Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reading Books and Building Blocks



Have you guys seen this new product on the shelves yet?

LEGO DUPLO Read and Build Play Set



It is super cool! We were asked by BlogHer and LEGO to review this product and had a blast while doing so. ~There will be a $100 LEGO gift card giveaway at the end of this post, so read on my fellow blog peeps!~

Let us show you how the LEGO DUPLO Read and Build Sets work!


“Grow Caterpillar Grow!”




I gathered my 4 eager participants and set out the various pieces.



I read the book aloud to the children…(these books are PERFECT for beginning readers~ simple, colorful, engaging)



…at the bottom of each page, the book clearly describes how to construct the characters in the story. I had each child grab a different piece and they had to look at the book and work together to figure out how the pieces fit together.


They were learning invaluable lessons: working together to accomplish a common goal, following directions, problem solving, etc.

The book had a wonderful storyline…and after the story was finished, the kids each had a little critter that THEY THEMSELVES created. Can you feel their pride?



Andrew and his little beetle bug



Savannah and her beautiful caterpillar



Ethan and his green frog



Ben and his red & orange snail




I had the kids act out the book with their individual characters. It was hilarious! They also practiced taking their critters apart and were able to reconstruct them by reading the book without my help! Awesome.



So, the next time you are trying to figure out what to take to a birthday party, what gift to give at holidays, etc.~ you should definitely remember the LEGO DUPLO Read and Build sets. It is a wonderful way to engage pre-school aged children with a book storyline. It also helps them to learn to read! SCORE!




Recommended age: 1.5 - 4 years

(*My kids are almost 5 and they LOVED this project! I think older children would benefit from these sets as well (ages 5-6). They can read the book independently and construct the characters without help)

Retail: $12.99 per set

3 different LEGO DUPLO Bricks and Books Sets:

Skills we used with the LEGO DUPLO Bricks and Books Sets:
  • Active listening
  • Following directions
  • Building/constructing
  • Working together with others
  • Problem solving
  • Interactive play
…while having a great time in the process!


NOW, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A
$100 LEGO GIFT CARD!

(might I add, they are giving away 1 gift card PER blog! So, it will most definitely go to one of YOU, faithful blog readers!)

Just leave me a comment and answer this question:

How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read & Build could help your child learn to read?
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181 comments:

candicegrose130 said...

Ohh This looks like a barrel full of fun! I teach 3-4 year old Pre K and I am always on the hunt for new ways to integrate reading/hands-on activity.

Kathy said...

I believe it could help my kids read because it actively engages them as they read. The picture goes along with the story and helps them.
paisleyfan(at)live(dot)com

Very cool idea!
Kathy

Cassia said...

I would say this woudl especially help with my boys. They are such "visual" learners with everything!

Julie said...

How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read & Build could help your child learn to read?

My kids are too old for these but I am going to keep it in my mind for my 3 year old nephew. I think they would help him learn to read because they are interactive and will keep him engaged.
Thanks!
Julie

Anonymous said...

I feel like the Lego Duplo read and build books will help my 9 yo who has sensory issues. He loves Legos and this would give him something to engage in while reading. I realize this product is recommended til age four. If this is below his level, this could be used as a fun way to transition into his reader books. melindajanvier@yahoo.com

Wildali said...

How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read & Build could help your child learn to read?

I think it will help my daughter connect the words with the image of the lego character. It combines more than one sense which enhances her visual capacity to read!

Abigail Geslani said...

We actually bought the caterpillar one for my youngest's first birthday. Even my 4 year old loves the set!

twinsx3 said...

I think it can help them learn to read because of the pictures with bright colors and following along while doing it!

Abigail Geslani said...

https://twitter.com/abby0926/status/225570573399506945

I tweeted! @abby0926

Sara said...

How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read & Build could help your child learn to read?

I have a nephew and as he gets older it is hard to keep his interest through a complete book. He wants to be "doing" instead of listening. Based on your review, this product looks like the perfect way for him to do both!

Sara said...

How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read & Build could help your child learn to read?

I have a nephew and as he gets older it is harder to keep his attention through a complete book. He would rather be "doing" than listening. Based on your review of this product, it sounds like the perfect way to "do" and read at the same time. I think he would love this!

lil' mama said...

My 4 yr old loves books and he loves legos so this is a win win! He is a visual learning so this would for sure help with learning to read. Awesome giveaway!

Angela said...

Love this idea! What a great product and a great price point. I am going to grab and keep them around for rainy (or too hot!) days or to have on hand for an easy last minute gift!
(posting again because i am not sure if it posted before!)

