When I started this post it was going in a totally different direction. Before I finished we were blessed with a visit from my two youngest grandchildren… both boys. When they arrive they immediately tackle the stairs to Nana’s play space. This is where I knit and sew and play on my computers. It is also where they play. It is filled with the toys of my sons’ childhood. There are legos, duplos, wooden trains, Playmobile sets and matchbox cars. Everything that can feed an imagination. The youngest child is just starting to move from chasing balls and pushing things to playing with smaller toys.
Like all boys everywhere, Legos and Duplos are great building blocks for the imagination. But first you have to learn how to “connect” them. It may seem simple but it requires a little something from your fine motor skills.
He was working very hard to build something. Learning is all about connecting. Connecting bits of information in a way that makes a concept understandable.
Joy and Pride! He has figured out how the connection works and is well on his way to creating new adventures. Just like his dad before him, he wants to share each and everyone of his creations. And I am his #1 fan.