Learning Through Lego Duplo Play

Learning Through Lego Duplo Play

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My boys, like most children, adore playing with Lego and we have boxes of the stuff! I am often finding bricks or little characters lying around the house, narrowly missing being hoovered up by the vacuum cleaner! I love how lego just sparks such imagination and captive play, because you can build anything as long as you have ideas to explore.

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Wooden Train Set and Table – Imaginative Play at its Best

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I had all of these notions of what I did and did not want for my first born. One that sticks out the most in my now patchy memory (lol!), is that I wanted him or her to have wooden toys once they were old enough to play with them. I was probably being rather snobby, but I did not like the idea of all those brightly coloured, plastic, noisy toys that would probably get annoying after a very short time. I figured that wooden toys would be made better, and would last for longer and be timeless.

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Family Games

Family Games

I have always enjoyed playing games, and when I was younger and living at home with my brother, Mum and Dad I was always asking for us to play one of my favourite board games. Growing up I think favourites of both my brother and I were Cluedo, Monopoly, Guess Who, Connect 4 and, for me especially, Scrabble. As we got older, Trivial Pursuit was a game we would always play as a family, and at Christmas when we had family over, it would be got out and I honestly do not think I ever won a game of it!! Scrabble is still a game I enjoy playing – although since I no longer see as much of my fellow scrabble loving friend Abi as much as I did since I had the boys, I only play it on my app version!

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