Amy said...

My kiddos love Legos. Even though my boys are too big for this, my little girl would love it!

Mama said...

Oh man, with 3 kids 3 and under, this will be a bed time dream! My kiddos will love constructing their own characters!

Melissa B said...

I saw the commercials for these sets and thought they were fabulous! They look to be very engaging and will help to keep kids interested!!

Melissa B said...

Tweeted here:
https://twitter.com/melissarbass/status/225576197952770048

B said...

I need to find these for my 3 year old. I think it will help him learn to read and encourage his constructive thinking skills.

Valerie said...

My little ones would LOVE this, they already love to create characters from just random books we read, this would be even better.

Tracy said...

I think these sets are wonderful for "wiggly" children who might otherwise have a hard time sitting still on mom or dad's lap to listen to a story. The process of building the animal gives them a way to be actively engaged with the text and requires them to listen closely for the part where their character is featured so they can construct it. Great job, Lego! Love these!

Val @ It's Always Sunny in Somerville said...

I don't know how this COULDN'T help a child to learn to read! These are so cute and encourage engagement and interactiveness while reading. Thanks for hosting!

April Jackson said...

I have an almost 2 year old and a 4 year old. This would be great for them to work together to build the characters and to sit still!! My 4 year old is very into reading right now so this would be great for her.

Kevin and Christen said...

interactive reading is a great way to build confidence and encourage kids to learn to read....mom reads (model), they build the characters (interactive), they retell the story (comprehension) and most of all they are having FUN!!

Kevin and Christen said...

yikes, not sure if my last comment was sent so I'll try one more time ;-) Mom reads (modeling), build characters (interactive), retell story using characters they built (comprehension). It's a GREAT way to encourage kids to read, but most importantly they are having FUN!!!

Janet said...

Very cool! Always looking for fun ways to help inspire my kiddos to read. I think this would really help capture their attention and help them focus! LOVE!

Kristen said...

I just saw a commercial for this and thought it looked so fun. My 2 1/2 year old little girl loves building blocks and books, so this would be the perfect combo for her!

Amber said...

Love this! We just brought our daughters home from Africa. They love books and Legos. I think this could really help them learn how to read, work together and have fun while they are at it. They are 3 and 4 so it is hard to keep their attention for long but I think they would love this!

Anonymous said...

It would help my little boy because its something fun to do without him even knowing he is learning something at the same time. Tara tlc1982@AOL.com

James said...

My kids are addicted to LEGOs so this would be a perfect way to practice reading while thinking it's just play time. I'm sure even my six year old would like this.

Kristen said...

My children LOVE anything interactive! It makes the story come to life! And anything LEGO is always a hit in this house :)

Jenny D said...

I have some really great kids in my life that need this!

Kaye said...

building the characters in the story will only encourage my boys to reread the story over and over again. herok@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

i tweeted!
https://twitter.com/kkpatter/status/225592808109637633

@kkpatter

Gwen said...

These really do look fun! My 4 year old is already thinking that the duplo blocks are for "babies", so since he is starting to read sight words, he might really enjoy this being able to read & do at the same time! I can't wait to try out the Vroom set!!

christiking said...

This would be great for my 2 year old!! Something just for his age instead of big brother's harder sets.

Jenny said...

What a great idea..and definitely perfect for little boys who don't have patience...like mine!

I think my son would like it because he can create something while reading..win win for mom!

JILL said...

My kids are too old for the Duplo sets (6 yr old twins)now but are fully 100% in love with Legos. So, I will comment as to how this would have helped our family in the corrent age group.

My son was reading by age 4, so this set would have helped him in reverse. He has autism and was very quiet, but loved reading. He also has some small motor hurdles and recevies OT. By having a Lego book he could read would have sparked his interest in playing with the Legos and therefore boosted his small motor skills!

In turn, my daughter would not have wanted to see her twin brother playing with something without her and the Legos would have helped spark her early reading skills.

I think that would have been classified as a win-win for us!

Zach and Alyson said...

My twin boys would have lots of fun with legos and they are really enjoying books at the moment. What a great combination!

Teej said...

My 13 month old son is a little young for this yet, but I can see how it would help him build many skills. He already loves interactive books and blocks. To be able to put reading together with listening skills and fine motor skills sounds great to me!

tjwallace04 at gmail dot com

Catherine said...

