Thursday, 8 December 2011

Magnetic Family

Littletree came up to me the other night and asked me to stand up. She held my hand, looked me up and down, and then walked off. Minutes later she went up to Purple and did the same thing.


Turned out she was trying to make a picture of the three of us using alphabet fridge magnets; she wanted to get the relative heights, arm lengths and arm angles as accurate as she could.

Yep, we really look like this:

19 family of magnets

A good friend pointed out to me that Littletree is lucky to have sets of magnetic letters in two alphabets – she wouldn’t have been able to make this (at least, not so easily) if she had only the Latin letters, or only the Hebrew set.

And there I was thinking the benefits in raising a multi-lingual child would be in communication, linguistic ability and neurological function – I never would have guessed it would open up her artistic possibilities as well!


Thanks for your lovely words, witty banter and entertaining discussion :)