Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 88 - Watching Basketball

Thought of the day: Last week was Lila's first full week (3 days a week) in preschool and it was also the first time for her to move out of the crib and sleep on a real bed.  Much to our relief, she handled both transitions pretty well - no cries in preschool, no climbing or falling out of the bed in the middle of the night - at least not yet.  Maybe it's just my perception, but she seems to be playing more independently and expressing herself more verbally than in the past.  One thing is for sure - she is able to play with Jasmine like never before.  Perhaps the change of routine stimulated her brain development and sped up some changes that were bound to happen sooner or later.  Traveling seems to have similar effects on my kids.  Jasmine took her first steps when we were in Switzerland.  Lila learned to sit up when we were visiting Hawaii. Changes can be stimulating and kick one out of the usual routine and accomplish something new.  I am also wondering if changes can have the opposite effect of slowing down the development of little kids as well.  Maybe the outcome has to do with the temperament of each child and how well s/he reacts to external changes.  Perhaps I should get a book on child psychology/development and read about studies done on this subject - there must be plenty as it's an interesting topic for anyone who has ever raised or observed a child.

Photo of the day:
Lila watching kids playing basketball in North Boulder Rec Center.

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