GrowBabyGrow Resource List

Books, Websites and Other Things We Love

Book Recommendations:

A Moving Child is a Learning Child – Gill Connell

The Whole-Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel

The Happiest Baby on the Block – Dr. Harvey Karp

More to Come!

Community Events and Parent Workshops
But I don't DANCE!


Creative dance is for everyone at every age and stage! Through a unique focus on dance concepts that guide both structured and unstructured movement explorations with fun, colorful and sensory-friendly props and musical instruments, everyone dances in their own way. Parents or caregivers are primarily focused on their own baby or child and your instructor leads the way with simple instructions and "brain bites" that relate the dance activities to brain development, social and emotional development, regulation, school readiness and more. 

Why Dance?


Babies are born to dance! Movement is the gateway to learning during the first four years of life because sensorimotor and social development precedes language and logic skills. GrowBabyGrow instructors are licensed in The Nurturing Pathways® Program, which is derived from scientific research on the brain-body connection and integrates movement, music and fun into one joy-filled class. GrowBabyGrow programs following the Nurturing Pathways® curriculum, that targets age-appropriate learning and growth encompassing cognitive, physical, sensory and social-emotional development. Click here to receive your complimentary developmental handout describing the benefits of dancing with your baby and child.

Meet the Moms Behind GrowBabyGrow!

Elena Diehl
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Founder & Owner

Licensed Nurturing PathwaysⓇ Instructor​

Certified Happiest Baby Educator

Brain Compatible Creative Dance Educator

Sara Clark
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Administrative Assistant 

Licensed Nurturing PathwaysⓇ Instructor

Brain Compatible Creative Dance Educator