I was excited to see familiar symbols appear on my five year old son's drawings and paintings when he was younger, but I was just as excited to see him copy structures in 3D form with blocks and other objects.
|A recent construction, his interpretation of a church.|
As a way to encourage and challenge his building skills I checked out some books from the library that contain many pictures of various structures; castles, skyscrapers, bridges, etc. The books are being used as an invitation to build, learn more about balance, geometric concepts, and new vocabulary words; like foundation and symmetry.
I plan on offering different types of blocks while we have the books; wooden, Lego, cardboard, and other random materials. Pictures of local and familiar buildings to children are great prompts and can encourage a child to add more details to their building because of its familiarity.
I can't wait to see my son's interpretations of these structures and plan on challenging myself as well. What kind of structures has your child impressed you with lately?
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