Monday, January 14, 2013


i wanted to make a post about the work kim and i do everyday. i am so proud of my daughter and the accomplishments she has made, and if anyone is curious about our routine, im glad to let you in on our everyday activities.

 we are practicing the Glenn Doman Method. Glenn Doman is the founder of The Institutes for the Achievent of Human Potential.  if you would like more info, please check it out! i practiced his work years ago with conor and cara, and i always told myself that i would practice his method with my own children. we follow the guidelines found in Glenn Doman's book, "How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb". i also reference the book, "How Smart is Your Baby". Glenn Doman maps out his Developmental Profile and we use that to track kims development and what we need to focus on. kim is  working on her visual,auditory,mobile,language, and manual competence.

at this point in her development is she starting to "creep". this is the movement in which she slides across the floor on her belly. I give her as many opportunities as possible, but i aim anywhere from 4-6 hours a day. every chance she gets she is moving along wonderfully. a great way to get your baby to move, is place them on their belly and place your palms behind their feet. they will push off and realize that they can move! they will get the hang of it after a while. a huge thing is them having a slick surface to creep on and for their toes to gain traction. we have hardwood floors, and it works. do not worry if your baby fusses a bit. they are building their lungs up. think adults running. we need to breathe harder and faster to work up our lung strength. kim is rolling from back to tummy on her own and is so proud every time she does so.

every chance i get i am working on her eye tracking. i am constantly moving objects from left to right. making sure she is fully aware of the object. if she breaks her focus for one moment, i start over. i do this at least 20 times a day. i was told at her 2 month well baby check that she was favoring her left side, so i spent more time in this area.

kim failed her hearing screen three times before we were discharged from the hospital. i was very worried about it for a while. basically i just startle her often and it works her reflexes. i cant really count how many times a day this happens.

i talk to kim all day long. she is making meaningful conversation with me, and attempts to replicate sounds that i make. i review animal sounds 3 times a day, as well as show her a set of word cards 3 times a day. the words she studies are: Mama, Daddy, Grandma,  Grandpa, Cat, Dog.

we are working on her ability to grab and let go of objects with meaningful purpose. she will reach and pull toys to her while she is on the floor. i place a toy in my hand and wait for her to grab it at least 10 times a day. she is placing her pacifier in her mouth without my help now, left handed too. she can grab onto my thumbs and pull herself up to sitting position and with my help still hold on to standing position. we are working on her holding on to my thumbs in mid air for at least 5 seconds. right now her hands get too slippery.

i read 3 books to her 3 times a day. they are board books that i check out from the library. this week was sounds, animals, and things that go.

during all these activities she is listening to some kind of classical or toddler tunes.

kim has a baby einstein jumper, two swings, and a bumbo. she uses these items in between her work.

The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.
Glenn Doman

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