Baby Yourself

Lilli-Annegret Zanders daughter (InterPlay Germany)

Meet Lilli, Annegret Zander's daughter (InterPlay Germany)

Friday Morning Virtual InterPlay: Baby Yourself

Baby Yourself body wisdom

Baby Dance videos

How to be a babe practices

Raise a hand in blessing movement


Take a deep breath… let it out with a sigh

Baby Yourself Body Wisdom

Babies occupy a spongy hang, alive zone. Not much obstructs their immediate connection. Maria Montesori said, “Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his or her mind comes about through movements….Mind and movement are parts of the same entity.” Turns out we don’t lose that part of ourselves.

Baby dance video video

Watch this baby go! Feel that joy and freedom? Want more? Here’s the top ten YouTube baby dances:

Want to be a babe? practices

Cuddle. Nap. Eat. Rock out. Learn. Direct, immediate, simple, kinesthetic connection with the world puts us in the moment, elevates our mood, and keeps us humble and real. (Babies have limits!) Move beyond watching and reflecting…

Bummed? Bounce, baby.

Clogged up? Get out your keys and rattle.

Cranky? Whine, roll on the floor, nap.

Bored? Follow something or someone fun.

Tense? Give yourself a good squeeze.

Zapped? Get contact and quiet.

Ornery? Channel your exuberant baby and go for something.

Raise a hand in blessing movement

When we dance hand-to-hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can feel that connection even when we aren’t right together. Raise a hand in blessing. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too.

Listen to Come and Play by James Shattauer while you dance.

Take a deep Breath and Let it out with a Sigh.

Learn more about Minnesota InterPlayer James Schattauer at his website:

Note: Frank Forencich author of The Exuberant Animal Playbook: Secret Moves and Games of the Play Masters and InterPlay are on the same team! Check out website, community, and November conference.


One Response to Baby Yourself

  1. mybambino says:

    your baby is very cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee

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