Walking With Whitney is a baby wellness, parent education, and infant gross motor class. The class is geared for babies 2-5 month old. In this class we will focus on teaching caregivers how to therapeutically play with their infant to promote gross motor skills. Go beyond the checklists and learn about the developmental sequence and how to play with your baby to enhance their natural development. This class will go into detail about simple, everyday activities you can do during playtime, diaper changes, and bath time to promote your baby’s strength, visual-motor skills, and gross motor skills. We will practice playing with your baby to work on skills such as rolling, tummy time, and sitting. In addition to playtime, we will also explore and discuss proper positioning in equipment such as bouncy seats and swings as well as appropriate toy recommendations for each age group. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new parents, ask questions about development in a supportive environment, and enhance your knowledge of infant development. All caregivers are welcome. Please join us for a class to learn how to better play with your infant!
Whitney Burke is a pediatric physical therapist who has worked with children of the Upper East Side for over 5 years. She specializes in helping children with a range of developmental disabilities focusing primarily on children birth to 3 years of age. She is professionally trained in neuro-developmental treatment. Prior to working on the UES, she started her career at Blythedale Children's Hospital. Whitney is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise of infant development with the families of the UES.
$20 for pre-payment and $25 for drop-ins