Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Whimsy - Dressing-Up with Dolly

Any parent of a little girl knows that dressing up is inevitable, but they may not know that it is also an important part of development.  It shows the power of imagination, teaching self-confidence, problem-solving, creativity, and social skills.  It also helps them to explore their personalities, role-playing and acting out different scenes and emotions.  Little girls don't only like to dress up themselves, but they like to dress up with other little girls, or their dolls.  Sammi doesn't often have other little girls to dress up with, but she sure does have the dolls (and frankly, those dolls need a bit of dress-up every now and then, as they spend most of their lives naked)!

I love being able to catch Samantha doing things when she doesn't know she's being watched.  The number of times I have completely missed getting capturing her tea parties and circle time leadership with her dolls on video is astounding, but I happened to have my cell phone handy the other day as she explored the new dress-up bins I set up in her room.  The pics suck spectacularly, but the fact that baby was wearing a purple tutu was too cute not to post here.

9 comments:

Zoey's mom said...

The doll with the tutu ... precious.Much like Samantha and that blossoming imagination, filled with milestones bursting at the seams!

Rochelle said...

That is awesome! Love that you shared these pics.

Cathy said...

Love it!! Can't wait to "catch" Lily playing dress up. And by the way...naked babies in this house too.

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

I still love dress up!! and I have the perfect doll! Sammi is wonderful.. I am loving to see how she is growing and learning! I think everyone should have a purple tutu and dance!! Happy New Year..smiles

Lacey said...

Oh I can't wait until Arina plays dress up!

Jenny said...

So cute...Love that she dresses her dolls as well :)

Cammie Heflin said...

Very cute! I wish I saw those things here! In due time I'm sure!

RobMonroe said...

Dress up time is a blast! Love it more when they insist that the dolls look the same. Too cute.

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

I love it. That is just super sweet!