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Amélie got some Lego for her birthday last year. It was one of those kits that had a scene to build, with buildings and people. I think this particular one was a vet.

I pointed out to Amélie that she hadn’t played with it for ages. Her response: “Yeah, because I already made it.” And it dawned on me, for her, playing is about the making. So it explains why she isn’t so fussed about doing pretend play with dolls or cuddly toys (although she does it very occasionally) and she prefers cutting things up, gluing them, generally making works of art or design and once she’s made one thing she rapidly moves onto the next.

That makes me happy.