My son Riley is almost 5 and he loves playing with Lego, he will sit for hours building and playing with his little sets, he never gets bored of it and although it can be a bit of a pain to tidy away sometimes, especially when I step on a piece (ouch) I do encourage both of my children to play with Lego because it teaches them important skills that some people may not be aware of.
Skills Lego develop :
- Lego provides tools that develop lateral thinking in a fun environment
- It teaches kids to think in three dimensions
- It improves literacy as kids work with instructions
- It develops problem-solving, organization, and planning by construction
- It improves creativity
- It enhances communication and critical thinking
- It boosts kids motor development.
At the moment Riley is obsessed with this Pirate Treasure Hunt Lego set, he loves the skeleton and the treasure.
Summer is a little young for Lego as it's too small and fiddly but she loves Duplo especially now there are Sophia The First sets available. The blocks are much bigger and easier to put together, she likes me to pass her the blocks and tell her where they go and she builds it herself, she's so proud of herself when it's finished.
I got both of these sets from House of Fraser which is not always the first place you think of when buying toys but actually they have a wide range of all sorts of toys at great prices.
Do your children love Lego or Duplo?