Monday, March 08, 2021

Maia Battle Report: 3.666667 Years

Maia is 4 months away from turning 4. In the picture above, she is learning Italian by rote through her Let It Go Elsa doll (she figured out the multi-step sequence to change the doll's language settings).

Maia usually wakes up around 7:30 these days -- the days of 9 - 10 AM are a wistful memory. Once, dreading another 7:30 wake-up, I told her at bedtime that "the bunnies" wanted her to sleep late, even to 9. She said, "I'll try but that seems like a long time." She got up at 7.

She goes to her pre-preschool three times a week from 9:30 - 12:00 and is still in a masked class with about 4 other kids. She likes "long" school, probably because she doesn't have to hang out with us all day long. We have her enrolled in a Tuesday / Thursday 4 hour preschool class in the Fall, but Rebecca is considering changing that to Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

She's not reading yet, although she has memorized many books and can locate words based on their first letters. She can count to somewhere in the twenties. If we are talking, she will quietly interject, "Hey, I have something to say." She didn't want to go with Rebecca for grocery pickup because "grocery pickup takes a lot of patience".

Her biggest love at the moment is Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game which I gave C- to, but is a perfect activity for her to watch and offer directions and suggestions in. (I also let her hit A to open chests). She likes solving shrines so we can get more Stamina Vessels and loves finding hidden Koroks in the world. (She and Rebecca also made a Korok mask). She retains knowledge of every single puzzle we have ever solved (and proudly helped the Smith kids solve a shrine that we had solved over three weeks ago).

I have a massive Zelda strategy guide that weighs 5.07 pounds and Maia has claimed it for her own. She reads through it and bookmarks pages with her favourite pictures. After we play a bit, she'll go to the book and find the pages where we were. We draw maps, do imaginary games that involve shooting different types of arrows, and invent new shrines related to daily activities like the "Blah Kolive" shrine that probably baked our pizza. When nothing better is going on, she likes to take the book to Rebecca and just flip through it to explain what the pictures and tiny font are all about.

We'll obviously play less as the weather gets warmer, but the activity has been a lifesaver for this pandemic-laced winter!

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