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Building Healthy Minds

on December 7th, 2011 at 2:32:51 AM

Building Healthy Minds - On this webpage, you can download one-page pdf files about each of the six stages (or six experiences) of development. Dr. Greenspan, a renowned expert on childhood development and the importance of emotions and relationships between child and parent, shows how to recognize communicative gestures and cues from even the very youngest infants; and he urges parents to enjoy interactions and be playful.This information is drawn from the book Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences that Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Childrenby Stanley Greenspan, M.D. with Nancy Breslau Lewis (Perseus, 2000). The book offers fascinating information as well as advice and examples of simple activities you can do with your child. It’s great fun to read about how much communication goes on (whether or not we’re actually aware of it), and about how important emotional development is to intellectual development.

See much more for parents and professionals on the website of DIR/Floortime and the Interdisciplinary Council for Learning and Developmental Disorders.

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