The most well-known ideas of the early childhood pedagogical principles of Emmi Pikler are probably those about the infant’s self-initiated motor development. Her research and writings about the significance of free movement, its practical implementation and the necessary conditions are widespread and popular.
Dr. Emmi Pikler’s observations about the free movement of the infant open a new perspective in understanding not only the principles of motor development, but also it’s influence on the development of the young child’s personality.
Participants of the seminar can explore the intact, natural process of motor development, which can only be observed if we do not directly intervene in movement. Besides healthy motor development we also discuss slow development, gross motor equipment and the appropriate environment to support free movement.
The significance of the transitional positions and movements
Research conducted in the Pikler® Institute
Why is it difficult for adults to accept the idea of free movement?
How does free movement alter the adult’s attitude, and how does the quality of life of the infant change?