This week I'm working on various activities with the boys to help them learn about the sense of touch. This morning I asked Micah, "How do we touch? What do we feel with?"
I was fully expecting him to reply with, "Our hands and feet!" I was flabbergasted when he, without a moment of hesitation, responded with, "I touch with my whole entire body because it's covered in skin and it tickles everywhere except for not my strong bones because they are deep inside me and are getting bigger everyday because I eat lots of vitamins!"
Wait, what? You already know about touch? And about skin? And about bones? But you're only three!
We played a few games that involved picking up various objects with our hands and then trying to pick up those same objects with our toes. Hysterical to watch!
I think the boys had the most fun when I taped popsicle sticks to their fingers and asked them to pick things up and put them in a bowl. Ha ha ha ha! I think Annalyse has a better pincher at six months than they did with their fingers locked in place. It was comical to watch, for sure.
"No Micah! That's not the hand Mommy told us to use!"
"Stop cheating, Micah! Mommy said to use the other hand!"
"Micah, if you want to be in kindergarten, too, you have to do what I tell you because I'm the leader."
Poor Micah. The just-barely-three-year-old got some harsh instruction from his bossy-almost-in-kindergarten-brother.
This little thing is learning to use her hands and feet too, let me tell you! When on her tummy, she will stretch and reach as far as she possible can to get a toy. It doesn't matter if there are a pile of toys right under her chin, she will choose to reach for whatever is most out of her reach.