Mia has recently discovered bubbles, and I mean the BIG ones that come from magic bubble wands and other such things. The first place that she conducted a serious study of these ephemeral orbs was at our favorite science-you-can-touch museum, Explora! They have a huge bubble exhibit that can accommodate up to 10+ people all at the same time. Even for grown ups, this is fun stuff, albeit a teeny bit messy (unless you’re a Virgo toddler, and then you quickly tidy up the few drips and drops that you inevitably spill by keeping Mama busy requesting paper towels from the conveniently located dispensers). Alas, we cannot live at Explora, so we’ve since acquired our very own pink butterfly bubble maker (thank you, Whole Foods…until I became a Mama, I had no idea you carried pink butterfly bubble makers!) and we use it often.
As you’ve already seen from those awesome videos in a previous post (Recitation), Mia has been reciting all kinds of stories and poems lately. Her play list continues to expand at an astonishing rate. While she continues to recite the work of others in both English and Spanish, she’s started writing her own songs on variety of topics:
- “Whale tails, whale tails” (whale tails are one of her favorite subjects, see drawings in this post)
- “Sea horses, don’t go to sleep”
- “Cars are singing”
- “Please say please”
- “Kitty cats are sleeping”
I’ll leave you with this teaser: I just upgraded my WordPress blog so that I can now embed video on these pages. So stay tuned for more recitations and original songs by Mia, plus other exciting changes coming to this blog.
How have you and your toddler (or people) been spending your summer? Any songs you’d like to share? Please entertain us with your honest comments below.