Moomin – Ballet

"When everything is not well in the Moominvalley, Moomintroll and his friends heads to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains". "In the Observatory they are told that the comet will hit the Earth within a few days. Will the Moominvalley survive?" Moomins are plump  and making a ballet with dancing Moomintrolls sounds like a real …

Baby Climbing

Motivation A baby quickly loses interest if she cannot perform a task. But it is difficult to decide whether a baby does not feel like doing something or simply cannot do it. Motivation is difficult to study in babies. Around the time, a baby learns to stand she also learns to climb. There is no …

Fine Motor Development – 1 to 2-year-olds

  Deep Concentration Many one-year-old babies  love to pick up raisins or breadcrumbs using the pincher grasp –thumb and forefinger. Deeply concentrated and focused, they manage to feed themselves with sophisticated precision. It may take some time but it is they usually enjoy the activity and can happily carry on for literally hours. A little …

Motor Development and Mirror Neurons

Involuntary Many of a newborn baby’s movements are of involuntary character. The voluntary movements are often poorly co-ordinated, and many movements appear to be based on reflexes. Something in the environment triggers a reaction that the infants have little voluntary control over and many of the reflexes protects the infant. Voluntary The reflexes develop into …