Last October I took my boys to a birthday party, and the birthday boy received a Lego kit.
While we were there, my six-year-old sat next to the boy who built the car, helping him find the pieces. Later, when we got home, my six-year-old said, “You know, I think I could do that.”
That was music to my ears. This is a boy who as a toddler was content to watch me build with blocks and rarely took the risk to build his own tower. Later I figured it out it’s partly because he’s a visual learner and likes to watch several times before he feels comfortable doing something on his own.