Little Adria made a big discovery today. She is now experiencing the world using her hands! She's been able to grasp things for a few moments before she'd drop them if we put them in her hands, but she never really seemed to realize that those were her hands that were holding whatever. However, a few weeks ago she started holding her own hands out and gazing at them, turning them over and opening and closing them, as if trying to figure out what they were, and realizing that she controlled what they did. Well today she took it a step further, using those little hands to reach out and stroke and experience several of her toys!
I know it's a simple thing, but really I was amazed and so proud to watch her putting things together that she controlled her hands, and for her to begin to use them to experience her world in a new way!
Adria loves this little musical sea horse she got for Christmas, and she was checking it out thoroughly.
Adria received this Garanimals Playmat, with lots of fun, colorful images, and fuzzy, crinkly, smooth and puffy features, as well as flaps that open and close to show other images. It was PERFECT for her to explore with her hands! You can't see it in the pictures, but her feet were going crazy!