Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Brinley Preschooler Summary: 45 Months Old

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This is a summary for Brinley from 44-45 months old. That is 3.75 years old, or 3 months shy of 4 years old.

SLEEPING
Sleeping continues to go well. She still takes a nap most days and at the very least takes a rest time in her bed each day. If she skips naptime and stays up, she can be okay that first day, but two days in a row will lead to a girl who likes to push buttons and get away with stuff. 

She still stays in her bed until we get her up. So after her nap, she waits in bed for us to get her. In the morning, she waits in bed for us to get her. 

EATING
Eating is going well with nothing of interest to report. 

DAILY LIFE
I continued to take Brinley with me to the school to help in class. She would sit quietly with her stack of books while I helped with math time. She was very good. It is so nice to not need to find someone to watch her as often! I have never had a child this age without also having a baby, so it is new experience for me. I am glad she can come along and I can save babysitting asking for real needs. Some times I just didn't do stuff because I didn't want to have to ask someone to watch my child(ren). 

I do not forget to do ask and tell before we leave. 

DANCE
Brinley takes dance class and LOVES it. She loves to dance and loves her teachers. I think she will be sad when summer comes and she doesn't have dance anymore. 



POTTY FIASCO
Of course everything isn't all roses here. Children are children and people are people and no one is perfect. One day, Brinley told me some of her stuffed animals had pee on them. Um...why? "Because they needed to go potty. Then they accidentally got some pee on them." So she went potty, then her animals "needed" to go, too. The kitty's tale accidentally went in the potty. The dog's paw...you get the picture. New rule made (you never imagine the odd rules you will need), stuffed animals can't go potty if there is pee in the potty. I put the animals in a garment bag and washed them on hand wash in the washing machine. 

HELPER
She is still loving to be a helper around the house and finds ways to jump in and help. She puts the silverware away. She runs to hold the tape measure when dad is measuring something. She loves to contribute. 



FAVORITES
Favorites this month have been My Little Ponies. This month she also focused on her Little People, dress up, and stuffed animals. 

PERSONALITY
As you look at your little three year old, take note of the unique personality traits he/she has. As I read the summaries from my other kids from these ages, I am always interested to see the little things I picked up on that manifest in a big way now. For example, at this age, I shared how Kaitlyn is a big storyteller. She made up stories as often as possible (which would include making up what happened in real life). Today, writing is one of her passions and she is a very talented creative writer. 

SCHEDULE
Here is our typical schedule. Some days, we did independent play after lunch instead of before lunch:

8:30 AM--wake up/eat breakfast/scriptures
9:00 AM--get ready for day
9:30 AM--watch 30 minutes of TV 
10:00 AM--Independent Playtime
11:15ish AM--Learning time
12:00 noon--Lunch
12:30 PM--free play
1:30/2:00ish PM--Nap
4:30/5:00 PM--Wake up and free play
5:30 PM--Dinner
6:00 PM--Family time
8:00 PM--Get ready for bed
8:30 PM--Bedtime

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