At 2.5 years old or 31 months to be exact, she may be the less active toddler you see around, she doesn’t run around or enjoy playground facilities. She may look like 18 months instead of 2 years old physically, she’s belong to the smallest group among her classmate. Sometimes i wonder why and got worried why is she different from her peers, not so much of her activeness but her growth. I even bring her PD for this issue, but doctor assured me she is growing well just slowly maybe she’s a late bloomers or genetically inherit my petite figure. Still i am worried to be honest, i add in cheese and egg in daily meal make sure she finish her food and sleep well.
Chloe is an introvert girl, she prefer interacting with family or close friends. She often feel overwhelmed or anxious in new environments and around new people and take forever/never to warm up. She may look happy and cheery in the photos that’s because it was us who taking the photos, but if you happen to meet her in person, she will greet you with a expressionless face. She might be the most unfriendly kid you ever meet! However we try not to force her because there’s nothing to be shameful to be an introvert because mummy and daddy are one too. However she do get better when she goes to school, from overly protect her belonging to learning how to share with friends and open up to teachers. It just take time for her to get familiar with new people and environment.
They are at the age of absorbing things/knowledge very fast and i kinda like the idea of slow parenting which allowed kids to explore the world/skills/knowledge at their own pace, i know it’s impossible to apply that in Asian education but we see how it goes. When time arrived they just know it how for example phonics, potty train, shapes or colors. After introducing things like phonics, songs and flashcard for sometimes thru play and coloring, one day she just showed me that she recognized A-Z, shapes and colors. So patience is the key…my job is too introduce knowledge in a fun way.
Her fine motor skill is good but gross motor skill is so bad, she still needing to hold on something go up or down the stairs, the chances of her taking risk very low or zero. My mum say maybe because we seldom bring her outdoor to play or exercise i must admit that’s my fault because i prefer to stay indoor or in my tiny shelter, but when i bring her to the playground she always enjoy people watching, observe how others play rather than her playing, i really don’t know how?
Let them be little because they’re only that way for a while