This would actually mean more for my 5 year old son to help build his fine motor skills. He loves books and to be read to, but he has low muscle tone. Because of the low tone, he isn't the biggest fan of building things or working on skills. I think this would encourage him to more willingly work on fine motor skills.

Greg + Laura + Our Little Dude said...

Well, my son is only 2 so not yet at the reading stage BUT he loves books and legos. This will help him follow the story and he'll love the interactive plot.

Penny said...

This would be so neat to have in one of my kindergarten reading centers. It would excite them about reading the books and encourage story retelling~ an important reading skill. :)

Melissa Jackson said...

So cool! I can see how this would encourage kids to learn to read by actively engaging them in the process at an early age. For the "busy" and active learners, this is a way to focus them in on the book. I love it!

Beth C said...

My boys love legos, and they love reading books. These Lego books would definitely encourage them to pick it up and read them. It's a win-win combo!

Mom4Mom said...

I have four kids and my youngest will be the only one home with me when school starts this fall. I think these book sets would be perfect for him to play and learn with. He could use them for his "homework" when my older ones are doing theirs. He would love them!

Mrs. Williams said...

Having fun while learing is the best way to teach children and to help them retain information at this young age. This LEGO game appears to engage both the parent and the child in the activity, which normally encourages the child to want to be active in what the parent is participating in. The pictures go along with what your reading which helps the kids form the words to match the photos. LEGO!!!

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Erin and Ryan said...

I have nephews who love to build with Legos! I see this as a great teaching tool :)

Peyton said...

I'm a speech pathologist and this is an amazing therapy tool!! I sooooo want some of these!

I also blogged about it!
http://wandpstephens.blogspot.com/2012/07/speechie-stuff-but-good-for-moms-too.html

Sarah said...

This will help my son to read because he enjoys interactive learning. thanks! sarah.currence at gmail

triciac said...

I remember the days of going to the library with my mom and filling up a BOX full of books every week, devouring them as soon as we got home. Although my son, Lincoln, is only 10 1/2 months old, I've tried actively engaging him in story time since he was born. He's already a bundle of energy, so the idea of being able to use his hands AND reading at the same time would use mental and physical energy, which I love!

JohnandCassie Leifester said...

Thanks for the birthday idea. I know what I'm buying my nephew next month. Looks like so much fun.

Cassie

Shosh said...

having fun and being interactive is a great way to learn to read! would love this for my 4 year old!

April said...

well um, I have no kids (yet) but have a bunch of friends that have kids, and all of these kids have birthdays...so i'm pretty sure this would great to give as a gift!!!

Thanks!, April

This Is The Day said...

I haven't seen these yet! Shocking since my house is Lego-crazy. :) what a fun new product! I will definitely have to go get this. I think it would be great for both my 2 1/2 and 5 year old!

Jara said...

I think this is an awesome hands on way to learn to read. I teach 1st grade and I think even those 6/7 year olds that struggle would love getting into books this way!!! It would also be fun to do an interactive story with the whole class!!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

jaradowns@hotmail.com

Kari said...

What a fun new product! Combines two of my kids favorite things!

Megan said...

My almost 5 year old is always looking for independence, these would be perfect for him.

meg314 at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

My son is way into LOEGo and loves any of them. Perfect way to encourage his new reading skills. Would love this!

sarah said...

I think its a great way for hands on kids to be excited about reading!

Joni said...

These are so cute!!! My 4yo is a beginning reader, and he loves blocks, so these sets would definitely help him on his journey!

Cathryn's Closet said...

How fun! I have a 2 and a 5 yr old and they adore building blocks!
Courtney

Krista said...

I have kids w/sensory issues and ADHD - we have found it helpful for concentration at circle time at school to have a small handheld item that they can hold and fidget with that doesn't distract them or others - but helps them to focus on the lesson or story at that time. What a perfect sensory tool these books would be!

Margaret said...

Awesome! My daughter would love this, as she's really into stories. She has Duplos but I think this would definitely engage her more. I hope I win!

megseven AT yahoo

Mrs. Plish said...

I LOVE this idea! I already use Legos to help teach expository writing and addition and subtraction. I love LEGOS!

Melanie said...

My daughter would love these books! She loves listening to books being read, and I think the legos would make reading even more engaging!

Carissa said...

These sound great for pre-readers & beginning readers! It looks very engaging and that is always important in the reading process. My little one is only 19 months, but it looks like he'd love it!

Anonymous said...

This sounds so cool! My little guy is too young to read on his own, but we're trying to find ways to engage him with the stories we read aloud. He loves taking apart his daddy's lego trucks (which are large and expensive and have many many small parts...). The larger lego blocks would be a life-saver. We could create the shapes from the book together. I bet he'd love it!

-Holly
hollybrown@berkeley.edu

Reagan said...

What a great gift!! Legos are hands down my childrens favorite toys! They are durable and keep them engaged in creative play.
What a great idea to include the interactive books! Children learn best through hands on learning and these will for sure help their reading to soar!!

Anonymous said...

Those are amazing. Great way to help my 5 year old start reading!!
-Jess

Jessica_goerzen@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I think it would help the hidden by engaging them and helping them to earn to follow directions without Tom being aware.

Barb Grimes brbrgrm@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

My 15 month old loves Legos and books - it is a winning combo! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

As a Lego family (we even have a separate LEGO table in our kitchen), I really like the idea of this book. This would help build sight words and encourages the tactile builders maintain interest and involvement.

Jenn (jenn2034@hotmail.com)

P.S. Has Savannah tried any of the Lego Friends kits? My daughter is obsessed with them, they can be hard to find because they seem to be selling well.

Anonymous said...

My 3 year old would love this! Would be especially good to do with her while I am tired (first trimester with my 2nd)...

Kara
Karamurray1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Soo cute! A brilliant idea from Lego. And I love that it's affordable too!

Allison
ahillis80@yahoo.com

Sarah Tredway said...

These look great! Having something hands-on to use in conjunction with the story enables readers to stay engaged and have a better understanding of the story.

Anonymous said...

My 5 yr old loves Legos but is resistant to reading. Perhaps this would be the thing to get him excited!

Taysha Thompson Tayshat@yahoo.com

Tina said...

I think it would help them to think and read
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/225764661654597634
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Kelsey said...

I have been hearing a lot about Lego Duplo - it sounds so fun for kids! I love the fact that it is colorful and promotes active fun while learning! Definitely think that it would help with learning to read and associating what is seen in each picture with an object in hand! So cool!!

Anonymous said...

Oh those look like fun.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! I believe the books and legos create a fun environment with hands-on learning.

Michelle (support @ Flashseries .com)

ASHENFELTERS said...

This product would be perfect for my 5 yr old. She is just starting to recognize all her letters and their sounds! What a great way to engage their imagination in their play also!

I also blogged about this!

ashenfelters@hotmail.com

Jen said...

I think following the directions would be great practice for learning to read!

Liz said...

Oh, oh, pick me!! :)

Liz said...

I blogged about it, too! http://liz-ourblessedfamily.blogspot.com/2012/07/giveaway.html

Leire said...

I think it could help my 2 year old nephew who is very used to being read to, but not actively reads (or acts as if he did), so I think this book/tool would help him follow the story and get the attention skills ready to start his reading skills.

I also like the similarity of the creatures with the real animal, but I like more the fact that they are not identical. Many toys nowadays reproduce reality so closely leaving no space for imagination or creativity.

TamaraL said...

I think LEGO's can help my kids by capturing and KEEPING their interest...those bright colors and fun storyline...can't wait to try them out!

Jeremy, Tricia, Jake, Katie & Ryan said...

My little guy has lots of delays and this would be perfect for him. This is the sort of thing he needs to work on so this book and legos would be great. I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Having a very active little boy it is hard to find things to help teach him that are not trucks and tractors and I think that these would help teach him to read and problem sove because he would have to listen to the story and figure out how to build the animals in the story!

RIley Reese
riley.reese@live.com

Ashley and Chad said...

These are so cool. We have been builing our lego collection slowly. (due to costs) I would love to be able to surprise my kids with a whole new Lego collection!

Anonymous said...

My son's two favorite things are books and blocks! He would be able to use both in while learning to follow instructions. GREAT product! Even if I don't win the gift card I do believe this will be under the tree for Christmas this year!
Lauraj883@yahoo.com

JenZ said...

my kids are CRAZY about legos, they love to build! So something that incorporates building with reading is sure to engage these boys!!

The Denehy's said...

Here is my tweet. Do you have a twitter feed? https://twitter.com/erdawa2/status/225979069064421376

The Denehy's said...

Daddy and F would love to tackle this one together. His love of Legos and her love of reading and stealing daddy's Legos. Here is my blog post about just that: http://lexingtondenehys.blogspot.com/2012/07/puzzles-legos-and-books.html

Tracy Bentley said...

this would be so much for my little one... he loves lego's

Rachel said...

My little guys is so into books and and anything hands on right now. What a perfect combination to help him learn and enjoy reading!

