LEGO DUPLO knows the importance of playtime, and the special bonding moments that arise through play. So we were excited when we were asked to review some of Lego Duplo’s new products.
I have two children – a daughter who just turned 5 years old and a son who is 2 years old. They were eager to try out the “new toys” and the expressions on their faces when I opened the box was priceless…
We spent over an hour playing with LEGO DUPLO Creative Cakes and two different LEGO DUPLO Read & Build play sets.
About the toys…
LEGO DUPLO Creative Cakes
- Build cakes, have a birthday party, serve the cakes to your parents on the pink lid that doubles as a tray
LEGO DUPLO Read & Build play sets
- A new play experience for preschoolers that combines building bricks and a story book.
- Interactive play experience, read the story as your child build along
- Brings stories to life
Play is a timeless feature of human societies, and when combined with 21st century learning it provides children and adults with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings. Both me and my two kids really enjoyed the Read & Build sets. My 5 year old daughter was able to read the story and help her little brother build the animals from the book which was a great bonding experience for them.
The pictures in the book are simple enough for my two year old to look at and immediately build all by himself, which quite visibly gave him a thrill and a boost in his self esteem. It was a great activity they could do together that didn’t cause any fighting or jealousy as they were able to work with the toys together or apart. Through play, children explore and develop their multiple senses, which creates more brain synapses. This in turn contributes to a child’s overall intelligence. I feel that the Read & Build sets are built to do just that. I feel good about my kids playing with them and know they are learning AND having fun at the same time.
Here are a few shots from our fun playtime experience with the Read & Build Sets…
The Creative Cakes set was even more fun for them! More pieces and endless possibilities resulted in over an hour of happy playtime for both of them, together. It was also easy for me to play along with them which was a great bonding experience for all of us.
Here are some pics from our playtime with the Creative Cakes set…
Overall I was really happy with the Lego Duplo products and they will be our toys of choice when it’s time to play for a quite a while!
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Step 1: Go to www.pinterest.com and log onto your account.
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by LEGO DUPLO via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of LEGO DUPLO.