Caterina Scorsone marks the first day of Pippa, her 4 and a half year old daughter: “Little girl started school”

Caterina Scorsone celebrates a milestone with her daughter.

Tuesday the Grey’s Anatomy The 39-year-old actress wrote on Instagram that her 4.5-year-old daughter Pippa has started school.

“This little girl started school today. With masks. And a lot of protocols. In the grand scheme of things, we think it’s good that she is there to learn, to play, in the shelter zombies, “Scorsone wrote alongside a photo she pretended to bite Pippa’s ear in during a selfie.

Scorsone is also the mother of two other daughters – Eliza, 9 and Lucky, 20 months – whom she shares with ex Rob Giles.

In July she said Parents magazine on the bond with each of his children individually. One of her favorite things to do with Pippa is “going around the neighborhood, walking and talking about her school and the flowers we see”. Scorsone said his second daughter, born with Down syndrome, was starting to expand her vocabulary.

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“One thing that a lot of people don’t understand about Down syndrome is hypotonia, decreased muscle tone. Pippa’s mouth and tongue musculature is less developed, so it took him a little more time to develop expressive language, ”she explained at the time. . “But we taught Pippa sign language early on, and sometimes she will sign again to get her point across.”

“Her receptive language has always been strong, so she understands more than many realize,” she added, “and now her vocabulary is starting to flourish.”

As Scorsone told PEOPLE in October, Pippa is “perfect exactly as she is” and “so are you, and so am I. The only way to lose sight of that perfection is to look for it elsewhere.” Reflecting on Pippa’s upbringing at the time, the star said her “difference had sparked a match in my life and in the life of my family.”

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“When my daughter Pippa was born, I was scared. I didn’t know anything about Down’s syndrome, the name given to the appearance of a third copy of the 21st chromosome, better known as Down syndrome,” said she declared. “… I didn’t know anything. All I knew about Down syndrome was that people were afraid of it, so I thought I should be too.”

The star explained how she then quickly changed her perspective, seeing all of Pippa’s differences as beautiful individuality as the unique attributes of anyone else. Scorsone said the arrival of Pippa “opened a door in my life” – for the better.

“It suddenly became clear,” she said, adding, “There is no such thing as a standard, objective and perfect human being. The measures of perfection are arbitrary and imposed in the service of those that match them. My daughter is perfect. Exactly like that. she is. “

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