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Can't leave home without Ai, especially on long trips. Here Ayanna and Ai together in Bangkok
Despite her interest in other play items, Ayanna does have a favourite toy. Itís an orange monkey puppet. We call it Ďswinging Sallyí. She calls it ĎAií and reserves her special voice for when she speaks to ĎAií. Itís fascinating to watch. She has certainly grown quite attached to ĎAií. ĎAií follows Ayanna on trips, to grandmaís house and to the doctorís office.
According to T. Berry Brazelton, author of Touchpoints, babies who learn to comfort themselves with toys (or loveys as he calls them) are demonstrating their inner strength.