Complex Symmetry From a 4 Year Old

I re-discovered some photos I took of my now 7 year old, who when he was 4 had this habit of creating near perfect and very complex symmetrical models with things like Duplo and Hama Beads.

It’s interesting to reflect on it now.  I would often speak to him about the symmetrical things he created, I would explain how it was symmetrical and how there is a line of symmetry.

A quick search Google shows that symmetry starts to get covered in Year 1 & 2 (around age 5-7), but even this is very basic, in terms of symmetry of simple shapes.

It’s little things like this that make me feel much more confident about not following schools.

Check out his designs below 🙂

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