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Stella’s new favorite thing to do on the iPad is watch videos of herself from my YouTube channel. I showed her the video of herself going down her new slide, and she absolutely lost it—she was laughing so hard that it gave her hiccups and we had to stop. I decided to record her the next day when I showed her the same video again (this time on my phone). I didn’t get quite the same response, but you get the idea:

I also gave Stella a video to watch of Stella watching a video of Stella, but she seemed uninterested. Too many layers, I guess. (It’s okay, Stella. I couldn’t really follow Inception either.)

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I’ll Take it from Here, Mom

I first discovered the Choo Choo Time app from Jason Huber, who runs KidsiPhoneAppReview.com. (See his Choo Choo Time app review here.)

When Stella was 6-12 months old, I would often launch this app on my iPhone to entertain her in the waiting rooms of doctor’s offices and such. She liked to watch the scenery go by, and she got a kick out of the sounds whenever I’d tap the various creatures for her. Now that she’s more independent, she has learned to interact with the app on her own! It has been so fun to witness her transition from passive observer to active participant. Yes, she even makes a barking noise when she taps the dog, although with her pacifier it comes out more like a whimper. 🙂

(The neon glow that appears in the video happens sometimes when I record from the iPad 2. Anyone know why? I’m guessing it’s time for an iOS update.)