Here are a couple pictures of William playing ball... he now distinguishes, visibly and verbally, between "ba-she-ball" "shockah ball" "deh-ni ball" and "rug-bee ball". Anything oval-shaped is "rug-bee"-- even a cracker I pulled out the other day. I took him to visit the Playcentre
here in Darfield twice this week (Playcentre is an organization unique to New Zealand, like a preschool or kindergarten but with a relaxed, Montessori-esque, child-led feel.) Will got to paint and play with play-dough for the very first time (I felt a bit neglectful as a mother!), but his highlight was when one of the caregivers got a whole bag full of balls out of the shed along with a mini "ba-she-ball 'oop". Will immediately identified the only ball colored like a real basketball, and proceeded to "frow" it through the "'oop" solidly for half an hour. What a kid.