Other things we are working on:
- Getting Colin up onto all fours so that he will eventually be able to crawl.
It cracks me up when a cheerio will get stuck to his finger and he will just sit there and inspect it.
- Identifying facial features
Colin enjoys pointing to 3 main features on our faces right now: eyes, nose and mouth. Every time he does, we make sure we say the feature clearly and then help him point to that feature on his own face. Here you can see Colin pointing to the frog's eyes.
Miss D told us that she learned you should read to your child for 30 minutes every day. Colin enjoys books and recently we pulled this one out. It's called Olivia and was given to us as a present when Colin was born by a local elementary school.
We are working on pointing to specific things on the pages with his index finger and emphasizing different sounds when we do that.
- Identifying people in pictures
One night I was sitting at the computer with Colin trying to get Daddy on skype. Colin looked up and saw the big picture of Chris and I that our guests signed on our wedding day. Colin was getting so excited squealing and making noises. Now, if I hold Colin up to the picture and say "where is daddy?", Colin will put his finger on Daddy. If I ask "where is Mommy?", Colin will point at me! It's so exciting to watch him do that.
We are working on a lot of things, but most especially, we are showing Colin how much we love him.
Happy 10 month birthday Colin!