I have noticed that when my 3 ½-year-old daughter is playing with her toys, she lines them up in a straight line. Why is this? She does this with all of her toys.
I smiled when I read your question, Julie, because I did that as a little girl. If I didn't put them in a straight line, I put them in a circle. Also, I did it with toiletries on the dresser. And I didn't like it if someone moved them out of my neat arrangements. In truth, I don't know why I did it, and I don't know why your little girl does it. Around your daughter’s age, children begin to develop more of a sense of order and neatness, and it may relate to that. With me, I think I got a lot of attention for doing it; I can remember hearing my mother tell about it with some pride several years later: “Bettye Ruth always likes to put things in a neat circle” (in the south at that time, we all had double names). I don't seem to remember getting a lot of praise for neatness later, and I don't do it now! So it obviously went away on its own. Try saying nothing about it and see what happens.
Nuestros consejos para padres son simples sugerencias. Le recomendamos que para cualquier duda, consulte con su médico. Si la consulta es urgente o de carácter médico, póngase inmediatamente en contacto con su médico.