March 5, 2009

Today's To Do List

As a new Mommy of course I subscribe to a ton of newsletters from different parenting websites; some of them are great, others not so much. One that I do enjoy reading is from, it's usually filled with helpful advice to get me through this new world of motherhood.

Yesterday afternoon I received this list of activities to do with my son:

Simple, Surprising Brain Boosters for Baby
  • Splashing in the tub. Aside from being majorly fun, it teaches cause and effect and the basic properties of water.

  • Clapping. It builds coordination and, if the two of you do it along to songs, rhythm.

  • Banging on a pot, which lets baby learn the different sounds he can make.

  • Unraveling a ball of yarn (another mystifying cause-and-effect lesson).

  • Touching running water, while you turn the temp from cold to warm. It's a simple sensory booster.

  • One more tip: Be sure to narrate each of these activities ("Ooooh, that water is cold! Ahhhh, that feels nice and warm!") so that baby learns to connect words with their meanings. It’s a great way to stimulate language development and make these little games more fun and engaging for both of you.

I think I'll make this today's to do list. My real to do list?
  • Finish laundry

  • Sort through mail

  • Target- returns

  • Cancel gym membership (haven't gone since I was pregnant)

  • Confirm tax appointment

Which is more important? The former for sure- today is all about O!

I think we will start with splashing in the tub after his blueberry breakfast....

1 comment:

  1. I don't know you, but you posted on the blog Homemaking Fun so I thought I would check your blog out.

    You are such a cute little mommy. My son is only 4 months old and I am collecting ideas too :0)

    Yesterday my husband bought me a book called "The Toddler's Busy Book" by Tish Kuffner. You may want to check it out. I am really excited about it!