Home » ExchangeEveryDay » Mindful Touch with Infants

ExchangeEveryDay Past Issues

<< Previous Issue | View Past Issues | | Next Issue >> ExchangeEveryDay
Mindful Touch with Infants
August 14, 2020
It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living.
-Debasish Mridha

“Being touched is paramount to every baby’s daily life,” writes Elsa Chahin in her article, “The Future is In Our Hands,” which forms the foundation of one of the newest Exchange Reflections called “Mindful Touch with Infants.” She goes on to explain: “The young child’s well-being will depend, in great part, on the way he is touched by the adult. Through the use of our hands, we bathe, feed, and dress these precious souls. Our hands, therefore, represent everything to the infant, not only by the adult that cares for him, but as an expression of the entire world, thus becoming his first connection with the universe around him. As the late modern dance pioneer Martha Graham once proclaimed, 'Movement never lies,' and to that I add, nor do hands. Consider this: If they are rough, impersonal, and rushed during moments of care, the infant will link these experiences to unpleasant sensations.”

Interested in registering for an Exchange Reflections discussion group facilitated by a Dimensions Foundation education specialist? An August 24 conversation will explore inspiring and practical aspects of using natural loose parts with children of various ages. Learn more: https://natureexplore.org/event/200824/

NEW Resource!
Exchange Reflections

Exchange Reflections are designed to help a team of people meet in-person or live online to think deeply together about a topic using an article from Exchange magazine as a guide. Included are discussion questions to help guide reflections, as well as a "Making Commitments" idea sheet to help prompt ideas into action and an Exchange Reflections Certificate. For your convenience, Exchange Reflections are available in PDF format and you can download immediately on your desktop.

We are offering a “choose your price” option during this challenging time. The regular price of Exchange Reflections (which you can distribute to your staff or students) is $10. For those of you able to pay regular price, thank you. It helps us keep paying our staff. For those of you who need to use the 50% off coupon, we understand. Times are tough right now and some budgets are on the edge. Please do what works in your own circumstances.

Use coupon code REFLECTIONS at checkout
For 50% off this new resource

Offer valid through September 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
May not be combined with any other offer.
Not valid on past purchases or bulk purchase discounts.


Delivered five days a week containing news, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.


What is ExchangeEveryDay?

ExchangeEveryDay is the official electronic newsletter for Exchange Press. It is delivered five days a week containing news stories, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.

Bright Horizons - Do work that matters at a company that offers more. Apply today.
Kaplan - Lets get to work on play.
Childcare Education Institute - Earn or renew your FCCPC.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 Comment
MATILDAH KAPILA · August 15, 2020
LUSAKA, Please selectů, Zambia

Children are our joy and happiness.

Post a Comment

Have an account? to submit your comment.


Your e-mail address will not be visible to other website visitors.

Check the box below, to help verify that you are not a bot. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this form.

Disclaimer: Exchange reserves the right to remove any comments at its discretion or reprint posted comments in other Exchange materials.