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They say that Lego and construction type play is good to develop the same skills that kids will use for reading so not only is it fun, but it's school preparation that I don't even have to put that much effort into, in fact I don't need to put any effort into!
Sometimes I can't help myself though and my OCD will come out when I want to make something that is not only sound, but colour co-ordinated or patterned. I seem to have passed this on a little to Olivia but I'm working very hard with her to 'let it go' as much as I want to agree with her. This only makes me realise we always need more Duplo. Good marketing strategy Lego!
The latest Duplo offerings we've been playing with is the Caravan and the Pet Shop.
These hold pride of place in our loungeroom and having made it to the integrated Duplo box - over a month later. And for almost five year olds, this is pretty good! On the side is the legend of how many pieces of what goes in each box and they like sorting it out between the two boxes. mmm maybe I have no control over the OCD aspect?
Now how is this for Lego overload - playing Lego and watching Lego on TV?
I've also just joined Lego club for $19.95 a year and we get exclusive Lego offers, quarterly magazine and email newsletter. I think that's pretty cool, and might make a great Christmas present for a Lego enthusiast you know!
There are times I wish we lived in Melbourne or Brisbane - because.... they have the Lego education centres - I'd love to go and I think this might be something we do as a family !
How easy would a Lego/Duplo birthday cake be? Mmm I might have to work on convincing Laura and Olivia they want a Lego themed birthday... right?
Basically Lego is the smallest type, duplo is double the size (better for smaller hands and mouths) and quattro is double that again!
Now, today in the Christmas stocking Lego is giving away THREE of the Duplo Pet Shops valued at $49.95 each!
- Leave a comment and tell me WHY for WHO you want to win!
- Extra daily entry if you tweet about the giveaway 'Great Duplo giveaway at Frills in the Hills http://bit.ly/d1TqnP (via @frillyhills)'
- Extra entry if you post (once only) on the Frills in the Hills Facebook wall why you want to win!
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