Breaking the Stereotype.

Most of the little ones in the infant room were napping, and I found myself picking up toys and tidying the room.  I say picking up and tidying, but what I really mean is intentionally creating new invitations with the toys.  The same toys over the course of the day but presented differently, makes everything new.
I placed a piece of red fleece fabric and the yellow doily onto the top step of the wooden climbing bridge and then placed two little dolls on top.

I saw a little boy approach and he seemed interested in the dolls.  

 I asked him, "Is that a blanket for the baby?"

He didn't respond verbally, but this is what he did.

His play was so focussed and it was all about putting the blanket on the baby and taking the blanket off again.

On and off.

I noticed that he got himself up onto the top step where the babies were.  He became more adept at putting the blanket on and off as he practised.

He worked at this for a long period of time.

Tender and sweet.

I found this blog post about boys and dolls that was just so lovely that I want to share it today.  Please take the time to check it out, you won't be disappointed.  Thanks Arlee!

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