We begin in utero, with the understanding that how supported a mother may feel, and whether she is able to utilize movement as a tool to de-stress, can greatly impact the little one growing inside. What kinds of movement are helpful during pregnancy? What else impacts healthy neuromotor development in utero?
A child's natural desire and imperative to move.
The Moving Child films aim to help support children in their physical, emotional, social and mental development by educating adults about the important role that dynamic movement plays in a child’s wellbeing. Movement matters and impacts all aspects of development! These films show HOW that happens and WHAT we need to be concerned about in children’s sensorimotor development. Kids are getting stuck! Integrating approaches from diverse movement therapies, all three films share best practices to support children’s sensorimotor development, self-expression and naturally unfolding movement ability affecting their life. The Moving Child Films are amazing tools for anyone who cares about how child wellbeing impacts our world!
About the Films
The Moving Child films educate about the importance of dynamic movement in child development. The films show how moving in relationship with caregivers as well as “on their own” supports our social, emotional, physical and mental health.
Read the EBook
Learn more about each topic in The Moving Child I Film’s 11 Chapters, to deepen your understanding of movement development for children. See the research links that support the film’s ideas and suggestions.
Watch the Trailers
The Moving Child I
The Moving Child II
The Moving Child III
What People are saying...
"Viewing this wonderful film will give you lots of new ways to connect, play and expand your experience of being truly alive. So many of us missed a rich movement background that these images and practices can repair, so the Moving Child is for our actual children and for the inner child. It’s never too late to enjoy the joys of moving. The moving child II is a jewel.”
Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT, Best-selling author, Consultant and Trainer
"This film is a loving look at how to support the needs of kids at the different stages of their innate movement development. The Moving Child shows how to nurture healthier and more compassionate people. Using rhythm, touch, play and dance, The Moving Child shows how to nurture healthier and more compassionate people.”
Raffi Cavoukian, C.M., O.B.C., singer, author, Centre for Child Honouring
"If I had one video I could give a new family, it would be this one!”
Mia Kalef, DC, Author, The Secret Life of Babies
Sneak Peak at Ebook Chapters
Engaging movement practices in preparation for birth, and how the process of birth unfolds can significantly impact sensorimotor development. With the right supports, all birth “imprints” can be “repatterned”. How we support babies to securely bond to parents body-to-body post-birth is crucial.
The ways in which we make eye contact, touch, hold, carry, move with, breathe with newborns and babies can deeply affect their psychological, physical development and learning ability for life. Learn more about bonding body to body as we explore the ways in which mammals are designed to secure connection.