Every day, we ask Frances who she played with at school and usually she says that she didn’t play with anyone.
Recently, she told me that she sat in the corner outside at recess time watching the spinning wheels of a toy truck that she was holding.
While she really enjoys watching things spin, she also had nobody to play with at school.
I think I’m going to have to make a pest of myself again and go down to the school at recess times to make sure that Frances is getting the help that she needs.
Among other things, she has trouble knowing when/if someone is being mean or bossy; she has trouble knowing what’s expected of her in improvised play.
I wrote a letter to her teacher last week but have not heard back.
Surely, they can do better than assuming that she just wants to play by herself?