This film documents a long-term study by Dr. Mária Vincze, in which she observes a group of children living together at the Emmi Pikler Institute in Budapest. The children are three months of age at the beginning of the study and two-and-a-half years old at the end. Dr. Vincze observes the children as they live, play and develop in a secure and trusting environment. The children are observed playing in their familiar surroundings without any interference or alteration in the course of their daily activities. The viewer is engaged in a dynamic search for understanding that results in constructive insights for being with children.
Authors: Dr. Mária Vincze – Geneviève Appell
A Lóczy Film from the Pikler Institute Budapest
With the support of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité de France and the Association Pikler-Lóczy de France, 2009.
Produced by Wege der Entfaltung e. V.
Distribution in Hungary: Pikler-Lóczy Association for Early Childhood (www.pikler.hu),
in The Netherlands: Emmi Pikler Stichting (www.pikler.nl),
Germany: Wege der Entfaltung e. V. (www.weev.de)