Earlier today I told Shelby she needed to stop watching Noggin and use her imagination. And she took this charge very seriously.
I had some things to take care of around the house and Mike and his dad were working on the backyard (more to come on that), so I really needed Shelby to play on her own. With the TV off, she headed upstairs to her bedroom. And it was VERY quiet for a pretty long time!
This is what I saw when she came downstairs (see picture at left) … a butterfly cowgirl with pink high heels! Here are some of her dress-up essentials — a magic mirror, a wand, high heels, and a Princess purse.
Shelby then asked me to help her set up for a tea party. Since she had come up with the idea on her own and was playing so well, I decided to join in the fun.