I’m always imagining all the ‘big stuff’ of Ariana’s life. I can’t wait for her to start talking, walking, singing, –I was so excited for her first smile! As you can see, it is quite beautiful.
But because I am so excited for the big stuff I almost forget to notice the seemingly small stuff.
Last week, Ariana discovered her tongue!!
She figured out that she can keep her tongue in her mouth or if she wants she can put her tongue out of her mouth. What power she has and the look on her face while she does it is priceless.
She even noticed that she can do something (I’m not quite sure what she is doing) that will make her tongue make a funny sound.
Watch it here: IMG_0194
What I’ve realized is that discovering her tongue is not a small thing but a big thing for my little girl!
Because I realized that, I made a bigger deal out of it with her–talking to her about how much fun it must be to have figured out all kinds of fun things to do with her tongue.
It’s a good reminder for both both parents and teachers to revel in all that kids do and notice not just the big things, but the small as well.
In the end what seems small probably isn’t and probably will have a bigger impact on the child.
Just ask Ariana..she looks pretty proud to have discovered her tongue and I have a feeling it’s the start of a lot of other things.
I would love your thoughts on how paying attention to the seemingly small details in both teaching and parents have yielded great results.
And by the way, Ariana laughed out loud today…She did it while watching me dance. I think she already had discovered that I have two left feet and finds it funny:)
Until next time,