Saturday, January 26, 2008

Infant Swimming Resource

This is an amazing video. A must see for every parent of young children


Friday, January 18, 2008

Classical Baby

I am always looking for dvd's or toys that help us teach Molly things, as well as for entertainment purposes. I came across a dvd yesterday called, "Classical Baby, The Dance Show". It wasn't very much so I picked it up. It is presented by HBO Entertainment. I think that I saw a similar show on HBO when we were in Alabama last November. I thought the animation art was really great, as well as a various mix of classical music greats.

Apparently, there are two more dvds, and I have ordered them as well...Classical Baby, The Art Show, and Classical Baby, The Music Show." I am looking forward to getting these. Molly really seems to like them. They are quite soothing for parents to have on in the background, and not have various mix of cartoon shows playing. I get really tired of the repetition of most of Molly's programs, and heaven knows I know way to many of the episodes by heart.

I popped this dvd in this morning, and I enjoyed a cup of Irish creme coffee, while classical music played in the background, and Molly watched, and listened while playing with her puzzles. It was sure a lot more peaceful than, "Can you help Dora, and boots find the cookie?" or "Say, Rescue Pack!" I prefer the programs on PBS to Treehouse most of the time, but I can't complain too much about Treehouse, it has some really great programming. I still stand firmly by the Baby Einstein Videos, and The Little Einsteins programs. Molly absolutely loves them, and I know she has learned so much from them.

I really like the options, and resources that parents have today for their babies, toddlers, and children. It is sure a lot different than when I was a child.

Hopefully with all the resources, education, and technology that children have today, we can raise happy, healthy ,well-rounded,and educated children.

They are the key to our future.

Vocabulary guru....

Molly's vocabulary is growing daily. She uses "oh no!", "why?", "wow", "oh, wow.", and "wee" quite frequently these days. She can recognize apples, and horses by a picture, or object. She said tractor yesterday after I showed her the tractor snowplow outside our window. It is truly amazing to watch them grow.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Monkey = Mom-eee"

Molly's vocabulary is really coming along. She is now identifying pictures of objects, and saying their proper name, or the Molly equivalent. :)

She has this wonderful set of alphabooks by Baby Einstein that is currently one of her very favorite things to play with.

The set of board books has one book per letter of the alphabet, and has three pictures with the name of the image for each letter of the alphabet. I was showing her the M book, and there was a picture of a monkey, and Molly promptly said with proud enthusiasm "mom-eee". I told her no Molly, that is a monkey, and she was adamant that it was a "mom-eee".

There is really no arguing with a very strong willed toddler! :)