After observing the littlest person explore pieces of ripped up magazine last week; watching his delight and amazement at the sounds and textures he was experiencing, I decided to engage us in a paper study. He has become increasingly curious about the world around him and so I decided to introduce him to a paper bag. I decided to use a paper bag because of the distinct noise they make when crumpled. As infants are prone to do, he immediately pulled the bag to his mouth in order to explore it more closely. Because of they way he is positioned for this investigation (done quite purposely, I plan to lay him on paper balls and rolls of paper later), he discovered that he could flap and wave the bag up and down and side to side making quite a wonderful noise. He also discovered that when he dropped the bag onto his body his feet were able to explore the textures of the bag.
As I mentioned in the first post on how to initiate an infant study, I am curious to observe how he continues to interact with the new materials. I believe that with each investigation he will develop a closer relationship with paper and the synapses in his rapidly growing brain will fire away!