Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun and Games

I found a nice book at the library yesterday: Your Child at Play: Birth to One Year. I wish I had discovered it sooner as we're down to the last two months and I didn't see the subsequent volumes, but I'm glad to have it now.

It gives a brief overview, month-by-month, of some of baby's developmental milestones and how they are now interacting with the world. It also gives simple games and tips for making tasks a little easier. (Like using a piece of Scotch tape to keep a very wiggly little one occupied during diaper changes. Could have used that about 5 months ago.)

One of the activities for an 11 month old was 'finger painting' with flour. Big I thought it was a great idea and decided to also try 'tongue painting'. (Sorry the pics turned out blurry.)

Of course it all ended up on the floor after a few minutes, but I had some unexpected help cleaning it up.

How do you think he got it on his face?

Edited to add:

We had more art time today and I guess he's just decided to throw himself completely into his craft. Literally.