Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lil' Workin' Man

This little guy is so lucky to have parents that will let him have experiences like this.

Maybe some of you are thinking, "it's too dangerous," "what if he screws through his arm?" or "He should have plastic tools."

But the truth is... He has been shown how to use these tools and he is given permission to be brave. He has adequate supervision and parents that trust him to know what to do.

It's magical to watch. He makes a hole in the pallet, puts the drill in reverse to remove the bit. Then he gets a screw and screwdriver and screws it into the wood. Repeat this process till bedtime and you've got one happy kid.

Moments like these make my heart do a happy dance. Not only is he strengthening his fine motor skills... He's asserting his independence. He's "working" and his work is REAL... Much more real than if he were using a plastic toy hammer. He's being creative and thoughtful. It's awesome.

Kudos to his parents.