Recently, we’ve been looking at different ways in which we can help bear with his development and learning. We were worried about his speech up until recently as he barely said any full words, although I was probably comparing him to other children his age a little too much. The one thing we haven’t quite established yet however, is colour. We have recently been attending a toddler group which lasted for 8 weeks and focused on the key aspects of development and learning for children who were walking up until 2 and a half years old. It was only a small group but meant it was much easier to do different activities. Each week would focus on something different such as numbers and counting, songs and rhyming, physical activity etc. There was a craft activity each week either painting or sticking and towards the end of the course, bear had really gotten into it and developed some skills. One thing I think he enjoyed the most though, was an activity where he had 6 different coloured bowls and lots of dinosaurs of the same colour and he had to put the coloured dinosaurs into the matching bowl. He got this straight away and he absolutely loved it (so much so, I’ve found the set that was used and added it to his Amazon Wishlist oops!) It was then that I realised how important it is for us to focus on the colour aspect of his learning as much as speech, numbers, letters etc.
Being a mummy has taught me so many things about myself, my child, my family, it really is impossible (or at least time consuming) to list all the ways and all the wonders being a parent brings. But I’m probably not the only person who feels they’ve learnt a few, shall we say, odd things about parenting and being a parent. It’s definitely one heck of a rollercoaster ride; never ending and not really slowing down. It feels like yesterday I was having my waters broken, unbeknownst to me I would be meeting my little baby almost 5 hours later and yet, here we are at 5 months old, chatting away and blowing raspberries at people and me having learnt to eat one handed food that’s gone cold (and probably dropping it all over Logan’s head ’cause “Sorry baby but mama needs to eat even if you are too”). View Post