Developmental Movement is the movement that we all go through at the start of our lives. It begins in the womb and supports our birth, and then once in the outside world, guides us through the process to walking.
All the wriggles, rolls, pushes and pulls of our early movement track the development of our nervous system and senses. It is through movement that we integrate our senses, and organise and manage our responses and behaviour.
As babies, it is through our movement that we learn about ourselves, each other and the world. Our early experience can effect who we feel ourselves to be, and go on to become. It is through our movement that we first learn to relate, express ourselves and get our needs met.
So being supported to explore or revisit developmentally significant movement can help children, young people and adults, build or repair the foundations that their development and later life is based on.