As usual, #5 likes to nick Kate’s toys.
He came and showed me what he had built with her mini puzzle pieces.
He went on to tell me that this time, he had done something even better.
The parts were detachable!
The front could fly out and the middle section could lift off.
Wow, I was really impressed and told him so.
Encouraged by my genuine interest in his cool plane, he went away and came up with an even more elaborate plane.
He ran around searching for me and explained in detail how the parts could be ejected and what functions they played.
He fitted them all back and offered it to Kate and I to play with.
I marvel at how he is able to imagine it in his mind’s eye, make it all symmetrical, and design the parts to fit and fly.
#5 is really creative and I need to find more ways to encourage it and let it develop further.
Unfortunately in school, his creativity is never supported but usually dampened as he is seen as being non-conformist. There are hardly any chances for him to express it, even in art class.
Well, good thing is, his spirit is indomitable!