Monday, December 8, 2014

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Aria with some of her materials for her activities: massage cream, checklist, a reading book, encyclopedic knowledge cards, mp3 player (iPhone), and sensory textures.

November 30 - December 7, 2014

Age: 10 weeks old
Curriculum: early learning / infant stimulation program outlined in How Smart is Your Baby by Glenn Doman.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Our activities for the week

We had a great week this week - much better than last week.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Aria looking at a picture of a Two-Tailed Swallowtail

This week, part of the program for visual stimulation was to introduce encyclopedic knowledge picture cards. Basically, "encyclopedic knowledge" cards are clear and beautiful pictures of various things organized into categories (North American butterfly species, for instance) and speficially labeled (for example, "Two-Tailed Swallowtail").

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Aria with this week's encyclopedic knowledge cards

This week, our two sets of cards were North American Butterfly Species & North American Seashell Types. Here is a specific list:

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
This week's content

Contrasting Textures Sensory Activity
Aria with our texture pairs - a smooth texture and a rough texture for each day of the week

As you can see, we also did contrasting textures this week. Each day we pick a new texture pair and very gently rub it all over her body, describing what is happening as we do it. The textures I used were as follows:

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program

She really enjoys this activity. And even though I know she can already perceive "gnostic" (light) sensation and their subtle differences, these activities are still valuable to help strengthen her sensory pathways.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Pushing off the side of her track

Since 8 weeks old, Aria has started really scooting down the entire track (six feet) nearly every time she gets in it. It is fun to watch her become more and more skilled and efficient.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Rolled from her stomach to her side

Aria also rolled from her stomach to her back a few times this week. Of course I haven't been able to get a video of it, just "after" pictures.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Read alouds

I continue to try to read to her each day. For some reason this is somewhat of a challenge for me sometimes, as I would rather talk to her than read to her, but I keep persisting. At one point this week I read her "How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge" as I reviewed a few parts of the program, as I prepare to start a full intellectual program in a little over a week.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
St. Augustine Night of Lights

Aria is really enjoying all of the Christmas lights we have been seeing.

10 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
At the beach

She also really enjoyed the beach again. Love this beautiful Florida weather! I never want to leave here.

Resources used this week:

Free Infant Stimulation Kit for Glenn Doman "How Smart is Your Baby" Program

Free Butterfly Flash Cards (set 1) Free Sea Shells Flash Cards (set 1)

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  1. 2014/12/11 at 1:30 pm

    I always enjoy reading your updates. I wish I could have been as organized as you when Z was that age.

    1. 2014/12/11 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks! I wish I could’ve been as organized when Damien was this age!


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