In early July, we had a visit from our expert, Polly Guy. Polly’s daughter, Ava, graduated our program in May. Polly’s pregnancy was what began our interest in babies and so the children were thrilled to have a visit from our old friend Ava as well as her new addition to her family. Lily was about six weeks old at the time of her visit. The children were excited to see Lily and began by only watching her as she moved. The children watched as Lily moved, cooed, and cried! They then started to ask questions.
The Leapfrogs had several questions that they wanted answered. We also observed and even had a chance to touch her. Some children held her hand, others touched her skin, and others felt her little toes. The children were excited when even Kara and Mahi got to hold Lily. The children started to squeeze in to get a closer look at Lily in our hands. Some questions were:
•How do you dress babies?
•How do babies eat?
•Why do babies cry?
•Can boys have babies?
•Why do babies wear diapers?
•Can Lily crawl? Walk?
•Do you have a diaper bag and what’s in it?
•Why do you have to burp babies?
•Do babies eat a lot?
•Do babies spit up?
After asking all of our questions, we prepared to go outside. We meet the Guy family outside to watch what Lily’s car seat looked like and how
everything worked. Polly graciously moved her car so that we could see the infant seat, the mirror she used to watch Lily, and the base. She then pulled out the stroller and taught us how it folded and unfolded. She then taught us by showing us how to attach the car seat to the stroller.After Polly’s visit, the children discussed everything at lunch. Addi (3.4) tells Mahi, “My baby Anni has a stroller. On her stroller is a canopy! Just like our baby seat! The bouncer too!” Keegan (4.2) shares, “all infant seats need a base. The man in the video said you can turn the baby seat at one year old. We should write that down somewhere.”