Babies this age are SO easily amused! :>
I would sit on the couch/bed with my knees up and lay my daughters on my thighs facing me.
We spent many hours singing (I'll never forget when outspoken kid #2 got old enough to say: "Do you think you sing good, Mommy???" with a smirk on her face!) I would talk about anything and everything, we would look around the room and make observations, look in a mirror, etc. Babies are endlessly fascinated by the most basic of things in their world!
If they were in their infant carrier/seat while I was busy doing things, I would keep a conversation (one-sided, of course!)going pretty much non-stop.
Both girls have grown up to be very literate-big readers, good singers and writers-and my husband and I tend to think all of this verbal interaction helped strengthen these tendencies!
at 12:41 PM on Jan. 12, 2009