December 15-21, 2014 Age: 12 weeks old (2.5 months old) Curriculum: early learning / infant stimulation program outlined in How Smart is Your Baby by Glenn Doman.
What an exciting week we had this week! We started a full-blown “intellectual” program this week, based loosely on Glenn Doman’s How to Teach Your Baby to Read, How to Teach Your Baby Math, and How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge. Here is Aria with all of her picture cards for the week:
Her favorite cards seem to be the quantity cards. These are different quantities of red dots placed in random formation to teach subitization. While most older children and adults can only subtilize up to about seven, it is theorized that babies and very young toddlers are able to perceive quantities up to much higher numbers, so quantity cards through one hundred are shown.
Next we’ve been doing instruments. In earlier weeks part of the program was listening to sound effects and naming them. She really enjoyed that, so I decided to continue the sound effects and teach instruments for a few weeks. She seemed to really enjoy the combination of sound effects AND pictures. This week we did string instruments.
We also did North American sea stars…
…and family member names.
She has been getting really good at hanging from my fingers! She actually quite enjoys this activity now. For a while, she didn’t seem to be a fan.
She’s been working really hard at grabbing dangling toys. I love watching her concentration as she bats her hands around in the general direction until she grabs what she’s aiming at.
We’ve been trying to do read alouds more often! For some reason this falls by the wayside often.
Unfortunately she’s gotten a bit of screen time this week as I have to take her with me to the storage shed to wrap Christmas gifts. Oh well, I’m sure she’ll be alright in the long run. Resources used this week: Follow me on instagram to get updates on our day to day learning activities: