I am seven years old and this is the first model I've ever built. I love my model castle and I'm really proud of it too. My mom didn't realize what a great present the model kit was until she saw the floor plans which helped me built the model brick by brick, and the fact that I actually worked on it for a few nights in a row.
I learned about how stone buildings are built, and now when I look at some of the old stone buildings in my neighborhood I can even begin to understand how those were built too. I have to be honest, I don't always enjoy the craft projects that my mom would love me to do, but this one really appealed to me, and I hope I'll get another chance to do another model soon.
And now, my mom would like to get a few words in too:
There you have it my friends! Just because your child isn't interested in sitting and doing the projects you present to him, doesn't mean that with just a bit of trial and error that you won't find something he'll actually complete and feel proud of. An invaluable experience for every child and well worth the effort on your behalf. Okay, you're right, I got lucky, we received this model as a gift, and I in turn am giving you this blog post as a gift, which you can in turn pass on to your child! Happy creative parenting!