Mara And Mr. Brown

Blogged under Videos by Luke on Saturday 26 August 2006 at 3:59 pm

It has been a while since we have posted a video to the website. It just seems that in the beginning everything that Mara did new seemed to be distinct and something we could film as an event. Now the new things she does seem to gradually come by in time and it’s harder to identify good milestones to capture. I’m not sure if that is really why we haven’t filmed, but it does seem that way.

Last week I was reading Mara one of her books, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You, and for one of the first times she started to repeat some of the words in the book as I read them. For those not familiar with the book it is actually meant to be read and have the child repeat the sounds, but I had never used it that way. When the repeating occurred I just thought that Mom had been practicing this with Mara and she repeated the feat with me. Not the case. When I asked Mom she said Mara had not been doing the same with her. Strange. In some way maybe Mara was understanding the words of the book “can you,” or she was just familiar with some of the sounds like “moo” or “buzz” from other instances of us teaching them, and was taking it upon herself to get involved with the book reading. Either way, she was interacting quite a bit. We thought it would be a good show for those that don’t get to see her everyday, to see how much she is talking and what she knows how to say.

Now, some things she doesn’t say very well, but she makes an attempt at all of it. In this sitting though she was quite tired from the day, and she either needed extra prompting to say the words or didn’t say a word or two at all. It didn’t help that she had a sticker which can be awfully distracting for her. The cutest thing she says is “whisper” which I’m not sure you’ll be able to make out on the audio since in fact she does whisper it like the book says. You also get to see her defiant side. She knows how to say “no” and mean it.

Hope you enjoy!

Mr. Brown Video
Mr. Brown Video

9.4 MB / Time 3:47

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