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Something New

Last year I took my daughter to England for her second visit to my home country. While there, a friend’s daughter gave her a beautiful book of puzzles. At 3 years old, I knew she was too young for that difficult a puzzle and kept it in storage until today.

Now 4 years old, she still struggled with the puzzles themselves. It was her first attempt at something so complicated. She dove into the pile of pieces, randomly matching and becoming frustrated when they wouldn’t fit together. I did wonder whether I had been too optimistic, but the hour we spent at the kitchen table gave us a great chance for meaningful and productive communication. Read More…