Alice has invited a half dozen
family members to celebrate
Lisette’s first birthday. They
include Uncle Matt, Aunt Melinda and their 14-month-old son, Jake.
Placed together on the floor, Jake
and Lisette watch each other at
first. Lisette picks up a wooden block and turns it over in her hands. Jake
does the same. For the next few minutes, they play with the blocks, watching and copying each other.
“Time to sing,” Alice announces. She places Lisette in her high chair, and
everyone gathers around. “Happy birthday to you … .” Lisette looks around.
Then, clapping her hands, she begins singing, too. “Ay, ay, ay … .” When
the song ends, Alice places a cupcake on the tray. Instantly Lisette pokes
her finger into the icing and scoops it into her mouth. Flash! Grandma
catches the action in a photograph.
Your baby is now a year old! Whether or not you have a party, it’s time to
rejoice. Your baby has grown and learned a lot in the past 12 months. What
happens now? Read this issue to learn more.
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