Author(s): Pennie Brownlee
Revised with dance steps for partnering your toddler, Dance with Me in the Heart is written for parents and caregivers as a guide to the most important dance in every baby's life, the Partnership Dance. Each baby's future rests upon how well this dance is accomplished. Babies are born ready to dance the Partnership Dance, but they can't dance it with us when we have forgotten how the steps go. Dance with me in the Heart presents simple steps for care and respect, steps which get your relationship off to the best start. The information outlined will assist you to connect with your baby at the deepest of levels, the peaceful level of the heart. Dance with me in the Heart is every baby's invitation to the big people in their lives.
Pennie is a mother, a grandmother, an artist, a lover of Nature, and a passionate advocate for babies, children and their parents. Pennie wrote "Magic Places" in 1978 after watching the way the creativity of her daughter Clare unfolded seamlessly, and without any of the interference we call 'teaching'. The patterns of unfolding-creativity she observed with Clare were also mirrored in all of the other playcentre children. Thirty years later she wrote "Dance with me in the Heart", a guide to the patterns of Life unfolding through the baby. Self employed, Pennie runs workshops and trainings for others who hold children's wellbeing dear to their hearts.