Since the holidays are fast approaching, everyone is looking for those perfect gifts for the kids. Most of the time, the kids want toys, right? So, we load up on the hottest toys of the season and hope that the kids have fun but it would be nice if they were learning something during playtime too.
That is why I’m excited about our Hot Holiday Toy Feature today! The LEGO DUPLO Play with Letters Set is a great toy for preschoolers that is not only fun to build with but can be a teaching tool to help the child learn their letters, shapes and colors, enhance their fine motor skills and encourage ideas and creativity.
LEGO DUPLO sets are meant for little hands as the pieces are larger, more like blocks, than your standard tiny LEGO pieces. The Play with Letters set comes with 62 pieces including twenty-six blocks that each feature one letter of the alphabet.
Since I have a 3 and a 5 year old, this was the perfect toy for us to try out since they perfectly fit into the recommended age range of 2-5. My three year old had a great time lining up the letters in order to make the alphabet. This was a great opportunity for us to play together as he is still learning letter recognition on a few letters.
My five year old on the other hand knows all his letters and was able to use the DUPLO set to create small words. He had a good time challenging himself (along with his older sister) to come up with as many words as he could.
Overall, this is a great set for the pre-Lego (you know the traditional tiny blocks!) crowd. Not only do the kids love to build with the blocks but I love that we can play together and have them practice their letters and simple word building at the same time.
Think this would be a good toy for your child? Good news, Tend is having a sweepstakes where their readers will have a chance to win $100 of LEGO DUPLO products!
How to Enter:
Step 1: Go to www.pinterest.com and log onto your account.
Step 2: Go to the Tend by Glam Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TendByGlam) and click “Pin To Win” tab where you will be provided with the Contest image which you must pin to your Pinterest board.
Step 3: Fill in your email address and click “Submit & Pin”
Step 4: Re-pin the Contest Image to any Pinterest board, along with at least one (1) additional image from among a library of images available on the Tend LEGO DUPLO Pinterest board.
All steps must be completed during the Promotion Period to be eligible as an Entry. Sweeps ends November 30, 2012
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.