My daughter turned 2 in April and it seems that since then she has undergone a huge growth spurt, and I don’t just mean physically. In addition to height, speech, and expression her imagination has really taken off. Declaring statements such as “I’m not Maddilyn. I’m (fill in the blank with whatever is on her mind)” is just one of the things she has started doing. One of my favorite insights into her imagination is how she plays. I make playtime together an especially important part of our day because she doesn’t have siblings.
Recently, during one our of many dress up and play sessions she chose a doctors outfit and declared “I’m not Maddilyn, I’m Doc Muffin.”
As we played doctor I let Maddilyn lead the way and I was her helpful assistant.I waited patiently for instructions as she took her dolly’s temperature, listened to her heart beat and poked and proded.
After her examination Maddilyn declared that dolly has “a fever, a splinter and needs medicine.” We decided to take some notes and write a perscription for dolly’s mommy (which I was informed was now me.)
The things I learn about my daughter during playtime never cease to amaze me. She has been a nurturer since she was old enough to understand what boo-boo’s were and it shows during play time. I also realized just how much she takes in – and so quickly too! Earlier that day we had watched Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine (hence the name “Doc Muffin.”)
Doc McStuffins is a 6 year old girl who talks to and heals stuffed animals in her vet clinic. She fixed broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic with the assistance of friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie, Squeakers and Chilly. Whether it’s a case of loose stitching or “staticosis” Doc and her pals are always there to lend a hand.
Doc McStuffins airs daily on both Disney Jr and the Disney Channel and Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine releases on DVD 8/21.
After playtime I was glad that I monitor her tv closely. Kids are easily impressionable; they observe and understand so much more than we often give them credit for. Thankfully, Maddilyn and I both fell in love with Doc McStuffins. I love the imagination and positive messages that rub off on my young audience. Maddilyn just loves everything about it. If you haven’t yet discovered Doc McStuffins on Disney Jr I highly recommend it.
Thank you disney for making this magic moment with my daughter possible and giving us products for review purposes. As always, opinions are 100% mine (and my honest 2 year olds.)