Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Fun Facts


WEEK #10

Learning begins in school.

FALSE: Learning starts even before birth, the human brain grows explosively between conception and age 6. Learning is actually an inverse function of age - the younger the baby is, the faster they will learn ... their happiness, health, and basic well-being are also significantly improved by stimulation and experiencing new things.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

More than Monday

As fall approaches I try to spend more & more time taking in what's left of the beautiful blooms in my yard. This year my roses have been particularly happy and continue to bloom & bloom & bloom again. I just love watching them, and I'm inspired by their persistence, beauty & vigor!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fun Facts



Babies Cannot Talk. 
FALSE:  Babies actually try to communicate almost all the time. It isn't easy because they can't make the same sounds that we adults understand as words. Because of this we often assume the sounds they're making are meaningless. On the contrary the sounds your baby is making are not just cooing & wooing, it IS language, all sounds are language.  Babies do not waste their breath saying nothing, remember just because you don't understand their language doesn't mean they don't clear understand it.  It is very important to listen & respond to your baby's effort to communicate. It is vital for the baby to know that their caregivers acknowledges they are in fact talking.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I broke my baby toe a couple of days ago...

and if I could have done this I definitely would have!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

More than Monday!

My life has been so busy lately, i've been caring for mom, household things and trying to keep up with Mini-Mocs orders all on VERY little sleep...needless to say i've been feeling the strain of life's pressures. this past weekend something happened that hasn't in quite some husband took my hand and sat me down across from him and simply looked into my eyes, he didn't say a word, he just looked! it lasted for only a minute but in that moment i felt calm, peace, comforted & loved. with that simple look i knew everything was going to be okay. he gave me the inspiration i needed to continue doing what i needed to do. 

Inspiration comes in different ways on different days for all of us...
...What inspires you? 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fun Facts Friday



Babies have a short attention span.

FALSE: Babies actually have superb attention, interest, and enthusiasm for everything that surrounds them. Babies can pay attention to up to 10 things at once instead of focusing on one thing at a time like adults do. This is one of the primary reasons why babies learn so quickly. Don't be fooled, babies may not pay attention to what we want them to, but they ARE definitely paying attention. As parents and caregivers if we can determine some of the things that they pay particular attention too we can share in the joys of their discoveries. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

More than Monday

Sunday was the first chance i've had in my sewing room in a while! sitting at my sewing table creating while looking out the window onto the yard felt really perfect. it was an inspirational feeling i've been missing lately!

Inspiration comes in different ways on different days for all of us...
...What inspires you? 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Fun Facts



Is it good to talk "baby talk" to your baby? 

After doing research on the topics I post in my "Friday Fun Facts" blog feature I can usually come to a conclusion that I agree with and feel confident about supporting, but this subject has me seeing and agreeing with aspects of both sides...what are your thoughts?

PRO: "Motherese" is a brand of chatting better known as "baby talk" and can be important to development. Together, the wide smiles, high pitch, exaggerated expressions and repetition succeed in drawing and holding a baby’s attention. This encourages babies to become an active part of two-way interaction, motherese seems to be an important tool in building and deepening the emotional bond between adults and babies, and serves as baby’s first introduction to language and communication skills. 

CON: A recent study suggests that speaking to your baby or young child using "motherese" instead of more complex sentences may set a poor example and could possibly hinder their communication skills. The same research shows that by using more complex sentences some babies will learn the right terms and forms of language early on and develop a higher ability for language comprehension as they grow. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More than Monday...Yeah it is, it's Tuesday!

Hoping you all have had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
I enjoyed a quiet weekend with hubby and my Mom!
We all took it "Labor" for us! ;) 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun Facts Friday



It is good for baby to spend time in a playpen, jumper or walker for stimulation.

FALSE: Although these devices can be quite helpful for very short time spans they can actually hinder a baby from learning how to move and explore the new world around them. When babies are given the opportunity to be on his belly on the floor, they will move and love every minute of it. All too often a baby is placed in a high chair, backpack carrier, playpen, car seat, or stationary walker, but a baby should be free to move on their bellies as much as possible, and confined, bundled up, or restricted as little as possible. This type of free movement stimulation promotes a sense of security, confidence and curiosity all while stengthening important neck and upper body muscles.