When my son was two he was at an early intervention program. He could sort out all the lego blocks according to color so fast. We were in the stages of denial , so were thrilled that he could do it.
We slowly started accepting his diagnosis and that is when we found out his weaknesses and strengths. Lego provided a sensory stimuli and nothing more than that. His imagination was very limited to it. Floor time was one therapy that helped me play with him more using the sorted out blocks and towered blocks.
As he grew legos just became a nuisance as he just used them to bite and they were all around the house. We have all stepped on to it and ouch the memory of the pain still is there.
But a few days back at the science museum we saw a lego table and we were surprised he was able to imitate what my husband was trying to do. He turns 25 this summer, yes it was not an age appropriate play but we were ecstatic that he has developed that skill.
So the next day we got him a new set of Lego blocks. We have started making things, though he is not excited about it, his eye hand coordination and fine motor skill set is increasing day by day. There are 500 pieces in it and hopefully by Navarathri we would have a good doll collection to show off his newly acquired skill.
Learning is a continuous process. Skills can be acquired at any age. Learning one skill, may help in improving other skills. Working with Legos, I am pretty much positive is going to help with his cooking and life skills.
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