Things are not always easy when you are six. Hitting first grade and a full day of school brings lots of fun and opportunities but also brings longer days and more responsibilities which can be frustrating to little ones. While we are always looking to celebrating big occasions, I’m trying to encourage and celebrate everyday little wins too! Wins that might go unnoticed when you only focus on milestones. I hope he learns to celebrate everyday little wins like learning a new skill or getting past a fear.
Embracing Swim Goggles
Elliot finally learned how to swim this summer, before then he was afraid of swimming. He would only get in the water with an adult holding him or simply stay in the shallow end. The first little win that helped him with swimming though was embracing the swim goggles. He finally gave goggles a shot and realized that when he wore goggles his eyes didn’t burn and he could see under the water. This made the water less scary, enabling him to spend more time in the water, exploring the bottom and practicing his skills. He was swimming like a fish in no time flat.
Finally Losing His 1st Tooth
Elliot lost his first tooth a few weeks ago, after a month of working on that wiggly little guy. Now I know lots of people celebrate losing baby teeth, but it was important to celebrate the act of wiggling it out. The process can be a little scary. Once it was out he was so relieved that he survived it and was proud that had he finally joined his classmates in this right of passage. I’m just hoping the 2nd tooth isn’t so intimidating for him. 😉
Swinging Over The Bar
Right now both boys are in a gymnastics class. They practice a lot of basic gymnastic skills from tumbling and trampolines to bars and the balance beam. Elliot recently had a breakthrough with regards to twirling over the bar. He was always too scared to give it a try and just recently, he gave it a shot. He was super excited that he was brave enough to do it. Apparently celebrating little wins with a prize is a new thing they are trying at their gym. Elliot was so proud to show me his prize and explain why he earned it.
Learning To Build
Elliot is the little brother, so he naturally he LOVES playing with Quinn and almost always defers to him when trying something including building a LEGO set. And honestly, when they are working on one of Quinn’s sets that are for kids 9+, it makes sense that Elliot focuses on building the minifigures for the set. Some of the instructions and skills required are difficult for 6-year old fingers. That’s why I LOVE LEGO Juniors for Elliot.
LEGO Juniors is the perfect way to set youngsters (aged 4-7) up for “success,” and grow their independence & confidence; the products are perfectly matched to the building skills of their age & stage.
Learning to build is an important skill. LEGO Juniors makes it easy for younger kids by including premade pieces that help encourages them to start building and adding detail to right away. It helps them visualize the end result which helps them get started. I also love that the sets come in numbered bags that correspond to different parts of the build. It makes it easy for kids to start wherever they want without digging through a huge pile of LEGO bricks.
I found his confidence improved with each successful piece built. Little wins that lead to a big win and the fun of adding new pieces to his make believe LEGO world is always exciting. I love anything that keeps his imagination going and LEGO Juniors definitely do that!
Are LEGO Juniors on your kid’s wishlist this year?
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