I'm pretty sure my parents still have several 30-gallon rubbermaid containers full of legos.
I really hope that our kids play with legos. Not that we'll pressure them. But we probably will.
Because Emma is still at the eat-tiny-things age, we have duplos for now. (The bigger toddler-sized legos.) My parents gave Addie a little duplos set for Christmas and we gave her this duplos book.
See the picture of the 4 pieces involved to build the tiger?
She likes matching the legos to the picture and trying to figure out how to put them together to look 'right.'
Honestly, at first I was disappointed that it wasn't a book you could build legos on. Because how cool would that be!?
But, actually, now that she thinks it's fun, I'm a fan! Not just because I have good memories of playing legos as a kid and I want her to think it's fun too, but because legos are so good for the whole creating-building-thinking-visual-spatial part of the brain. (That's the scientific term for it.)
I realized that it's a pre-cursor to the way lego instructions are.
Plus, she's so proud when she gets it right.
Once she's built all 4 animals, she likes me to read through the book and she pops the appropriate animal out and says "peekaboo" along at the right time in the story.
Maybe a toddler near you would like one?Happy building!!!
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