This morning as I lead our Mother Goose on the Loose storytime for babies and toddlers, one of my regulars suddenly started doing all the motions for the rhymes on his own for the first time. He's been coming for a few months, starting in the fall, and he's always pretty quiet and shy. But today he was so into it.
Today he clapped his hands. He nodded his head. He swayed from side to side. He made animal noises. And all those months when he was sitting there quietly as his mom hit the floor and clapped and swayed from side to side... he was soaking it all in.
It just goes to show you that even when you can't see it right in front of you, learning is taking place.
And this is why we do what we do. (One of many great reasons.)