Joimovers in the News
We are so proud of our Joimovers! Joimove Babies, Kids, and Friends Instructors have been making the news lately with their great work and are inspiring others to get active and spend quality time with their babies and children. Let’s take a look at some of these amazing news stories from all around the world!
Our amazing Joimovers in Taipei, Taiwan, were featured on evening news to share information on the benefits of babywearing dance classes and Joimove’s expertise in safe, fun babywearing. Diana Chendana and Phoebe Chiang were interviewed alongside Dr Yin Chang-Sheng, an expert in obstetrics and gynaecology, who lent support to the great work and high safety standards that Joimove Babies classes offer to parents with babies and young children.
Dr Yin Chang-Sheng noted, “Music and dance helps adults to produce happy hormones, generally referring to endorphin, serotonin, dopamine, and oxycontin. These happy hormones can be transferred from adults to the child by babywearing and dancing. It [babywearing dance] will help to lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart problems, but also develop skin to skin contact and attachment between you and your baby.”
Ruta Lelthe Ambrozaitienė, a Joimove Babies and Kids Instructor from Vilnius, Lithuania, had an article published in Mažylis, Lithuania’s parenting magazine. Ruta was so happy to be able to share information about working as a Joimove Instructor with babies and new mothers with Mažylis’s readers.
We asked Ruta to tell us more:
“I shared that dance is in human nature, that living with a beat and rhythmic movement starts in the mother’s womb and continue on in a mother’s hands with nursery songs, calming down a baby, etc. But we stop dancing when we start to think that dance needs special abilities, specialised knowledge, and technique. Usually such messages as ‘I can’t dance’ comes from parents and a child accepts this idea that dancing is something that you have to learn.
“Dance is emotion. We all have hearts that beat, we all move in one way or another, so we all can dance! Also, dance is a perfect, easy way to stay active and produce hormones of happiness, which is important! It’s not about some technical dance steps. If baby feels your movement and your happiness, he doesn’t care about what your legs are doing.”
Joimove’s Founder, Selen Yilmaz, was recently interviewed by Bebegim ve Biz about the history of Joimove International and the progress Joimovers have made in promoting active living, safe babywearing and babywearing dance, and in bringing people together in communities all over the world. We were honoured that the magazine chose to create a special edition for Joimove in honour of the amazing powers of babywearing and babywearing dance in their August 2017 issue.
United States of America
This week, one of Joimove’s newest Joimove Babies Instructors, Kailey McNeill, held a well-attended flashmob in her home state of Virginia. The flashmob of babywearing dancers and their little ones was even featured on Fox 5 News. Great work Kailey!
A big ‘Congratulations!’ goes to all of our Joimove Instructors and Trainees who continue to inspire community spirit and active living in every one of their communities.
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