I can’t believe my sweet baby boy is already 6 weeks old! It’s so easy to forget how fast time flies. I keep getting that country song stuck in my head by Trace Adkins, “You’re gonna miss this”, and it makes me a little teary. I’m trying to just enjoy each stage, instead of thinking about how fast he’s growing, though. One way I do that is to create special routines for different activities we do throughout the day.
Since he is still little, he has several diaper changes a day. He isn’t yet to the stage where he’s protesting changing time, so that gives me several opportunities a day to talk to him while changing his diaper. One rhyme I have done with him is “Here are Baby’s fingers”. I like rhymes that incorporate body awareness for babies, and this rhyme is perfect for doing just that. It goes like this:
Here are baby’s fingers (touch baby’s fingers-can insert baby’s name)
Here are baby’s toes (touch baby’s toes)
Here is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes (lightly circle around baby’s belly button)
Rhymes are such a great way to teach babies language skills and music skills. Also, it is so much fun to see him watching me as I say the rhyme and see him smiling up at me! I’ll be talking about more rhymes over the next few weeks. Here’s a link to a previous post I did on the rhyme “This Little Piggy“.
Do you have any special rhymes you like to say with baby? I would love to hear any ideas you have to add in the comments below!