IVAN’S MANDOLIN DANCE
Ivan demonstrates in the above video that not only do infants enjoy the sensation of motion that is perceived by the vestibular system, but so do toddlers. In his “Mandolin Dance,” Ivan spins around and around and when he stops he bounces up and down while dancing with some quick footwork. The physical feeling of movement that babies and toddlers receive from the vestibular system while spinning around or bouncing up and down is clearly enjoyable! Ivan is 21 months in this video, from the IvanChannel on Youtube. He started receiving Stellar Caterpillar lessons at the age of three weeks. During infancy the vestibular sensations produced by the baby come from the motor skills such as lifting the head, rolling, and crawling. Once baby enters toddlerhood, he produces vestibular stimulation from actions such as bouncing, spinning, and running, which is why they all love dancing so much! Ivan demonstrates quite a bit of skill in his toddler dance. He manages to turn around quickly in one tiny spot on the floor while holding the mandolin, and that makes him one of our superstars!