acoustic study of postnatal depression

According to Louise Robb (little over a decade ago): “Studies of mother-infant interaction have, over the last twenty-five years, significantly altered our perception of infant capabilities, introducing concepts of innate capacities for perceiving human partners and their expressions, intersubjective motives … Continue reading

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skin as soft as a baby’s

According to Sadie Morgan an article in OhBaby! (some time ago and I forget which issue, but it is online too): “When a child enters the world, his skin is usually smooth and soft, with an almost velvety texture. For … Continue reading

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Why do you sit me up?

Great blog post!!! (on the problems with propping babies to ‘sit them up’) http://moverseenlibertad.cl/?p=636

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Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice

This short book (Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice, by Marilyn Fleer and Bridie Raban, 2007) was in my nephew’s nursery and it’s really well written! easy to read; makes sense; doesn’t rely on jargon… accessible by parents, I think … Continue reading

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The Kids Should See This.com: Not-made-for-kids videos for kids

This is pretty neat: “Not-made-for-kids videos for kids.” http://thekidshouldseethis.com/

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