This workshop will inspire all those working with infants and toddlers to be able to foster better gross motor development in infants based on the basic process of how infants are naturally able to move without assistance and as a result begin to value the quality of the movement rather than the age at which the movement is acquired.
Assisted gross motor development and placing infants in positions is commonly practiced, thereby restricting the opportunities for natural motor development. As such we require detailed, sensitive observation of infants’ spontaneous, self-initiated independent activity.
As educarers, we need to support the infants’ movements through thoughtful organization of the physical and human environment. Observations and illustrations will provide incredible insight on gross motor development for even the experienced educarer.
What you’ll learn during the workshop:
- The natural unfolding of motor development in infants and toddlers
- What is ‘unassisted gross motor development’
- Learning to move, moving to learn
- Evaluating the impact of motor development on other areas of development
- The Pickler Approach to movement
- ‘Do Less, Observe More’
- Chance to explore through their own self-initiated movements
- Environment that supports movement
Puspa Sivan, Early Childhood Development and Education Specialist, has more than 32 years of experience in early childhood training, administration and working with parents, infants, preschoolers and children with special needs, in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the region.
She holds a BSc in Child Development and Masters of Education in Special Education. She is also an ‘Infant and Toddler Development’ Specialist having attended specialized courses with the ‘Pickler Institute’ and Magda Gerber-Resources for Infant Educarers.
Puspa also serves as a consultant to World Bank, UNICEF and Childcare organizations and is a frequent speaker at Early Childhood Professional Conferences/Seminars and Parent Education Seminars.
23 May 2012 (postponed to 2 June 2012 Sat)
9.00am to 6.00pm
S$154.08 (incl. to 7% GST)
28 May 2012 (Extended)
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SEED Institute reserves the right to cancel or postpone the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances.
Workshop Fees paid will be fully refunded in the event of workshop cancellation by SEED Institute.
Certificate of Successful Completion will be issued upon complete (100%) attendance of workshop.