Originally Posted by moominmamma
Why would you
choose her interest?
Nothing wrong with a bit of fallow time while the soil is readying itself for something new. That's what transitions, both developmental and intellectual, tend to look like. Watch her to see if there are little sparks of interest. If you see something, throw a wee bit of tinder her way and see if it catches, but don't worry if the spark sputters and goes out. Something will come along. The possibilities are as vast as the whole world.
I agree with Miranda.
Just wait out the lull and see what she gravitates to.
My 2 girls do the same thing- obsession for a few month to a few years and then a bit of a period of exploration and then a new interest. Sometimes they have concurrent obsessions, sometimes it switches almost overnight , an sometimes there is a month or two of testing new things out.
Just wait and see- she is old enough to voice a preference and/be aimless for a while.
Most of the interests in our house were through incidental exposure (a magazine article, a gift that sparked a new interest,seeing something at a museum or live, reading about it, or through a discussion)and then a request for more on a topic.
My two are 7 and 3rd grade.Past interests have included :
Dogs. Dinosaurs. Space. Lego. Dance. Soccer. Magic school bus. Rainbow magic books and all things fairy. The USA-states &landmarks. Magic tricks. Origami. Art. Ranger Rick magazines. Baking. Geronimo stilton characters and books . Lions. Famous women. Jane Goodall & Dian Fossey. Gorillas & other primates . The Olympics and related countries/sportsEdited by KCMichigan - 9/14/13 at 5:04pm