My little baby has become quite the explorer! We are in full baby proofing mode and you can't leave anything on the floor (even a crumb) without this curious George getting a hold of it!
So tonight while prepping dinner, Parker discover a butternut squash seed that I dropped and with high concentration worked at picking it up...to of course stick it in his mouth! So while hollowing out my squash for dinner, I save the seeds and stringy innards for him to explore under more careful supervision while he waited for his salmon and squash to bake.
He found the seeds to be the most interesting part and worked for several minutes using his pinchers to pick up each seed one by one. He also used his hands to smear the orange. slimy squash all over the white butcher paper in a lovely display of artistic brilliance- aka mess! This is not only a great sensory experience but butternut squash (acorn or pumpkin) are so very delicious and an awesome compliment to just about any dinner. Dual purpose! Perfect for a busy mom!
Happy Baby=Happy Mama!
Holly Flanders- I am an educational professional with a career that has been focused on infants - 3year old curriculum development as well as the quality vetting and training of childcare professionals. I am a new mommy on a mission to 'practice what I have preached' with my baby boy while helping new mammas and childcare professionals come up with easy and fun activities to help the babies they love learn and grow!