Play group was at our house today, and the little girls had a good time playing on Daniel's new race car bed. Who knows when he'll will have four girls on his bed again? Especially four as cute as Annabel, Beela, Evelyn and Calla!
In early childhood education lingo, they tell us about the progression of children's play, and how young toddlers often play alongside each other (parallel play) but don't learn how to play with each other — actually engage each other in play (cooperative play) — until they get a little older. Daniel and Beela stood together at the easel, both drawing on the paper, which is typical parallel play, but then I heard Daniel tell Beela, "That's a line." Is that the beginnings of cooperative play? Maybe. And how about when Beela goes in to give Daniel a goodbye hug? (She tried to give him a kiss, but she couldn't pull the pacifier out of his mouth.) Whatever it is, it's pretty darn cute.