Last week, Clark and I took Natalie to the Central Library in Causeway Bay where they have a large selection of children's book and little tables and chairs for reading and a toy library. Natalie was very interested in picking out her own books and reading independently by herself at the tables. When we tried to pick out a book for her, she'd say a very loud "No!" and push the book away.
Later, she was very busy pushing around a shopping cart and buying lots of (fake) fruit and bread in the toy library's "grocery store". She is playing more and more independently now. All I had to do was sit in a chair and watch her play for most of our 45 minutes there.
Natalie looking around for other wonderful things to "buy", or put in her grocery cart.