My dad is really smart and talented.
- If you need something excavated and leveled in a tricky, difficult situation my dad is the one to call.
- He has an amazing talent with earth.
- His abilities to get unstuck in wet dirt are legendary.
- Like many boys today, he loves to learn with his hands and by experimenting.
Here is some fun they had today experimenting with trajectories, weights, ballasts, pulleys, leverage and force.
|Grandpa's stone yard is full of natural and manmade materials for exploration|
|Goal orientation and persistence in action|
It is clearly evidence that I am not a helicopter parent when it comes to real world play :-)
|Pulling from the right|
|Pulling from the left|
|More people pulling|
|Adding ballast weights|
|Grandpa asking questions about how strategies might work|
|Success!! Pallets down!!|
|...and the *real* playground sits empty at grandma and grandpa's|