Written by Margot Sunderland.
Based on over 700 scientific studies into children’s development, this book explains how to develop your child’s potential to the full using touch, laughter and play to build emotional wellbeing for life. A great book for parents, carers and those working with children and families.
Written by Tiffany Field.
The sense of touch is the first sensory input babies experience while they’re in the womb, and touch continues to be the primary means of learning about the world throughout infancy and well into childhood. This book explains why touch is critical for children’s growth, development, and health, as well as for adults’ physical and mental well-being.
The Song of the Child
Written by Sylvie Hetu.
The Song of the Child is an inspirational book for parents, therapists and anyone that works with children and families. At its core, the book asks adults to take step back from the current fashion of evaluating, measuring and assessing children and consider an alternative approach to human development.
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
Written by Sue Gerhardt.
This wonderful book explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, and how it impacts our social and emotional brain systems. You’ll discover the answers to how our emotional lives work and how early relationships shape a baby’s nervous system, with lasting consequences that influence our adult lives.
To Touch is to Live: The Need for Genuine Affection in an Impersonal World
Written by Mariana Caplan.
This book explores the issue of inadequate touch in child-raising, early education, family culture and our personal relationships. It highlights why touch is essential for our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and why touch deprivation can lead to mental and physical illness, addiction, violence and abuse as a way to fill the void.
Touch in Schools: A Revolutionary Strategy for Replacing Bullying with Respect and for Reducing Violence
Written by Sylvie Hetu and Mia Elmsater
This book shows how integrating positive touch – in the form of the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) – into the school curricula has helped to boost the emotional wellbeing of children around the globe.
Draw Me a Star
Written by Eric Carle
This delightful book is a wonderful addition for both IAIM and MISP instructors alike, to introduce nurturing touch for older children.
You are my World
Written by Amy HatKoff
This is a beautiful book with photographs, an absolutely ideal gift for new mothers, or for IAIM instructors to demonstrate cues pictorially in their class.
Facilitating IAIM Parents and Babies Classes
For IAIM instructors with current members only
Written by Sylvie Hetu
This is an excellent resource for all IAIM instructors-Please note in order to purchase this book, you need to provide your current IAIM membership number.
Written by Ashley Montagu
Dr Montagu has produced a fascinating analysis. All professionals concerned with human behaviour will find something of value in this book.