View Full Version : New child, advice and reassurances

27-10-2011, 04:01 PM

I have just taken on a 5yr old girl and she has only been here a few days.
When she came to visit with Mum she was quite excited and started to flap her hand around in circles near her face. Mum said 'oh she does this a lot when playing' I thought nothing of it.

Now she's been here a few days I have noticed that she does this a lot. She will also make a noise and Mum said its spurting fire and water.
She has a very very good imagination and will play alone for ages doing this hand movement and being very loud, like humming or repeating a song etc.

She seems to play ok with the other child I have but sometimes can get over excited and it looks like she might bite or squeeze because she has her fists clenched and teeth, but hasn't shown any other sign of aggression.

Now, in the back of my mind I'm thinking certain things but do you think it could just be a child who has a really really good imagination. I know it's hard to say without seeing but I really don't know how to approach mum with questions without freaking her out

Many thanks