Monday, July 7, 2008

playmates

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.

8 comments:

kristine said...

very cute. i love that he has a racecar bed! how cool is he??!?!

LutherLiz said...

well Chris is very impressed that Daniel was able to get four girls in his bed, until i pointed out that Daniel wasn't in bed with them :) So cute!

Rebecca said...

Wow. Daniel is so grown up all of a sudden. Look at him standing at the ease.

Aunt LizzieBoo said...

He's going to have fun playing "Tea Party" with those cuties. It seems that Daniel shares his space well.

Anonymous said...

Cute!

I just love Beela's bob! She is fashion queen.

And Evelyn, with her thick mane of blond hair!

- Susanne

Coach Megan Thomas said...

Brought a smile to my face! :)

Anonymous said...

Awww, great shots. Harry loved seeing them and remembered being there when you took them! He saw Daniel's room and knew just what it was and where he'd been. It was a nice time had by all. You rock as hostess.

-- Laura

Piccinigirl said...

Oh my, those pictures are perfect. what a fun little playgroup!!!