my adoptive child won't enjoy playing
How to develope imaginative play? creativity?
Maia (5 years old)´came home to us 7 months ago, and since then we were still not able to find any game that she would enjoy. She doesn't like coloring, plastiline, she doesn't play with her toys. she would rather lie in her bed and do nothing, mumbling by herself. She goes to the nursery, so she already has started to learn about crafts and playing, and I try to spend time with her doing crafts and coloring, improvising theater plays with our animal friends, etc. Still she doesn't seem to find any joy in doing it. all she wants is for us to praise her. She would draw a single line and run to us asking for confirmation. But she, herself, doesn't seem to find any joy in what she is doing. We also have a neighbouring little girl, Maia's age, coming to us and playing with Maia, basically teaching her how to play. She still doesn't seem to learn to play by herself. We don't know what to invent any more .... spending time with her is fun, but as soon as we leave her alone she would stop doing anything at all, stop playing, just lingering on the floor and stairing at the ceiling.
Any ideas? Please help. G.