Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tot School

~Smiley is currently 12 months old~

Tot School

Smiley was really into balls this week. He had a blast rolling this ball off the table, retrieving it and rolling it down again. He played this game on several days during the week.

Smiley had fun playing with his German finger puppets. His favorite part was to take them all out of their pockets :)

He still really enjoys this playskool toy.

Mommy came up with a new game for Smiley. The idea was to take the cheerios out of the baking tray and to place them in blue cup in order to work on fine motor skills. Smiley's idea was to take the cheerios out of the tray, place them in the cup, take them out of the cup and eat them :)

Smiley actually took his first steps last Sunday, February 1st. He has taken 3 steps at a time every day since. There might be something about taking more than 3 steps that still seems a bit scary :) Anyways, he still loves pushing around his leap frog fire fighter push toy. He's gotten really good at it and is able to turn it around when he walks into something and to maneuver it with only one hand.

He really enjoys playing with his sensory balls, particularly taking them in his mouth. What better way is there to explore different textures ;)

We had quite a few rainy days this week, which is very unusual for SoCal. We decided to take Smiley to the indoor playground. It was our first time there and he absolutely loved it. I am sure we will come back many more times to escape from the sun during the summer months. We were even able to sneak in several educational moments...

Playing in the kitchen.

Steering the fire engine.

Working on gross motor skills by riding on the doggie.

Driving around in the fire engine.

Practicing fine motor skill with this fun toy. He really really enjoyed this and came back to it many times throughout the afternoon.

Some more steering.

With daddy on the big slide after jumping around in the jumper for a very long time. He actually likd it, despite his not so excited face in this picture :)

If you want to read more about tot school, please check out Carisa's blog at 1plus1plus1equals1.