Author Archives: Andrea See

Hide and seek

“Let’s play hide and seek! You cover your eyes and count to ten, I’m going to hide under the chair.” I don’t think The Child’s quite got the principles of hide and seek.

Why I let The Child play with her food

Spooning rice porridge from one bowl to another (Within reason, mind. She’s been told this can only happen at home.) I don’t want to stifle The Child’s capacity for asking herself questions (eg. What happens if I do this?) and actually trying to answer those questions with ‘experiments’. Having had a fussy eating childhood myself, […]

Playing independently… will it ever happen?

As a pregnant mother of a toddler, it would help me so much if The Child would play independently. We rush around enough as it is, her social calendar is pretty full. I’ve taken her lead when watching her play at friends’ homes, and have bought toys she seems to enjoy (mostly second hand, I’m […]