Welcome to Child’Space St. Louis!
Every child needs the space to learn at their own pace.
And they are learning all the time! Decades of neuroscience research has confirmed that our brain has plasticity – the ability to form new patterns, new connections, and continue growing despite challenges. Our sensory system, which is intimately related to our motor (movement) system, has the purpose of using sensation to orient, guide, help control, coordinate and assess the success of a movement. When a child’s map of themselves becomes more clear through their sensation, the impulse to learn is turned on in their brain and the curiosity to explore themselves and their environment spurs motor and cognitive development! The brain is changing in response to what it experiences!
Child’Space helps parents and caregivers understand their baby’s development through touch and play that will promote gross and fine motor movement, social/emotional development and early language. It is a unique and joyful program developed by Senior Feldenkrais Trainer, Chava Shelhav. It empowers parents/caregivers with a quality of touch that engages their baby’s innate learning system. Parents learn playful ways to bond with their baby and gain confidence in understanding their baby’s needs.
To learn more about Child’Space and its founder click HERE
A lesson begins with observation.
What is your child interested in?
How do they engage with their environment?
What is your child doing well?
How do they turn their intentions into action?
When they feel safe with me, I will use movement and gentle touch to communicate with your child’s brain. By incorporating novelty, play and awareness into each lesson, we will create an environment that will help your child improve on what they are already doing well and this leads to transformations. Through this enjoyable learning process your child will begin to perceive differences, initiate new movements, and move past their current limitations
The most effective way to learn is with clusters of daily lessons. Lessons last 30-60 min.
This is an exploratory process that produces outcomes precisely because we do not get attached to the goal, but focus on the process of learning. I see kids with:
- Brain injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays and difficulties
- Spina Bifida
- High or low tone
- Bracial plexsus
- Neurological issues
- Discomfort in tummy time