Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CHOICES

Alice is pretty easy going and doesn't often seem bothered by what is going on - she shares her toys easily and doesn't usually object if someone takes a toy that she's playing with, as long as an alternative's available she'll carry on playing happily.

To encourage independence and her language skills I've begun to offer her choices, especially at suppertime - she usually just smiles and so I eventually make a choice for her. But several times in the last 10 days or so she's actually chosen what to have for supper. The first time she chose cheese on toast (and proceeded to eat nearly 2 rounds (she only usually eats nearly 1 round!)) and the second time she chose macaroni cheese.

After her lunch today I offered her yoghurt and she told me that she wanted peaches!

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