Baby Loon on the Moon

17 10 2011

I forgot to add how I involved BBL in the activity this morning. Babies seem to be excluded from a lot of the activities I do but on the whole they can be involved in pretty much anything as long as there isn’t anything small and deadly or long and poky for them to get hurt by. BBL is often part of the activity but it’s tailored to his stage of development. I taped a piece of black paper down in front of his highchair and gave him the cookie cutters to play with. An  opportunity to explore circles, metal and the contrast between the black and silver.

I then drew with some chalk onto the paper and let BBL rub it, pat it and discover that blowing on it created dust. He wasn’t able to blow it himself but followed the movement with his eyes. He did try to lick it and discovered it didn’t taste like cheese. His final investigation was that age old one of gravity. After having dropped the metal cutters and watched to see exactly what they did, he then started ripping the paper and testing that too. And like millions of babies before him he discovered the laws of gravity…that every point mass in the universe attracts every other point mass with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them… and that eventually mummy won’t pick it up again. Q.E.D

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