Durban - As parents we only want what’s best for our children. Unfortunately, we often contribute to learning problems later in life by being too “kind”. A bold statement, I know.
According to Sally Goddard, director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Britain, repeated movements help to strengthen the neural pathways between the brain and the body.
Movement is an integral part of life from conception until death. A child’s experience of movement will play an important role in shaping his personality, his feelings and his achievements. The ability to read, write and do maths is built upon the relationship between the brain and the body.
Why then do we hamper our babies’ movement opportunities?
According Dr Melodie de Jager, author of BabyGym, the first 14 months of a child’s life are devoted to getting mobile and becoming a physical being. We develop from top to bottom and from inside out.