A girl wants to make something magnificent…the most magnificent thing. She knows just how will it looks, and she knows just how will it work. All she has to do is make it, so she goes through an experience of making and unmaking, of enthusiasm and frustration, until she makes what she wants.
This is an inspiring book about innovation, imagination, perseverance and experimenting, all keys for lifelong learning that are too often neglected. Your child is likely, as are most children, to be naturally inquisitive. Children need an enriching environment that encourages them to question, engage, plan, experiment and evaluate their work, in order to gain self- confidence, and skills.
Like the girl in the book, your child may get frustrated sometimes. Her assistant suggests taking a walk to clear her head and see things from different perspective. Asking a question that opens new paths of thinking, or suggesting something new, or providing different materials, can encourage your child to try anew.
Finally, nothing is perfect! There is always room for improvement, but that shouldn’t keep a child from feeling proud of what she/he made and seeing it as The Most Magnificent Thing!
Some suggestions when you read this book with your child:
Enjoy reading and making magnificent things together!