At play with baby: look at me

For those of you who have not graduated into the grandma club, then you may not appreciate this as much when I say…   There is nothing more amazing than watching your own child be a parent! I love watching my daughter be a mom – she is so natural and nurturing and smart! Shall I go on:)

During a recent grandma visit, I enjoyed watching my daughter play this little visual tracking game with baby K. The first thing she would do is get him to look directly at her. Then she would slowly move to one side and call his name or make little clicking sounds….

Then slowly back to the middle, waiting each time and gently encouraging baby K to catch up to her with his eyes…

Then slowly to the other side and again, wait for baby K to catch up to her with his eyes…

Keeping in mind that baby K is only about 4 weeks old, she held him close and supported him as they played.  I am not sure where my daughter gets her playful ideas from but watching her play with baby K is wonderful…

For those of you who are on the look out for infant lesson plans or just some quality playtime with baby add this to your list of to dos!

By |2011-05-20T23:17:37+00:00May 20th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. D'Lynn Smith May 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    These pictures just warm my heart!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you D’Lynn – mine too:)

  2. Karen Nemeth May 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    This is a lovely piece with beautiful pictures. Just wonderful!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 20, 2011 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you Karen (Fellow Grandma Club Member:)

  3. Sharon May 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I’m a long-time reader and first-time commenter. I’ve wanted to let you know for some time how fantastic I find your site and how awed I am by your tirelessness, and this gave me the perfect opportunity… Congratulations on the newest addition to your beautiful family. Between you and your daughter, this is sure to be the most stimulated baby around… Enjoy.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 21, 2011 at 12:12 am - Reply

      Dear, dear, Sharon – thank you for leaving such a thoughtful and meaningful comment. I didn’t know I had any long-time readers:) I really appreciate you sticking with me and excited to keep stimulating that baby! Thanks again ~Deborah

  4. cathy @ nurturestore May 21, 2011 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Hmmm, I wonder where your daughter gets her playful, nurturing nature from? Maybe *her* mother taught her a thing or two (she looks like you too!) A great baby idea and lovely to see some photos of your family.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 21, 2011 at 9:09 am - Reply

      I hope I have had some influence – I think she is going to be the one teaching me now:)

  5. KM May 21, 2011 at 11:17 am - Reply

    So beautiful! Shelearned from one amazing mama for sure!!!!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you KM:)

  6. Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse May 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Deborah, Congrats on your newest amazing grand baby. I know what you mean about watching your children be parents, it’s wonderful. It is awesome to have new additions and sometimes it is sweet but sad to see them grow and move on to new adventure. Life is like that.
    You might enjoy the lyrics to a song I wrote recently called
    “Doing What They Do” It is written for parents, grandparents and those who love and nurture children. It is posted at my website under Happy Mother’s Day. Have a great ending to your school year, and thanks again for all your creative sharing.
    For Healthy Kids, Dawn

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 22, 2011 at 12:33 am - Reply

      Hi Dawn – I will have to listen to your new song:) It is bitter sweet to watch your children grow up and become independent young adults. I am enjoying the experience more than I ever knew I would…

  7. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog May 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    ADORABLE!!! Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less…. Your daughter has learned from the best! xoxo

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 22, 2011 at 12:31 am - Reply

      Thank you Valerie:) Your daughters are learning from the best!

  8. Little Wonders' Days May 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    So sweet. I’m sure your daughter had a great teacher 🙂

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