Tag Archives: play

Making Friends Preschool Style

Petra and Hector are the best of friends. Hector introduced himself by pouring sand on Petra’s head, which she didn’t much enjoy. In fact she was so perturbed by it that she was nervous about going to kindy for the … Continue reading

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Going to the Show

Travis and I have just been having a very nice time watching Petra put on a show for us. She dug around in the back of the wardrobe for a pair of my high heel shoes, in which she tottered … Continue reading

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Fact and Fiction

Petra still lives in that numinous childhood world where fact and fantasy blur and each is as real to her as the other. She tells me stories about her morning at kindy which begin with her and the twins playing … Continue reading

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Hanging Out at My Place

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 … Continue reading

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Call and Response

Petra’s started an interesting new game with me. She says to me, “You’re a teapot.” And I say, “And you’re drinking tea from me.” Then we carry with Petra telling me I’m a variety of objects and me telling her … Continue reading

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Rest Day

Petra’s been tired and a tad crotchety by dinner time for the last couple of weeks, so I thought a nice quiet day at home was in order. Little did I know. We’ve had a lovely day, but quiet doesn’t … Continue reading

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Daily Photo: Flipping Out With Daddy

We picked Travis up from the airport yesterday afternoon – he’s spending the weekend with us and we’re flying home together on Sunday afternoon – and Petra was very excited indeed to see him. She’s been climbing all over him … Continue reading

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