Her hand reaches out slowly to touch the tree leaf.
She gets close and then pulls her hand back as she giggles.
She reaches out again and gets closer this time; she starts to pull back, and then decides to go for it and reaches out and touches the leaf.
Her giggles fill the air and she touches another leaf.
Now that the leaf has been conquered it is on to the tree bark and the bumps, dips, and the rough surface it brings along with more giggles.
As Miss Carly goes out and about exploring her world one of the things we have been working on is developing her five senses. I have found that tree’s, leaves, and flower petals are some of her favorite things to touch. Each has their own texture, feel, and way they dance in the breeze.
I know that someday, Miss Carly will climb trees, pick flowers, and conquer more than just tree leaves. I look forward to hearing her giggles each and every time.