We know that Olive cannot yet 'get' little stories and songs, but we have begun listening to lullabies and nursery rhymes while we rock her at night and reading books when she is awake during the day. This way we will have the habits of reading books and listening to music when she is old enough to appreciate them.
However, Kyle is worried that these stories, songs, and rhymes will be forever stuck in our brains (which will probably happen) and will push out other vital pieces of information such as how to tie his shoes. So, if you notice that Kyle has suddenly developed a propensity for slip-on (or even velcro!!) shoes, you might want to teach him that shoe-tying rhyme so that he can redevelop those skills!
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