“Inger is one of the most creative teachers I have ever met. She naturally understands that children respond to story telling, song, and imaginative play and brings all of this to her Intellidance classes. I am always inspired by the new activity she creates using the Intellidance Method and her joi de vie! Inger respects children deeply and displays this through her ability to allow children to take the lead in play situations and invite them to be active collaborators in her classes. She reflects deeply on her work with children, both in her classes and as a mother. Her reflective nature, kindness and empathy allows her to connect easily with children and adults alike. I am thrilled to have her on our global Team and representing Intellidance in Africa!” – Jessica Baudin-Griffin (Intellidance® Creator/Director)
Inger, whose background lies in music, theatre and performance Arts is the first Certified Intellidance® Teacher in Africa. She is a mother of two and has been working with children for the past five years, teaching music, drama and dance. She has taught and developed various programmes that focus on encouraging self-expression, developing the imagination, building self-confidence, creating body awareness and exploring various emotions. Inger originally found Intellidance® online when she was looking for a suitable dance/music programme for her own children that she could share with them, but could not find anything that felt quite right!
Inger believes that teaching in this age group (0-5) is an immensely rewarding and powerful vocation. She also has a strong interest in research based teaching practices that look at both brain and body development in these formative years which is one of the reasons she loves teaching the Intellidance® programmes!
Here’s what Inger has to say:
“What I love about Intellidance®? ….This award winning programme has been created with so much research and love!! Most of all it is created with children in mind…honing in on what makes them tick and utilising methods on how best to help them learn and grow! I am truly excited to be able to share this programme with other families here in Cape Town!
Someone once told me that from the moment your child is born, you spend the rest of your life slowly letting them go, until one day they are independent adults out on their own in the world…As a mother of two, I know all too well how fleeting these moments can be… from a baby who hardly wants to leave your arms, to a mobile toddler, then child you can hardly keep up with!
At Intellidance® we sing, dance, explore and play our way through these amazing moments together, all the while nurturing our bond and supporting our child’s physical, cognitive and social-emotional development.”