by Sylvia Deo
(Brampton, ON, CANADA)
The ultimate best preschooler toy was Legos Duplo. I purchased them for my godson and he absolutely loves them to this day. When I purchased them he was 4.5, now he is almost 6.
They are soo easy to use and you can even combine the different sets. He plays different stories. He even uses the DUPLO bricks to play real games.
Interestingly, you can log on to the Lego website and all the ideas are there. The ideas encourage children to engage in playing, and at the same time support their development. For instance the blocks allow your child to learn colors, shapes, puzzle skills, sizes, matching, count, etc. The toy is thought provoking and very educational.
It is also quite inviting, in the sense that the blocks even though approved for 3-6 year olds, could be easily played with by older kids or even adults. This is simply because the blocks allow you to get your imagination going.
The blocks are truly an excellent toy, a toy that will keep your child busy for quite some time. It is a toy that keeps giving, as it allows the child to be so creative and involved.