Friday, January 4, 2019

7 Month Learning Activities

 I feel like I always need the disclaimer that while I call them "learning activities," we really follow Archer's lead.  We don't force things when he's unhappy about them. He loves stimulation, so they provide good ways for us to spend time together.  

Physical Development:
Archer is crawling now and he is loving the new found mobility.  We're trying to give him ample opportunity to explore and practice his new skills.  Crawling around Xander's room is a favorite, as is chasing the dogs.  Archer has started pulling himself up on us and likes to stand.  I have a feeling it won't be too long before he starts pulling himself up on furniture or other things around the house. 
Archer is really enjoying trying to eat finger foods, although he does not have as many options as he would like due to lack of teeth.

While we did take a two week break from our Doman-style flash cards, they are still our primary means of exposing him to new words in English and Spanish.  He watches Tweedlewink occasionally and really enjoys Your Baby Can Read a few times a week.  Archer has really started liking books.  His favorites are the That's Not My... series from Usborne, Noisy Farm and some old books we have that have photos and giant flaps.  Archer recently learned to turn the pages and gets so excited about it, that he sometimes does not have the patience to feel his touchy-feely books.

We also still do a Spanish Little Reader lesson most days, although I changed the settings so he only see the words and pictures, with non of the phonics.  The lessons are much more interesting to him that way.  He also watches Kid Start Spanish a few times a week and absolutely LOVES it.  I'm slowly working on making and acquiring more books for him in Spanish.  He got several for Christmas.

Not much has changed here.  We still do one Little Math lesson most days.

Baby Shelves: 
 Now that he is mobile, Archer likes a lot more stimulation.  He loves exploring new toys.  Here are his current shelves.
Top left is a basket with his musical eggs and his Ticky Tok toy.  The eggs each make a different noise when you shake them, which he enjoys.
Bottom left is his ball pounding toy.  He likes hitting things (including himself) with the hammer, watching the balls go down the ramp and tasting the balls.  He has yet to figure out how to actually hit the balls with the hammer, LOL.
 The top right has a tray of some of his Lalabloom toys.  While they twist and pop together, Archer still mostly eats them.  I put them out mostly so he can taste feel the different textures.

 Right middle has his little popping toy.  These little guys pop up when you press down on them.  Xander gets a big kick out of them and Archer likes watching them pop, especially if we do it all at once for him.  Once again, though, he mostly likes eating them.
 Bottom right has his Touch and Feel puzzle.  He likes looking in the little mirror, feeling all the pieces and scattering them around the room.
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