Here’s Whinnie’s current obsession. I think she worked on different track designs for 2 or 3 hours altogether yesterday. Which means lots and lots of 20 and 30 minute building sessions.


Her interest in the wooden train set is not new. She’s been playing around with the pieces for months now. Last fall she’d ask us to build a track for her, and then she’d move the trains around.

Now, though, she gets everything out, designs and builds the entire track, places the trains, and plays…complete with a large variety of sound effects.

It’s wonderful to watch them build new skills. Sometimes it is as simple as building with trains. Frequently it is far more complex. All of it is amazing.