My little Fox is almost 4 months old. He's my sweetheart. You just can't help falling in love with him. He's adorably chubby with big blue eyes and perfect soft skin. He smiles and coos and squeals. All you need to do to make him laugh is kiss him on the cheek. Then he snuggles into you and falls asleep in your arms.
I wanted to have all the Montessori infant materials for Fox but that just hasn't happened. Instead I've been improvising on the go to give him things that will keep him engaged. This is what he's been doing...
Fox is starting to gain control over his hands. I can put a small toy in his open hand and he will hold it and bring it clumsily to his mouth. He will hold it for a very short time and then let go. In a little basket by his mat I have a collection of objects made of a variety of materials that he is able to hold. A metal baby spoon, a small cotton rattle, a rubber Sophie the Giraffe, a wooden peg, a knitted finger puppet. It's fun to see him interact with different objects and start to explore them! Bear also loves to choose an object from the basket and put it in Fox's hand..
Just a word about my favourite baby toy - the Oball. So light and soft. The delicate web is perfect for the clumsiest tiniest hand to hold. Fascinating to look at, Nice to suck on. Lots of fun in water. Easy to throw and bounce. The faster it rolls the more beautiful it is. It's squashable. Bear is still coming up with new ways to play with this toy. One of those justifiable plastic toys.
Fox is getting better at tummy time. It's still hard work and takes a bit of encouragement. Here are some of the ways I keep him motivated:
Without doubt Fox's favourite thing to watch and play with is his big brother Bear! Nothing makes him squeal and dance like watching Bear do something crazy and noisy. He just can't wait to join in!
My name is Vicky I am wife to Ranger and mum to two boys - Bear (2) and Fox (8 months). Somehow I stumbled across Montessori and now my goal is to raise and educate my children with a Montessori philosophy in country NSW Australia.