Do By Herself


It’s saturday today and we take Miaomiao out to play in the creative city to have fun in the afternoon.
The 6th floor in the creative city is all for kids. There are many stores selling children’s toys, pets, clothes, and shoes. And there are also many places for children to play there. Miaomiao wants to play the clay while we are passing by a children’s creative park. So we take her to play clay. Miaomiao plays the clay with multiple plastic models in different shapes for nearly an hour. Sam and i stay beside her and play clay with her sometimes. Many kids come to play clay around. And some are building houses with small bricks beside.
Miaomiao’s attention is attracted by the house which is built by a grandma for her granddaughter beside the clay area. Then Sam takes her to the house building area. The staff here gives us a bowl of binder with a small shovel and a small plank for us to build houses. The staff puts a little binder on a brick with the shovel and puts the brick on the plank. She builds sevral bricks to show us how to build a house. Then the staff leaves and Miaomiao picks a brick and starts to build house as the staff does. At first i want to build sevral bricks for Miaomiao but she refuses. She just wants to build house by herself. So i just sit beside her and watch her build. Sometimes she asks me where and which kind of brick to build. And i just tell her to build as she likes, and help her find the bricks she needs sometimes. She plays here for a long time and builds a small kindergarten as she says, though not very good. But i still feel very proud because she finishs her building almost all by herself.
It’s really good to let children do or play something all by their own if they like. They can become more independent and can think by theirselves. That’s progress.


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Tina Peng

Tina Peng, Miaomiao's mother, born in 1985, and give birth to Miaomiao in summer of 2013, love Miaomiao very much, and willing to record her tiny things in this blog.

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