Friday, September 9, 2011

Goodnight Moon

M watching the "moon"
Today M and I are talking about the moon. I'm basing this around the book 'Goodnight Moon'. To get the repetition of the book we'll read it several times today. Once with our morning reading and then once with our night reading. Sometime today we'll shut off the lights and shine a flashlight on the ceiling. To help her follow to and past the midline with her eyes I'll go side to side on the ceiling. Babies love to stare at lights, and this is a way to bring the book into that. After our night reading of today's book we'll go outside and talk about the moon. Of course she's too little to understand the words, but she's not too little to hear them. Talking as much as you can to baby is great for language development. We'll not only talk about how far it is but also about shape, color, and size. Be as descriptive as you can while talking to baby. Say things like 'the black car' or 'the eight yellow chicks.' This helps not only language but color recognition, counting, and whatever you describe. Have fun!


  1. This is such a great idea! I'm really glad you posted it. I used to be around my friends little kids all the time, but they are grown now and it has been years since I've been around babies and small children. I find myself sometimes not knowing what to do or say to help with her growth and brain stimulation! I love this----

  2. I'm so glad you found it helpful! I want to start doing more posts like this especially as M grows. I've been working in early child care education for a little over five years now so I love doing things like this too. Have fun!