Thursday, July 18, 2013

Watch Her Grow...

This Week's Focus: Practical Life and Language
Making cookies (if you consider food that's sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free a cookie)

Interactions with Materials
  • This week we invested in some more Legos. They were a very big hit.  She loves building tall towers.  The set also includes some construction vehicles, and she loves driving them around the house.
  • She continues to pretend that items around the house are her dog, Roxy. Typically reusable bags or slightly deflated balloons.
Interactions with Others 
  • She continues to improve in her skills with playing with others.  She willingly allows older children to help her at the park if she has climbed up too high.  And, she actually loves taking turns on equipment at the park- she considers this "playing together."  She gets really excited if another child comes to join her on a slide as she'll get to "wait on line."
  • We recently changed churches, and she is doing pretty well staying in the nursery for 30-45 minutes.  Mainly because they have lots and lots of Goldfish.
Critical Thinking
  • She is developing initial concepts of time and future events. When we have to leave a park or a store, she often wants us to assure her that we'll be able to visit "another time" or "next time."  She'll even come up with ideas (like riding a choo-choo train) and ask to do it on "Friday" or "Saturday."
  • Q-ball is a big talker.  People are always shocked by how much she can say.  During some car rides, she'll talk for up to 20 minutes at a time, and she often dominates dinner conversations.  She's been using full, complex sentences for some time.  But, I still love to hear the phrases that she uses, although this week's "nope" is not my favorite.

1 comment:

  1. What is it with the reusable bags? Annabelle loves to play with those, too! I love watching the concept of time develop - childrens' ideas surrounding that largely abstract concept are so interesting. I'd love a conversation with Q-ball, too. I'm sure she and A could have an interesting one! :)


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