Author(s): Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)
Through descriptions and illustrations, shows the basic process by which babies are naturally able to move well without assistance. Dr. Pikler's approach focuses on natural healthy development and values the quality of the movement rather than the age at which the movement is acquired. These charming line drawings of infants illustrate the unfolding of natural motor development based on Dr Emmi Pikler's classic studies of babies who had the unusual opportunity for both secure, respectful relationships and the chance to explore through their own self-initiated movements. From the publication Terminology of Basic Body Postures and Movements. Conceived, defined and compiled by eh team of The National Methodological INstiture fo rResiential Nurseries (now The PIkler Institute(, Budapes, Hungary, headed by Dr Emmi Pikler and illustrated by Klara Pap.