Thursday, June 27, 2013

Watch Her Grow...

This Week's Focus: Practical Life
Holy Cow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've done one of these posts- it's funny how a two-week vacation can spread when you include preparations and a recovery period!

Interactions with Materials
  • I have spoken about Q-ball's desire for pretend play previously, but it has really blossomed.  Frankly, she rarely gets involved in other play at home.  She uses a reusable shopping bag to be a dog on a lease who often travels with us.  She uses her favorite walking wagon to go grocery shopping.  She cooks for Mama and Daddy.  Following our vacation, she would pretend to go to hotels to eat breakfast (waffles!)
  • Her current shelf rotation includes her train set, and she has enjoyed pushing it around the room with a Superman figure serving as the engineer. 
Interactions with Others 
  • She really has started to seek out others for play.  The other day we were enjoying a meal at a causal and empty cafe.  There was one other family with a 2-year-old who was playing under the table.  Q-ball was so excited to play with him, she finally pushed her food away and asked to go join him.  They play closely and rather cooperatively for quite awhile!  (Although her later description of the play was that he was "pushing" and "hitting" her.)
Interactions with Life 
  • Q-ball has really gotten involved in personal life tasks.  After losing interest in dressing herself, she has again taken the riegns (with a little prodding from Mama.)  Yesterday, she dragged our dirty towel basket to the washing machine and filled the washing machine, so she could help Mama with laundry.  She's also taken out the drying rack and moved clothes from her closet to the rack to again help with laundry.
We are linking up with Vibrant Wanderings!  Check out what other kiddos are up to this week!

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