As I mentioned in my reorganization post, I decided to make one of Anna’s boxes a collage box that is always accessible to her, another one a writing/drawing box, and yet another a “make it/fine motor skills” box. She was so used in not paying attention to her shelves that I finally pointed this new arrangement out to her. It was in the morning after breakfast and immediately she pounced on the collage box saying, I want to make something! Fortunately, we didn’t have to go anywhere in the morning, and she spent more than 30 independent minutes delightedly cutting with her zigzag scissors, using some stickers and then changing her mind and cutting all the craft foam into “cake for kitty”. By the way she also found out that her plastic zigzag scissors will not cut foam while metal scissors will. Watching her cut with those zigzag scissors that I put away last year because they were so frustrating for her reminded me how far she went along from the last year in her motor skills. She still displayed no interest in her drawing/writing center, but I am pretty sure that the situation will be different when she is closer to 4. And here on the left “a card for Oma” – the only mini-project that didn’t end up in kitty cake :)
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