Summer is 11 months old.
Summer loves water! She enjoys splashing around in the bath tub and has spent a little time kicking and splashing around in Nana and Papa's pool. This week, I set up a water bin for her to play in along with some cups for pouring and other various items.
She smiled when the streams of water fell from the cups.
She was also interested in the textile basket. I included fabrics like fleece, felt, terry cloth, soft fur doll slippers, blue jean and a rough sponge.
The blue jean and rough sponge seemed to be her favorites.
Summer has also been watching a program called, Your Baby Can Read for the past several months. Abby watched the same video and loved it, as does Summer. As soon as I start the show, she begins to smile. The shows are great at introducing basic body parts (nose, ears, mouth, eyes, arms), actions (clapping, waving, reaching), animals (cat, dog, gorilla, elephant), childhood songs (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Itsy Bitsy Spider) and for the most part little kids are narrating the video. The videos also introduce words to describe what they are about to do or see.
Summer has been very interactive with the shows. She watches intently and is able to show us her arms when asked and is able put them up when we say, "arms up." She also enjoys waving and clapping.
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