Anya the Explorer

Filed under: baby's progress,video — by Lauren on November 29th, 2008 @ 5:21 pm

When Anya first began pretending in her play, it usually involved simple tasks, like using a pot and spoon to make soup or imitating what she saw others doing. As her language skills have developed over the past year, her fantasies have gotten much more elaborate, involving all sorts of characters and situations. Over the past few months, they began to include elements from her books and the limited TV she’s seen.

Yesterday after watching and episode of “Dora the Explorer” she spent a good half hour running around our living room engaged in very exciting pretend adventure. At least, she thought it was exciting. Lex and I thought it was hysterical. We caught a little of it on video. It incorporates elements of the episode she had seen, plus a few others and some things she added in herself. For those who aren’t fluent in Anya-ese, this video is subtitled:

5 Responses to “Anya the Explorer”

  1. Beth Says:

    I loved watching this!!

  2. Lauren Says:

    I’m so glad, Beth!

  3. Saina, Braiden & Noah Says:

    That is just amazing!!! I can’t wait for Braiden to talk like Anya; I see him playing like this, but it’s all dubbed in goober-ish.

  4. Lauren Says:

    My favorite times are when she is clearly incorporating her own experiences into her play – like acting out things that happened when she was at day care, for example.

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