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The Resource Healthy posture for babies and children : tools for helping children to sit, stand, and walk naturally, Kathleen Porter

Healthy posture for babies and children : tools for helping children to sit, stand, and walk naturally, Kathleen Porter

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Healthy posture for babies and children : tools for helping children to sit, stand, and walk naturally
Title
Healthy posture for babies and children
Title remainder
tools for helping children to sit, stand, and walk naturally
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Kathleen Porter
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Language
eng
Summary
"A manual for parents, teachers, and kids to restore their natural alignment [bullet] Explores the principles of natural alignment in accessible ways to share with children. Details simple and fun exercises--for kids and adults alike--that "remind" the body of its natural patterns and movements. Explains how innate movements and natural alignment play an essential role in the development of a fully functioning body and nervous system Babies and toddlers develop naturally healthy alignment by moving in instinctive ways. Their posture is easy and relaxed, founded on correct pelvic positioning and deep core muscles to hold their bodies upright. Yet, as evidenced by the slouching epidemic seen in school-age children, most kids lose this natural alignment early in life, often due to an overreliance on strollers, baby seats, and bucket-style carriers during infancy and the reluctance to put babies on their bellies because of widespread fear of SIDS. In this richly illustrated manual for parents, teachers, and kids themselves, movement educator and researcher Kathleen Porter explains how to relearn natural alignment with a simple movement routine that "reminds" the body of its natural patterns. Detailing the principles of natural alignment in accessible ways to share with children, she also explores research on the importance of "tummy time" and how the movement patterns present at birth act as an engine that activates neural pathways to key areas of the brain. In this way, movement plays an essential role in the development of a fully functioning nervous system, coordinated muscle tone, and a strong, internal core that stabilizes the spine and prepares the baby for the soon-to-be-acquired upright position. The author explains how many children who struggle with a growing number of neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD, also exhibit poor muscle tone, lack of core development, and difficulties with balance and coordination. With a multitude of easy-to-follow principles and exercises--far more fun and effective than the futile mantra of "sit up straight"--Kathleen Porter provides a detailed road map for parents, teachers, and health professionals to learn how to guide children back to their natural posture by inhabiting their bodies mindfully for a lifetime of easy movement, strength, and energetic vitality--the hallmarks of enduring good health"--
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1947-
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Porter, Kathleen
Dewey number
613.7/8083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA781.5
LC item number
.P67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1947-
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Porter, Kathleen
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  • Posture
  • Spine
  • Children
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Healthy posture for babies and children : tools for helping children to sit, stand, and walk naturally, Kathleen Porter
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Publication
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  • "Revised and expanded edition published in 2017 by Healing Arts Press"--provided by publisher
  • Revised edition of: Sad dog happy dog. c2010
Bar code
  • 31223122309884
  • 31223122309876
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition, revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9781620556405
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016046934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)960905944
Label
Healthy posture for babies and children : tools for helping children to sit, stand, and walk naturally, Kathleen Porter
Publication
Note
  • "Revised and expanded edition published in 2017 by Healing Arts Press"--provided by publisher
  • Revised edition of: Sad dog happy dog. c2010
Bar code
  • 31223122309884
  • 31223122309876
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition, revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9781620556405
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016046934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)960905944

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