Respectful Care and the Relationship with the Adult
The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will analyse video footage from the Pikler® Institute, observing how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.
The Respectful Care Module
During the course, we will discuss the importance of attentive and respectful physical care in addition to some less well known aspects of the Pikler® pedagogy, such as the child’s developing social behaviour, and the characteristics of respectful communication.
The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will observe (analysing video footage of the Pikler® Institute) how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.
We shall also discuss the special elements of the parent-child relationship and the relationship between the child and the professional carer, educator or nurse.
This course will be presented by two members of the “Pikler® team” – Andrea Szőke and Jutka Kelemen.
- What children learn during nappy changes
- Individualised care situation in the day-care: the quality of care
- Free movement on the changing table – a key for cooperation
- The journey of the child: from breastfeeding to autonomous mealtime
- Specific and difficult situations during feeding time
This course is designed for those who would like to acquire knowledge, and be informed about the Pikler® approach. Participants will deepen their understanding about early childhood education through studying our most important pedagogical principles, learning about everyday experiences with children, and also through hearing about the results of research carried out by the Pikler® Institute. The topics will be elaborated by presenting core materials of the Institute. The results of research and practical experience, the opportunity to watch and analyse photos and video footage, accounts of personal practice and discussion of the questions raised by participants will all be included. The courses will be held by some of the Pikler® team, including former colleagues of Dr. Emmi Pikler and other experienced professionals of the Institute.