When she's interested, G has a fantastic attention span. I've written before that she'll get engaged in her books and sit down and "read" them one after another for 10-15 mins at a time. She prefers if Bobby or I play with her but sometimes she'll go over into her toy area (a corner of the family room) and and play around with her Discovery Toys Sunshine Market for 15-20 mins or even longer.
Also, something I think is unusual for her age, she tends to avoid frustration when she's trying to accomplish something and will stick with it until she figures it out. For example, this morning she grabbed one of the cats' collars off the side table (I took them off as they were getting a little tight) and she started looking at the clip to hold it together. Its only about 1/4"-1/2" but she wanted to clip it together. She worked and worked on it and finally managed to snap it!! Her fine motor is fantastic!! She was so proud of herself so she had a little clap in celebration. Then she handed it to me to take apart and she did it again and again. Sometimes it would take her over 5 mins to snap it together. It seems like most kids her age (or even older) would become overwhelmed and frustrated and toss it down or cry. Not G, she just kept at it. Tenacious G!! Hopefully this is a trait that will remain with her as she gets older! If so, it will make life lots easier.
Here are pix of G focused on the task at hand as well as the little collar --OK, yeah, I know its kind of gross, its been on the cat for like 7 mos ;-)
BTW: aren't her little hands the cutest ever, or what!!??