NAME/ALIAS: AGE: Piper, 3 years 6 months
PSYCHOMOTOR STUFF: hopping better on one foot, seems very clumsy lately- maybe a growth spurt. For sure her feet are huge now. No real new milestones, just perfecting old skills.
COGNITIVE STUFF: I’ve noticed some different imagination techniques- for her at least. She is acting more and more like actual animals when she pretends, more so than just the noises- the real affectations of a cat or a dog. Amazing memory surfaces frequently. She is starting to question things on t.v. more and more, especially when characters are expressing emotion. We talk a lot about real and pretend.
CREATIVE OUTPUT: Is lately into playdoh again and asks to play most days with it. Is showing a bit more creativity in her designs so they look more like the real thing. Her people drawings are still pretty good, but no new leaps here. She also draws these strange but controlled circular designs.
EMOTIONAL ISSUES: typical 3 year old stuff. sibling rivalry. She is becoming more and more like me in terms of food issues. I try not to let her see mine- but she does all the same things I do. Her food can’t touch, she needs different utensils for each food item, food must be at the right temp. If it is supposed to be hot, it must be HOT not warm. Same with cold temps. I’m hoping she won’t inherit my noise sensitivity as she seems predestined to be as loud as possible. She is very in tune with my emotions though and tries to make me happy if I seem sad, turns down the t.v. if it’s loud, etc.
SCHOOL UPDATES: She did very well on her report card with the exception of social areas. The teacher commented that she has made good progress since she started though, so I am pleased. She has mastered everything else on the academic list (no surprise) I’ve signed her up for next year for two days a week again.
ANYTHING ELSE: Socialization is much improved in last couple of months. She plays regularly with kids in the neighborhood more often now, and seems to interact well with others at school. I’m waiting for a conference next week on this, as socialization is her weakest point at school, and was the main reason I enrolled her there. Oh, and she is pretty much potty trained at night now.