Emmi Pikler (1902-1984) was a Hungarian pediatrician who developed theories of infant education and put them into practice in the orphanage she directed. Pikler’s approached relied on observation and respect for a baby’s inherent competencies. According to Anna Tardos (2010), Pikler’s “vision of a healthy infant was an active, competent and peaceful infant, who lives in peace with himself and his environment.”1ardos, A. (2010). Introducing the Piklerian developmental approach: history and principles. The Signal: Newsletter of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, 18 (3-4). Retrieved from
http://www.waimh.org/files/Signal/Signal3-4_2010.pdf[/notes] Pikler inspired Magda Gerber, who brought these ideas to America and developed the RIE Institute.
- Key principles of the Pikler approach
- What is the Pikler Theory?
- The Pikler Approach To Optimal Early Childhood Development
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