He likes to do what Mommy and Daddy do. He wasn't much of a rattle shaker but me and DH really got into shaking those rattles for him and he changed his mind and wanted to shake, shake, shake one too after that. Then the other day he was watching us wave the Cat Charmer for the kitties a bunch. The next day he managed to roll over to it and was really excited to be able to wave it around too! And the kitties enjoyed it a little too. He wants to be a big boy.
I know it's a little fuzzy, but it was too cute.
We let him play with the phonics magnets* after he is cleaned up from dinner. He doesn't know what do with them, but he likes them.
He's getting into looking at books, finally! As you can see, reading is a matter for the whole family.**
Of course, books are still good for chewing on too.
*Those magnets are for ages 2 and up, but there are no pieces small enough to swallow, the magnets are sealed in them and we never leave him alone with them.
**The cats go nuts for that book because it makes sounds and one is of a cat meowing. They think a cat is trapped inside. It's pretty funny.