Petra’s on the floor playing an intense game of make believe. She’s singing and talking and arranging things, and generally taking up the whole lounge. I don’t want to disturb her, so I’m sitting quietly on the sofa, drinking tea and messing about on the computer.
Afternoons after kindy sessions always involve extended periods of solo play. I think Petra uses them to wind down after all the stimulation of her morning, and to work through any new ideas, as well as just to have a nice time. Observing her play is fascinating. She’s creative and inventive and funny.