Discovery Baskets: Week Two

Sunday, June 09, 2013


Summer is 10 months old.

This past week, Summer went from taking several steps here and there to walking back and forth short distances.  With her new found freedom, it has been a bit challenging to keep her in one spot for very long.  Our "Tot School" time together usually lasts about 30 minutes.  Depending on her mood, it can be shorter or longer if she is content and having fun.  I try to have our 1:1 time when Abby is watching Speekee or working on independent work.

Here's a look at her Discovery Baskets this week.
 
DB collage

Summer did not seem too interested in her stacking blocks.  She mainly liked tossing them around or chewing on them.  Lately, she will hand items to you when asked and continues to enjoy placing items into various containers.

summer smiling 2

She loved the caterpillar gear toy!  Each time I would turn the gears, she would giggle.  Then, she would take each gear off, play with the wood board and hand me the pieces to put back on.

little summer 2

I'm not sure who enjoyed the basket of random kitchen items more, Abby or Summer.  This was the favorite by far and so simple to put together.

summer looking in basket 2

summer looking at toy 2

sweet summer 2


summer exploring 2
As I've mentioned before, Summer loves being outside.  She loves swinging and sliding down the bumpy slide with assistance, of course.  After awhile though, she gets pretty drowsy. :-)

summer swinging 2

She also enjoys watching Abby, trying to be just as big.  We are fortunate to have such a sweet, caring role model for her to look up to.

girls on swingset b&w

Items We Used This Week

14 comments:

  1. I remember my son loving to sort and organize objects into baskets.

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    1. It's such a blessing to be a part of these memories. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. You have a lovely blog :) I'm following now on Bloglovin! My little boy is almost the same age as your baby girl (he's 11.5 months) and he loves getting into everything!

    Stephanie @ She Turned Her Dreams Into Plans

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    1. Thanks so much, Stephanie! This really is a fun age where their personality starts to take shape.

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  3. In addition to Monday Kid Corner Weekly Linky Party, this week's theme is WATER. Brush off those archives and link them up at http://thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/monday-kid-corner/ See you there! Jennifer

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  4. I love discovery baskets for babies ... and what adorable photos! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  5. You have a little chef in the making there!

    I've included it in my Sunday Showcase round up this week: 8 FUN playtime activities for kids: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/06/16/the-sunday-showcase-lets-play.html

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. Looking forward to seeing the other activities!

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  6. Congratulations! Your post was featured at the Mommy Monday Link Party. Please stop by to grab your "I've Been Featured" button and link up again! http://bestlifemistake.blogspot.com/2013/06/mommy-monday-week-10.html

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  7. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Tots. What a delightful blog with gorgeous photos you have. I've featured this post on Learn with Play at home this week so you're welcome to grab a featured button. Hope to see you linked up again next week :)

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    1. Deborah, thank you so much. I'm so excited!

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