Finding Their Feet: Every Parent’s Guide to Milestones and Movement


Bernie Landels is an internationally certified Infant Massage Instructor and Structural Integration practitioner. Originally from New Zealand, Bernie now works in private practice in Oxford, focusing on pregnancy and infant massage.

This is an interesting book that is well illustrated and written in an accessible and informative style, with extensive referencing and links to associated research. There is an interesting chapter on ‘Podo Problem Solving’, that covers some common developmental issues associated with the legs and feet, with some recommendations for interventions. 

Chapters include:

  • First Kicks: The Development of the Foot
  • First Movements: Reflexes
  • Tummy Time and Rolling
  • Cruising and the Novice walker
  • The Case for Going Barefoot

This book would be of value to those working in early years education, parents and anyone who is interested in early childhood development. It makes a passionate case for the value and benefits of going barefoot for all children (and adults too).

Author: B. Landels
Publisher: Indie Experts
ISBN: 978-0-6452915-0-6
Price: £19.99

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