Thanks to the Body Part song, Alula now recognizes her head and hands (at least). That's great because now Mama can introduce Alula to be more 'helpful' on dressing times as part of promoting independent dressing to her. For the past two days, Mama has been introducing Alula how to pull her own socks and how to pull her T-shirt off the head. Today, Mama will demonstrate how she can put her arm through sleeves.

Besides singing the Body Parts song, I also sing "If You're Happy and You Know It Song" with Alula during her playtime. But I made a little modification to it:

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it, raise your hands (raise hands)
If you're happy and you know it, raise your hands (raise hands)
If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, raise your hands. (raise hands)

There it goes, every time I said raise your hand, Alula will raise her hands too. Knowing that she can recognize this command, I make the use of it by showing Alula how to put her arms through sleeves during dressing time.


"Alula, Mama will put this jumper on you." Then I start singing, "If you happy and you know it, raise your hand." She voluntarily raises her hand, but both are touching her head. Hahaha! "Ok, let's put this jumper right away before you get cold."

Let's try again another time, Lulu...