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Sunday morning

And some art appreciation for the little guy.

Art for Baby book

We got this Art for Baby book for Milo when he was very little. He didn’t like it in the first few months – had no interest whatsoever, unlike his First Cot Book which he loved. But over the last couple of months he has started to really enjoy interacting with it and has some clear, favourite pages. Particularly the picture of the woman, Natasha – Julian Opie and more recently the spread of Black Cross c.1920 – Kazimir Malevich and Hypovase Prazosin Hydrochloride 1992 by Damien Hirst. It really interests me that he has preferences at such an early age and that we are able to notice them.

We don’t use his First Cot Book so much now. When he was especially little the pages fascinated him. He would stare and stare at them and reach out for the image and the cloth. But now, the book as a physical object and the bright colours seem to make him extremely hyper. He grabs it, throws it, eats in and generally goes a little nuts for it. I only bring it out at the very start of his acitivity time, straight after a feed, as anything this stimulating close to nap time means he is back awake after 45 minutes and a bit of a grump!

Am thinking it might be fun to take him to see some modern art soon to watch his reaction to similar pieces of work but in their original format and context. I’ll let you know what we decide to see and how it goes!

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  1. I know – it’s fascinating to see which books get their interest at different ages. Cassy loved Shoe Baby and Ickly Piggy Toes (I think that’s the title) – both Walker titles, as it happens. But now she’s into Fly Away Katie and she loves Stick Man. I could never predict what she’s going to get into next, which is fun.

    May 10, 2009
    • natashaworswick #

      Walker are absolutely brilliant at producing picture books that become firm favourites. They have an excellent team. I think it is hard to predict what they will like and not like. I guess the most important thing is just to have lots and lots of books around for them to choose from as they get older.

      May 11, 2009
  2. Those are beautiful photos, Tasha! It’s wondeful to see Milo so absorbed in a book as big as he is.

    May 10, 2009
    • natashaworswick #

      Thank you – he is so cute at the moment! The book is also a really helpful aid for his sitting it would seem. Something a bit more solid for him to hang on to!

      May 11, 2009
  3. What a brilliant book! I’ve never seen anything like it, but will definitely get it for when I have my next child. Might I also add that you have the most adorable looking little boy!

    May 12, 2009
    • natashaworswick #

      Thank you – we think he is adorable but then we’re a little biased It is a lovely book – well worth getting. He likes to knock it over too which is fun!!

      May 12, 2009

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