Universal toys that all children love are tough to find. But one toy that has been an amazing hit within our family is LEGO®. From the moment the kids could start putting two of the blocks together, there is nothing more exciting than a new Lego box. But what gets me excited as a mom is in addition to loads of fine motor practice, the kids exercise their creativity through imaginative play.
When LEGO asked if my boys would like to try out LEGO® JUNIORS, I knew the kids would freak out. But even I was surprised at the reaction. When the box arrived, my boys literally ripped open the package and started screaming with joy. It was like watching a pack of wild dogs… in the best sense.
LEGO has so many terrific building sets, but my younger son who is five years old can’t do the ones often designed for older kids. LEGO JUNIORS fits his age group perfectly! Designed for children age 4-7, these new building sets are a great first experience with LEGO bricks through iconic, fun and easy to build models.
LEGO JUNIORS sets contain quick start elements and numbered pre-packed bags that children can build on their own – which made my younger builder extra proud. We started with the Knights’ Castle, which contained 7 individual bags of bricks. The first four bags were accompanied by instructions to build the castle and figures. But what I particularly liked about the set was it also contained several bags of additional bricks for the kids to build with.
Often when we finish a set, that’s it. But with LEGO JUNIORS, the building fun didn’t stop just because we had completed the castle. Instead, the kit offered an example of how they could break down and rebuild the castle into something new. What a terrific way to help develop creative thinkers! By offering engaging materials, kids are happy to work toward creating the final product (in this case, a castle). But then the boys were just as happy to pull some of it apart and add their own spin to the project.
HAVE YOUR KIDS TRIED LEGO YET?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.