This little girl loves her treats. Well, she loves food to begin with, but anything with sugar is sure to draw her in. For dessert one night I thought I’d create an invitation to play with marshmallows, also a good opportunity for practicing fine motor skills. I thought were the key words there. Leave it up to your children to change any preconceived thought you had about anything!
Here’s the dessert invitation. “What are those?” said with curiosity and enthusiasm as she grabbed a toothpick and began scribbling on the cutting board with it. Shortly after, she took a marshmallow and ate it.
I joined a few marshmallows together using the toothpicks to see if it would give Maliya any ideas. “What’s that? Should I eat it?” As you can see, there was no interest in building or connecting, just Mommy making it harder for her to consume these marshmallows. She put a few toothpicks on the board and told me “I’ll save those for later.”
“Look at, Mommy” she instructed me, drawing my attention to the three marshmallows she attached to the toothpicks. “I’m dancing” as she lifted a leg off the bench, “should I dance on the floor?” Thankfully she knows her own limits (and mine,) with that, she ran off to play, with a belly full of marshmallows.
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