Our Final Visit with Baby Truett and Remembering What We’ve Learned

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Our time with The Roots of Empathy program has come to an end, so we are remembering back to Baby Truett’s final visit and all that we learned from him as we watched him develop. Some pictures from our last visit with Baby Truett: We saw Truett express all sorts of emotions. We saw him […]

We Are All Important

Everyone is important. We all have special things about us. We shared the things that we thought were important about us, and made an “Important Chain”.

We sang a song called “I’m Important” to the tune of Frere Jacque.

I’m important

I’m important

Yes I am

Yes I am

Very important

Very important

Yes I am

Yes I am

We all need to remember that we are important!

Mr. Robertson read us the story Whoever You Are by Mem Fox. 

People all over the world, even though they live far away, feel the same things that we feel. Even though we may live in different places, have different houses or eat different foods, all people in the world are very much alike in our needs and emotions.

Baby Truett Is Getting Bigger!

Baby Truett came to visit today! He is growing big and strong. He now has six teeth and was using a teething ring to help his teeth come through his gums. He was upset when he first came in the room, but his mommy picked him up, gave him a cuddle and a kiss, and he felt better.

Truett is starting to go up on all fours, but he is not yet crawling. Mr. Robertson gave him a squishy roll to play with and he liked touching and exploring it to learn about it. He really liked touching the zipper.

Baby Truett’s mommy helped him to stand. He really liked playing with the top of the roll. He smiled a lot!

Truett is learning object permanence. Mr. Robertson showed Truett a toy, then hid it in his hand and Truett reached for Mr. Robertson’s hand that held the toy.

Baby Truett likes his brothers’ Pokemon cards. He likes the bright colours, but he also likes them because his brothers have them and he wants them, too.

Baby Truett’s mom said she is excited, but not excited to have Truett start to crawl. Babies need to be watched more carefully so that they stay safe. Being a mommy or daddy is a very important job!

What Makes Us Special?

Each of us is a special person! There are so many things that make us special. There are many special things about Baby Truett, too.

Baby Truett is special because he can: sit up, roll over, pick toys up, eat real food, go on all fours (but he can’t crawl yet), and he is being friendly.

We are special because we can: count to 100, get ourselves dressed, do push-ups, be an artist, use our words to solve problems, read, write, paint, cut with scissors, skip, play hockey, play baseball, skate, play piano and play games.

Mr. Robertson read us the story Another Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. It is about all the important, special things that babies learn as they grow.

How Does Baby Truett Learn?

Baby Truett and his mommy came to visit again today. He is growing and learning! Mr. Robertson showed him a new toy, then he hid it. Baby Truett did not look for the toy when it was hidden under the blanket. He does not yet know about object permanence, but we have learned that.

Baby Truett flaps his hands and kicks his legs when he is excited. He pulls his ear and rubs his eyes when he is tired. This is called body language and it is one way to communicate.

We sang some nursery rhymes for Baby Truett. He was flapping his arms which means he was excited! When his mom tickles him and holds his toes, he is learning that his mommy loves him.

Baby Truett has four teeth. He chews on everything! 

We sang the song Eensy Weensy Spider for Baby Truett. It is even tricky for some of us to do the actions! Someday Baby Truett will learn how to sing and do the actions, too. By practicing something new, we learn.

Baby Truett Liked playing with two toys at once. He was able to grasp each toy in one hand and bang them together.

Baby Truett is learning to eat new foods, too. He likes blueberries, grapes, avocado, and cooked carrots. His foods need to be soft. His mommy fed him some blueberries today. He had a funny look on his face when he first tasted the blueberries. We think he was trying to figure out if he liked the taste and texture.