This is an activity I came up with after reading the What do Babies Think Lesson previously shared on the website. I couldn’t assign the experiment included in the lesson because my students didn’t have access to children in that age range, but I did find a site where students could find their own interesting picture of a baby and literally put baby’s thoughts into words. It’s called “Blabberize” and it’s super easy to use and free and my students had a great time with it. I made a class account and students just saved their work individually which also saved trees and in the end they can view each others work very easily.
Background for Teachers
- Create a class login and password on Blabberize.com for your class to use.
- Choose 2-3 pictures of a baby interacting with something unique, with interesting facial expressions and a clear view of the baby’s mouth. Save the pictures in digital format.
- Go to Blabberize.com
- Upload your picture with “Browse” and crop if necessary.
- Edit “mouth” shape by moving dots.
- Write down what you think the baby is thinking including the appropriate voice/tone the baby is saying it.
- Click the “microphone” icon and red dot to record the baby’s thoughts.
- Listen to the recording and redo if necessary.
- Save and complete all 3 boxes.
- Students should put their in the title box and click “private” to save.
- Graded activity with score sheet included in project instructions