Like all other toddlers Maya is learning to share and play nicely with others. She seems to be following other's footsteps in grabbing and fighting over toys. In the last few months though I have really seen that Maya is interacting with her buddies more often. I do feel like I have to keep an eye out for what she is doing at all times. It only takes one second and then she might have her mouth on someone's arm. Yikes!!! I try my hardest to give her space, to let things go naturally but I do worry that kids a little older/larger will push her around. I have seen it happen.
There have been some really nice moments in the last two months that I've been able to witness. Like the time she fed her friend cheerios just out of the blue and the time she actually played nicely with a friend in the little kitchen at a play center. I often repeat to Maya that these are her friends and I think she has finally picked up the cue. Now when she sees a little buddy she will sign the word "friend" and then the word "nice" all by herself. I think it is sort of stuck in her head that those two words go together.
|Making pizza together|
|Laughing and Dancing|
|Watching Signing Time together|