Two Little Hands Go Clap Clap Clap!

I always wanted a happy, healthy and ‘intelligent’ baby. When Sunny was born we registered ourselves to various baby-sites. Every week we waited for the updates about our first child. I did everything possible for the all-round development of my child. To boost his intelligence I played all sorts of age-appropriate games with my 1-year-old baby. One of such games was ‘Clapping Hands’ which develop a child’s communication and cooperative skills.

Gradually, with daily practice, Sunny could clap his little hands exactly the number of times I did. He copied the rhythm too, eg: 1, 2    1,2,3 . I was delighted. I would smile with contentment as my 2-year-old confidently clapped his hands. Sometimes, he would ask me to repeat after him. I would deliberately fail to copy him as I loved to see the victorious expression on my baby’s face. It was a heavenly experience for me.

Sunny is now 4 years old. Far more confident with the ‘Clapping game’. Today, when he returned from school, his uniform shirt hanging out, he started clapping. I tried to copy him and applied my same old trick.

He said, “No mamma. Not like that.”

“Then how, baby?”, I showed eagerness to learn.

He started clapping again. There was no rhythm in there. I actually could not make out what he was trying to convey. So, I said ” I’m unable to understand the sequence. Please go slow.”

He began clapping again, this time, with great speed. With loads of excitement he said”Mamma, see, I can clap my hands so fast. Mamma, I’m growing big and strong no?

“Oh! Yes! How can I miss it. My baby is growing big and strong.” We had a heartfelt laughter.

My Sunny, all drenched in sweat, thirsty, was overjoyed with his new-found development. Once again, I smiled with contentment. Yes, my baby is growing big and strong. God bless!

From Mom To You.


About NilanjanaCG

Mom of two who lives for today but definitely plans for the future. Life is just "ONE". So make the most out of your dreams and desires and fulfill 'em... It's better to wear out than rust out.
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6 Responses to Two Little Hands Go Clap Clap Clap!

  1. Pingback: Two Little Hands Go Clap Clap Clap! | Nilanjanagoswami's Blog

  2. Rahul Goswami says:

    amazing post! I’m sure your endeavor in bringing up our son as a bright and good human being will be a sweet and successful journey.Keep posting more such beautiful memories.


  3. Aparna says:

    I really loved the blog, touched my heart …. keep on expressing your mind like this … yes Sunny is growing up


  4. NilanjanaCG says:

    Thanks so much Rahul. Your appreciation means so much to me.


  5. champa says:

    saw it today.i wish all mothers have
    the kind of REAL motherly love u have expressed for sunny (&winnie)


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