The Child’Space Method supports and guides parents and babies from birth to independent walking using gentle hands-on innovative techniques.
Contemporary research indicates that cognitive and psychological development is influenced profoundly by early experiences. The way infants perceive, organise and process information directly affects the development of their movement skills and the way they relate to their environment.
Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to organise and re-organise its pathways based on new experiences, can now be observed due to advances in technology and supports the practice of the Child’Space Method.
- Lise Eliott, 'What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life'
Child’Space emphasizes the importance of stimulating all the biological systems in the critical developmental period from birth to independent walking. Involving the parents in the process is at the heart of the method and an essential component of its success.
Child’Space fosters new connections between parent and child, through instructive touch, guided movements, and face to face interactions that support both healthy and developmentally challenged babies’ sensory, motor, cognitive and socio-emotional development.
In Child’Space parents learn to create an environment of active movement exploration for their baby. They assist the baby in transitioning to meet the next developmental milestone at the child’s own pace, promoting curiosity that leads a baby in a positive direction for learning and physical growth.
Parents, caregivers, healthy babies and children, and those experiencing challenges.
The method is particularly helpful for conditions such as: