Katie’s Day - The Baby Room
Highlights of the day
Katie was very chatty with us all today lots of babbling conversations (we are sure she is so nearly saying “Mum Mum”!)
During Prime Time snuggle Katie had a great time playing peek-a-boo with me, she shrieked with laughter each time I said “Boo!” and gently pulled the scarf away from my face.
Lunch today was a big success Katie loves the pureed sweet potato and carrot, but her tea time bottle is still very much her favourite. She pats the bottle lovingly when I get sit down with her for her feed.
Paul the Cook has made up a book of puree suggestions for parents, copies are available in by the front door. Paul has suggested donations go towards our fundraising for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
As she is now sitting so well without support, this afternoon we introduced Katie to our Treasure Basket.
We noticed that she loves to explore things by banging, shaking and mouthing. The Treasure Basket is full of interesting textured objects, for example - a wooden spoon, a chunky set of keys, a lemon, a lavender bag and a small tin pot.
Katie was fascinated with the lavender bag - she scrunched in her hand, patted it and put it to her mouth to feel. Children at this age explore a lot with their mouths as the nerve endings in the lips are the most sensitive and they relay messages back to the brain. It is a very important part of baby learning development. We will be holding Treasure Basket information and training session for parents next month, so that you can find out more and learn how to make your very own Treasure Basket at home.
Being outside in the garden was great fun for Katie, she loved being rocked gently in the blanket and was fascinated by the bubble blowing activity. She did lots of stretching and reaching up to catch the bubbles – we were so pleased - this is great for developing her balance and co-ordination!
After such a busy day we are sure Katie will sleep well tonight!