Welcome to my energetic and often chaotic corner of the world! I am Amber, the mother of two girls, a toddler and a baby. We pretty much spend our days playing and cleaning. I know mothers are biased, but I think my toddler is rather brilliant for her age. It has required a lot of creativity on my part to keep her not just entertained but also engaged in her own development.
Before embarking into the realm of motherhood, I was a professional research assistant (sounds fancy, huh?) on a research project involving assessing infant development. In a nutshell, we played with babies engaging them in specific tasks to evaluate how they were progressing in their development. A lot of the games I play with my children come from these assessments and have given us hours of enjoyment.
Currently we participate in a Music Makers class and are beginning our own in January 2009. I also volunteer as a laptime teller at our local library. A lot of the songs and fingerplays you’ll see here come from these experiences.
I look forward to sharing info, activities and products that will help you find fun ways to encourage your child’s development. To cover the spectrum, I’ll be posting about physical development, cognitive development and rhythmic development.
Please email me with any ideas you’d like to share or questions you’d like answered! I can be reached at becausebabiesgrowup [at] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to hearing from you!