The Child'Space Method takes its name from an approach to interacting that respects a child's space, as a child is exploring on his or her own, and helps parents adapt to their child's pace and temperament.
Rooted in the theories of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, The Child'Space Method is the application of Feldenkrais principles to the process that each child goes through in learning fundamental movements such as rolling, crawling and walking. I teach parents hand-on techniques for supporting their baby's development and for feeling even more in-tune with their child. These hands-on skills increase a baby's physical awareness (proprioception), stimulating the early brain-mapping that is the foundation for motor, psychological, social and cognitive learning. They help parents to find new confidence; learn new techniques for awareness, communication, bonding and soothing; develop tummy-time solutions and learn what they can do to address delays or other concerns.
I work with both special needs and normally developing babies and offer both group and individual sessions.
"I am not arguing that the infant cannot find a way to perform the necessary physical tasks. I am, however, concerned with the quality of the functioning. It seems sensible to exploit the applying of minimal stimulus - at an early stage - to achieve maximum quality." - Chava Shelhav
"Kira was incredibly aware of each child's need. She was tuned into the class as a whole as well as the individual baby. Each class I learned simple exercises and ways to work with my son to help him move on to his next milestone. Kira has a wonderful temperament with the babies. She establishes trust with the babies through her gentle and confident approach. My son was crawling up to her and on her at each class. During our months in class, my son transitioned from belly crawling to creeping on all fours and then to standing. I am so grateful for her support and knowledge." - Anna Hindell and baby Jonah