M is 4 years old, and ever since she was about 2 she’s been driven to create. When I write driven, I mean she creates as part of her daily, hourly, minute-ly life. She creates like some kids can’t sit still. A few days ago we ran out of paper — that’s right, we ran out of paper. She’s filled every sheet, every envelope, every back of an unnecessary piece of mail with drawings, and she’d start on the books if I’d let her. That day, I told her we’d have to go get more paper that afternoon. She improvised though, and proceeded to draw a picture of “the weather” on a paper towel. That’s how much she loves, and needs, to draw. Given her love of art, and the fact that I have three boys in the house, we are big, BIG fans of Legos. I think Legos are wonderful toys that truly inspire imaginative play, fine motor development, and pride in the process and product of creation. Plus they are FUN. We spend hours playing with them. Anyhow, this was one of M’s many projects this morning. Can you guess what it is? It’s a helicopter, or, more appropriately, a LegoCopter.
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