Re: Shy kids
I didn't read each post so perhaps this has already been suggested but have you had her eyes and hearing checked? My son was super shy and timid, very delayed crawling and walking, but verbal at the same time. He'd be scared if you threw a ball at him or if there were a bunch of kids running around. He couldn't climb stairs, play on the playground, or step off of a curb. He has very bad vision and now that he's had glasses for nearly a year we are starting to see him come out of his shell a bit. He's still more shy than my other child but he's been talking more in group situations and playing so much better with other kids. He was really scared of his world before glasses, much like how you were describing your daughter.