Thursday, April 1, 2010
The park was swarming with pre-schoolers this afternoon. With highs in the upper 70's, a lot of folks came out to play. I sat and watched. My homeschooled princess loves the sand pit, and as she entered the area, one older little boy put my girl to work in more than one way. She slid in alongside him, joining him in his activity, and chatting with him, mostly answering his questions. She shared attention, shifted attention, multi-tasked, and had a great time! Seeing her play WITH another child is new - and finding the right child that will give her experience is challenging. I never figured out who that boy's parents are - if I had, I'd have invited him for a playdate. She needs peers at her developmental level to practice with - and the park is a good place for that.
Posted by Penny at 6:00 PM