We did an alphabet activity with the letter M, with some pasting of marcaroni pieces and paper on the letter. I tried to demonstrate how to use the glue and my stubborn tot just went "me do!", grabbed the glue tube from my hands and insisted that he did it himself.
From how things were going for the next 15 minutes, epiphany hit me that Vygotsky's social development theory is only applicable to docile kids and not strong-willed ones in this instance.
After battling with the marcaroni pieces, glue and paper. We jointly completed the 'M' activity for the day.
We will just have to re-visit 'M' for another day and maybe, 'mosquito masks' will be much more exciting for a tot. I am keeping my fingers crossed that school next year will have enough interesting activities to keep this tot interested.
This is just one of those days, that K just wants to do what he wants. And pretend play is all he wanted this morning.
Wore the hat while waiting for his lunch
Wore his hat while having lunch
Some days, I have just got to go with what K wants.