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Our jouney began when I handed our daugther, Ruby, a ukulele at the age of 9 weeks. Ruby goes for the strings at 9 weeks old! By the time she was 9 weeks old, she probably had watched 100 hours of me fiddling away on the thing. One sunny afternoon on the back deck, after playing for her for a while, I decided to turn the ukulele around and set it on her car seat, where I had her hanging out while Mom napped. She reached right out for the strings, something that is supposed to be unusual at that age. Of course, I had to get the camera and take these pictures.

Ruby reacts to the ukulele! Since then, she has learned a great deal about hand-eye co-ordination, gentleness, dexterity, and sharing - all because she enjoys watching one be played and enjoys playing with one herself!

I have this really cool video of Ruby playing with a uke at the age of 11 weeks. Don't worry, I'm not a mad shutter bug, I don't have any more footage of her until she's 6 months old.

Sadly, UkeSchool is very young, and Baby Uke School is down the list of things to make. You can track the construction process in our construction blog.

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again.

Baby Ruby studying the ukulele with dad

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