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"オープンデイ特集-問いを追いかけて見て。あれはなんだったろう?

2019.11.21
To Become Aware of Your Body
オープンデイ特集-問いを追いかけて見て。あれはなんだったろう? – 身体の地図をつくる

うるい組(0歳児クラス)では「手足の動きが全身の発達にどのように影響するか」という問いが生まれ、体の動きに焦点をあて記録をとり続けました。
シェルハブ・メソッドの西海石みかささんに、子どもたちのどんな動きに注目したらよいかアドバイスをいただき、寝ている状態からハイハイをし立っていく過程の中で骨盤の動き、肩甲骨が前にだせるかが体の全身の動きに影響してくるということをお聞きし、骨盤(骨盤は傾いているか)と肩甲骨の動き(腕をのばすと肩甲骨は動くのか)、今の動きがずりばいに生かされるのかなどを考え記録しました。
1 週間分のMちゃんの写真とその日のMちゃんの動きと問いをとりためて西海石さんにメールでお送りし、お返事をいただくやりとりを約 1 か月間おこなってみて、Mちゃんは這っている状態からハイハイできるまでの状態になり、ひとつひとつの体の動きが全身につながっていくことがわかりました。体の動きを文章化することは難しく時間がかかりましたがとても勉強になりました。 記録をとっていくことは、Yさんと私のそれぞれの視点が違うことでまた別の見方ができ、お互いの視点を重ねていくことで大きくなっていったと思います。そして、発達とは?という新たな問いが私の中で生まれました。人間が生まれて老いていく生涯をかけての変化、人同士の混じり合いでの変化全てが発達と今の私は思っていますが、もっと深く考えたいです。Mちゃんの姿を追い、Mちゃんの世界がどんどん広がっていくことをみつめ、からだの地図が鮮明にできていく、その傍らにいるということがわたしたちの喜びです。Mちゃんが正座をしてとびっきりの笑顔でほほえむ写真があります。私はあの時の感動を忘れないと思います。

The question of ‘What is the connection between the development of fingers and toes and the development of the whole body?’ came up in Urui(0yo-class), leading us to focus on body movements as we made our daily records.
We received some advice from Mikasa Saikaishi, a practitioner of Child’Space Method, about what to look for in children’s movement. From then on, we focused on how each child moves their pelvis while transitioning from lying down to crawling to standing. We also paid attention to how the ability to push the shoulder blade forward impacted the rest of a child’s movements. We’d then record our thoughts regarding whether or not the child’s current crawling movements were causing the pelvis to move (or tilt) or the shoulder blade to engage (when extending their arms), or other topics related to how they were moving around
Every week for about a month, we’d gather images and records regarding Mchan’s daily movement and send them through to Mikasa. During this time. Mchan transitioned from just lying on her stomach and wriggling around to actually crawling, something that helped me realise the connection between individual movements and the movement of the body as a whole. Trying to describe Mei’s movements in writing was difficult and took a lot of time, but it also taught me a lot. As we continued taking these records, the differences between my own observations and Ysan’s caused us to deepen our understanding of Mchan and the way she moved her body. This led me, in turn, to ask myself exactly what the process of ‘growth’ entails. I now think that the entire human experience of being born and growing old, with all the changes that this journey entails, in addition to our experiences mingling with other people, is “growth”, but this is something I want to try and consider even more deeply moving forward. Watching and being with Mchan as her world expanded and as she grew more familiar with her body brought me a lot of joy. There’s one picture we have of Mchan sitting there smiling with a look of utter delight on her face. I don’t think I’ll ever forget how it made me feel to see her looking so happy.

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