Paisley’s Mom Shares!
Recently, Souns are Paisley’s favorite thing to play with. At least a couple times every day she goes to where we have them sitting with her toys in her room and she gets the bag and brings them over to me and starts pulling them out. Sometimes she identifies them as she is pulling them out, sometimes she just wants to look at them, and sometimes she looks for a specific one (usually p). She especially likes them at night or in the morning. A couple days ago she told me “Book. Read.” And I said, “Sure, Paisley, let’s put your diaper on and then you can go pick a book and we can read whichever one you want.” She got excited about that and exclaimed “Read! Cool!” So we finished putting her diaper on and she went over to her books…and without even looking through the books to choose one she immediately grabbed the bag of Souns and brought it back over to me. That surprised me. I don’t know whether she had them in mind all along or whether she saw them next to her books and changed her mind when she went for a book.
Now that we are using the bag to contain her Souns, the activity is more fun for her because there is the fun put-things-in-pull-them-out element. We dump all of the Souns out on the bed. I orient them properly so that she can see them and they are facing the correct way, and then in a random order I ask her to put them back in the bag, and we say goodbye (or good night) to each of them. “Paisley, will you put the /s/ in the bag? Bye, /s/, we’ll see you next time! Look, the /s/ is ssstuck on the edge of the bag. /s/ likes to get ssstuck when you put him back in the bag! Can you put the /t/ in the bag? Bye, /t/, we’ll see you soon!” etc. She loves that game.