Learning readiness

Your young child learns first through movement, relationship, touch and each of his senses. Developmental movements bring these all together in playful activity to develop the ABCs of learning readiness.

Agile body and mind

Play on the baby ball prepares Jessica for three dimensional thinking in math and language.

ABC’s of learning readiness

  • A – attention
  • B – balance
  • C – coordination

Developmental movements form crucial life and learning skills for your child’s growing brain. As your child does simple, specific movements, she activates neural pathways that organize her brain for early learning and for reading, writing and math.

Play to learn

These natural movements evolve from the first year of life into more complex activities as your child grows through toddler, pre-school and early school years. When given appropriate play opportunities, children just naturally do their developmental movements. These simple sensori-motor activities respect your child’s innate capacities and help develop her secure sense of self and attention asset. Through the first years of developmental movement activities, your child prepares for focused attention in her classroom when she enters first grade.

Your child may experience learning and behavioral challenges if her brain doesn’t mature in healthy age/stage pacing. Maturation depends on integrating early development and moving to more complex activities and choices. Children can get stuck or trapped at various developmental stages. Developmental movement is a natural resource to mature your child’s attention, ability to be still, listen and to focus.

Somatic therapies

Developmental movement therapy benefits children by engaging natural, playful movements that organize the brain. These early intervention strategies are especially valuable during the formative first years of life. The developmental movements are nature’s design to organize the young child’s brain and body.

What to expect in a session for your toddler or preschooler


Less frustrated at school


Having the opportunity to do activities at school, our son can redirect his energy, which allows him to stay in the classroom.  He is so much less frustrated at pre-school now.   – Sarah 


Movement and the Emerging Mind

Body-mind integration through play