A Longer Visit to the Library

I have so many happy memories from going to the library as a child, from taking out many books to participating in fun kids activities. When Maribel first mentioned taking William to the library, I thought he’d have a great time. However, she soon returned back to her place with him and the other boys, as he cried. Perhaps. it was just too noisy of a day for him, was her guess. This week she decided to go again, and he had a much better experience.

Whereas last time he was just annoyed by the loudness, this time he enjoyed the singing and clapping and turned to look at people who caught his eye.

Another activity he enjoyed was one he enjoys regularly at daycare, being shown his reflection in the mirror. Aiden, enjoys this activity as well.

I’ve come across articles that state that a child doesn’t know the person in the mirror is themselves until age 2 or later. I’m not sure how they can determine that, but it’s an interesting idea that they look without knowing until then. I’m excited he is learning to love libraries like I do, though of course it will be a few more years until he figures out they have wonderful books and not just other activities.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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