Have you ever thought about what your baby would tweet about you if your baby could tweet?
I am always encouraging parents to consider what your baby might be thinking. What is your baby seeing from his vantage point? What sounds and voices is he hearing throughout the day. What does he smell, taste, and feel? What textures are against his skin?
Stop for a second and think about everything your baby experienced today. What thoughts would she tweet about you? Positive or negative…
Maybe “mommy gave me extra cuddles this morning. #itfeltnice” or “mommy is wearing too much perfume today. #eyeswatering” or “daddy talked on his phone the whole time we were in the car. #boring” or “daddy read me a great book last night. #cozytime”.
Thinking about what your baby would tweet about you could serve as a reminder to talk to your baby all day long to introduce as many words as possible to help build that important vocabulary and avoid the word gap.
Believe me, it will not be long until they actually are tweeting about you! As a mom of two teenage daughters I can tell you, this can be very insightful!
So, what would your baby tweet about you? I decided to have a little fun with this and make it a contest on social media. Post a picture of your baby with a sign or just a caption of your baby’s tweet. Use the hashtag #wordgapbabytweets and the person who gets the most likes will win a $50 Target Gift Card! Share your post and encourage friends to like your photo for a chance to win! The prize will be awarded on Friday, May 5th!