Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch Her Grow...

This Week's Focus: Practical Life

Interactions with Materials
  • We are still doing lots of pretend play.  Her baby doll loves to go potty, play ball, eat, go on errands, and even nurse! This morning I ate breakfast at the table with her baby while she ate at the counter.  But, she does let me know when her baby is not happy- she's developed a high-pitch cry for the baby.
  • She has continued to enjoy loading and unloading bags, baskets, and boxes.  This activity alone can keep her interested for several minutes.
  • I think she has started to want to work with real books over board books.  She seems to have taken a keen interest in the correct way to turn pages.
Interactions with Others
  • Q-ball is certainly trying to exert power over others. At the end of church last week, Q-ball stood at the door and pointed for everyone who passed to get out.  A similar situation happened at the park, where she dominated the water fountain, shooing away any other thirsty tots. 
  • It is interesting to watch her practice social norms like laughing or showing disappointment. When we read some of her books, she'll see something she thinks is funny and start laughing really loudly.  Or, if I do something she's not happy about (often...) she makes a little "oh..." sound.  I can only assume I do these things too- it's just interesting to see them mirrored. 
Critical Thinking
  • I'm amazed at her memory and the connections she makes.  When we are out and about, she'll see something that will remind her of something we recently did and work to tell me about it.  At the grocery store, she saw a picture of a tractor and happily pointed it out and yelled "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!" I think she was remembering last weekend's pumpkin patch and tractor ride.
Interactions with Life
  • We've had some more major potty success.  Yesterday, Q-ball actually started to have an accident and then ran to her potty to finish.  Certainly not 100%, but we have the concept!
We are linking up with Vibrant Wanderings!  Check out what the other kiddos are up to!

1 comment:

  1. That picture is fantastic! It's so neat that Q-ball lets you in on her thoughts and connections - it says so much for the strong bond you two have. I love watching social behaviors develop, too!


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