Dancing With Your Baby–The Science of Nurturing Infant and Caregiver through Music and Movement was the subject of an interview between the author, Sue Doherty, and GroovaRoo (Infant/Caregiver) Dance Instructor and trained physical therapist Julia Greensmith on April 16, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3NOPsYVPe8
The following interview with Amber and Meeshi Anjali, founders of GroovaRoo Dance™ and the magic behind 8 viral videos of babywearing dance, appears in Dancing with Your Baby–The Science of Nurturing Infant and Caregiver through Music and Movement [Available in paperback and ebook through Amazon] Read more
A baby is the perfect dance partner to raise mutual consciousness. They begin life hyper-aware, hungry for learning, and often seem ecstatic or in rapture.
In September of 2016, I ecstatically added to the burgeoning class of baby-boomers becoming grandparents. There are 70 million Americans a year joining the ranks. Caregiving my granddaughter during the workweek is a bit of heaven, and much comfort to her parents. It’s also longevity enhancing for me: the Berlin Aging Study found that grandparents who provided non-custodial childcare died at a rate 37% lower than for grandparents who did not provide childcare, and even non-grandparents benefited if they did caregiving .
Have you noticed how often a baby twitches in his or her sleep, or waves, wiggles and squirms about while awake? Is all this movement necessary? What can the science of sensorimotor development tell us about these phenomena? Here are 7 reasons why a newborn baby twitches and moves every little and big part of their body. Read more