We are very in to educational toys so when we found this we were super excited. It's the Leap Frog Junior Tag. Right now Carter only has 2 books but he would be happy with just the last page of his ABC Animal Orchestra book. He totally knows how to use it correctly and even repeats the letters when it says them. My favorite part is that you can hook it up to the computer and track his learning to see which areas he's focusing on and how long he spends reading. I love it and highly recommend it!
We love the car seat we picked for Carter but we've always had one problem with it... it's not machine washable! It's sort of a suede material and spot cleaning does wonders for it but sometimes it just gets gross. So I went on the hunt for a new cover. I didn't really love any of the ones I found until I came across this one. I need to remove the ruffle but other than that I'm in love with it! AND it's machine washable!!!!
We said before that Carter's favorite band is They Might Be Giants. He has loved the DVDs Here Come the ABCs and Here Come the 123s for some time now and I think that is a big factor in him being able to say his ABCs and count to 20. Well, a little while ago we discovered that they had made another educational cd/dvd combo called Here Come Science. Of course, we had to get it and Carter loves it just as much! It's so cute to watch him try to sing along to songs about the planets, elements and even electric cars. Here are some of his best reactions to the movie.
His reaction to the THEORY of evolution. We agree buddy...
"Elephants are made of elements..."
"I am a paleontologist..." (He's swaying back and forth)
"My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas."*
And this morning's reaction... Ok, so it's not as fun when you get up at 4:30am.
*Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. When you subtract Pluto Mom serves you Nothing instead of Nine Pizzas. See the world was better when Pluto was a planet!