Thursday, June 26, 2008

Brainy Baby!

I wish I could record sound with that silly old camera!

Today - right after Mum went home typically so no one else has seen it yet - Jack figured out how to make the white tiger on his play gym play it's tunes. What you have to do it spin the ball in it's paws and he's watched me and Yorkie do it for him for the last 2 months.

However, Jack does this his own way. He does it with his feet (which do look suspiciously prehensile and very much like my own feet, and my dads. Dad can pick up coins with his toes, I can sign my name with mine!). I was watching him do this for ages. It was very precise and controlled. As soon as the tune ended he reached his foot out, spun the ball and waited for it to end before lifting up his foot and doing it again. Occasionally he judged it wrong and the tune didn't play, and got stressed, but eventually he got a tune every time!

He laid there playing like this for over 45 mins! He normally gets board of anything after 30 mins max.

He's been reaching out for things with purpose with his hands for about a week now. He studies the toys on his bounce chair very carefully, holding the bit with the best grip and turning it round where it dangles from it's velcro tab. He gets cross when they wont turn all the way round and has even pulled them down trying to force them. But seeing him do stuff with his feet because his hands wont reach has stunned me!

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