I sat observing a great-nephew at Christmas time. Brydon had received a Lego kit. He went directly to a card table, pulled out the book, looked at the first few pages, then back to the first to see what pieces were required to follow directions on those first two pages.
The picture below show his next moves.
This is what appears to me. 1. He tries a piece. It didn’t work. 2. He checks the book again. 3. He carefully ties again. That time it worked. Brydon was unaware that I was taking pictures.
Oh, how much easier putting Walmart furniture together if we would check the manual. Then try. If it doesn’t work, check the manual again.
Hey, there must be a lesson for life here also. Check the manual. Only choose the pieces that are laid out for you. Head down that road. If it is wrong, back up, look at the manual again, and go for another try.
I would be remiss if I did not give credit to a great mom and dad who obviously have taught Brydon to use this method. It does take time, effort, and consistency.
I’ll just say, in my exposure to close to a thousand children, I have met very few who do not pour out all the pieces and try and fail, try and fail, until many quit trying. That’s sad.
HEY, BRYDON, YOUR AUNT ‘NETA IS PROUD OF YOU!