I filled the basket with larger items like a toy piano and drums. But what seemed more interested to Layla was the smaller items like a pair of maracas, baby rattles, small cymbals and more. Lincoln's favorite item was the harmonica and kazoo. You can definitely mix it up by focusing on a single sound or pitch, too.
If you're on Tik Tok you've probably seen the past life regression trend that's been going on. I'm pretty skeptical overall, but I give anything a chance so I figured I'd try it out. I like the idea of reincarnation and having past lives, and I'm also a firm believer in karma. It seemed like a pretty cool thing so I tried the popular YouTube video of a man guiding you through the meditation and hypnosis. I did my "session" after the kids were in bed at 8 pm so I was pretty zoned out and easily relaxed!
The number one thing I am so happy I did for my son (and now daughter) is to learn and teach him sign language. I remember when my Aunt was teaching my cousin 14 years ago and how cool it was so see her catch on to signs and when she did a new sign for the first time how rewarding it felt. I knew when I was getting near the end of my pregnancy with Lincoln that this was something I wanted to invest my time in and start early. I'm also extremely lucky that his daycare, and where I work, supports and promotes infant signing.
The only negative I hear about teaching children sign language is the FALSE CLAIM that it delays speech. There has been extensive research on how untrue this is and to take it even further, it's actually proven that teaching gestures and sign language helps verbal communication. Read on as I share some studies and answer the most asked questions about baby signing...
I prefer using paint to decorate the binoculars but Lincoln was very eager to outside so we used crayons to avoid drying time. He told me that he drew birds and squirrels and the sun. We put our binoculars on and went outside to search for random things. We went on a color hunt, a bear hunt, and eventually picked some raspberries from the bushes in our backyard.
For this particular kitchen basket I chose the following items: metal and plastic whisk, different sized wooden spoons, metal bowl, plastic bowl, strainer, funnel, and pasta spoon. While Layla explored, I prompted by making sounds with her and handing her various items.