November 30 – December 7, 2014
Age: 10 weeks old
Curriculum: early learning / infant stimulation program outlined in How Smart is Your Baby by Glenn Doman.
We had a great week this week – much better than last week.
This week, part of the program for visual stimulation was to introduce encyclopedic knowledge picture cards. Basically, “encyclopedic knowledge” cards are clear and beautiful pictures of various things organized into categories (North American butterfly species, for instance) and speficially labeled (for example, “Two-Tailed Swallowtail”).
This week, our two sets of cards were North American Butterfly Species & North American Seashell Types. Here is a specific list:
As you can see, we also did contrasting textures this week. Each day we pick a new texture pair and very gently rub it all over her body, describing what is happening as we do it. The textures I used were as follows:
She really enjoys this activity. And even though I know she can already perceive “gnostic” (light) sensation and their subtle differences, these activities are still valuable to help strengthen her sensory pathways.
Since 8 weeks old, Aria has started really scooting down the entire track (six feet) nearly every time she gets in it. It is fun to watch her become more and more skilled and efficient.
Aria also rolled from her stomach to her back a few times this week. Of course I haven’t been able to get a video of it, just “after” pictures.
I continue to try to read to her each day. For some reason this is somewhat of a challenge for me sometimes, as I would rather talk to her than read to her, but I keep persisting. At one point this week I read her “How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge” as I reviewed a few parts of the program, as I prepare to start a full intellectual program in a little over a week.
Aria is really enjoying all of the Christmas lights we have been seeing.
She also really enjoyed the beach again. Love this beautiful Florida weather! I never want to leave here.
Resources used this week:
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