Molly said...

My niece would love the LEGO Duplo read and build sets! She is 4, and she loves books and doing building activities. She also loves imaginary play, and these sets incorporate all those things! I love how the sets allow for hands-on interaction related to the story, so the kids are involved, and you know they're paying attention and getting something out of it!

Holly said...

As a mom of twins I LOVE anything like this that we can do together and holds the attention of two 2 yr olds. Anytime they're enjoying themselves I think they soak in more information.
Thanks for the great idea!

Andrea Wood said...

My 3 year old Kiddo loves to play with blocks and he loves listening to stories but he's not big on sitting with me to look at the book with me. This might be what it takes to get him to follow along with me instead of running around the room while I read aloud. That way we can introduce letters and words.

Lainey-Paney said...

My son is 6, and he just saw the commercial for these. He loves LEGOs, and he just finished kindergarten, so he's still working on learning.

Any time you make reading interactive, you increase a child's likelihood of enjoying it.

Way to go Lego!
I think these will be a hit.

:)

Monica said...

My 3 year old would love this!

mia fandel said...

As a mom of 4 I think my youngest wpuldlove this because she tries to keep up w her older brother who is obsessed with legos and books!!!

The NV Mingays said...

What a great product! My newly reading 5 year old would enjoy reading and my 2 year old would enjoy putting together the blocks with his sister's help. My 1 year old would just eat them, but hey, she's 1!

Melissa said...

My son would LOVE this!

MH in OH said...

I have twin boys - one is a reluctant reader - he definitely needs motivation/encouragement to read and building with Legos is one of his very most favorite things. This would be great.

orangetriangle2 AT yahoo DOT com

B. Wilson said...

There's so much positive here. I love that those who may be scared of reading can have a sense of pride when it comes to connecting them with fine motor and legos.

JustACharm said...

This would be great for my kids! My 17 month old will be able to play with the creations built by my 5 and a half year old and my oldest will be able to use the simple story to help with reading skills! Awesome!!

Amy said...

This looks like so much fun. Kids don't even realize how much they can learn when they are having fun like this!

chambanachik said...

We are hoping to homeschool, and I think this would be a fun addition to our daily schedule!

chamabanachik@gmail.com

chambanachik said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/chambanachik/status/226176981090332672

Anjanette Hanna said...

My 3 boys are too old......but this would b a perfect group activity for.the 2 yr olds I teach!

anjanettemomof3@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my 5 yo son is highly motivated by legos, and I know that learning to read is going to open up the whole world to him!

amyandfraser@hotmaildotcom

April said...

I think this would help my child, because it would encourage her to want to continue to read the books because of the active element of the books!

aprilleanne @ hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great tool for learning to read, follow a storyline and active play! Awesome!

Drew and Emily said...

I think the books will allow my 4 year old to read to his little brother and sister while keeping their interest. An extra bonus, will be the cute pictures I can get of them all working together.

Betsy Black said...

I think this would help them to read because the blocks would reinforce what they are seeing on the pages. Cool product!

Alisa said...

This would help my child learn to read by actively engaging him in a story and providing an opportunity for him to use different modalities for understanding.

alisakaczorowski@gmail.com

V. Ramsey said...

Hands on learning plus activities and reading definitely appeals to youth more.

V. Ramsey said...

https://twitter.com/vivaciousgold/status/226423627636146176 - tweeted it

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

Oh wow this would be perfect for my lil one to learn to read and to get my husband to join the fun :) Who doesn't love leggos!! Perfect afternoon activity which promotes reading :)

http://lilmsadventures.blogspot.com/

sl said...

The best way for kids to learn is when they are having fun, they just think they are playing! These sets combine 2 of my family's favorite things-lego and books. They look so darling!!

Becky Milstead said...

I have a little boy learning to read & his favorite things to play with are his Legos! This would be such a fun addition to our learning!

Becky Milstead said...

I shared on twitter :-)
https://twitter.com/beckymilstead/status/226479277980409856
@beckymilstead

Amy said...

Wow, what a great product! I think the LEGO DUPLO Read & Build will help my kids learn to read with all those fun colors block building and interaction. For sure this is a lot more fun than just reading the book.

Amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/226488625192378369

Amy [at] utry [dot] it

thoennes5 said...

My kids would love this. They are hands on learners so this would for sure help them with reading.

Debbie Hahn said...

My son loves when I read him books and loves Legos! Putting 2 of his favorite things together would motivate him to read!

Lloyd Family said...

my son has a very short attention span and gets "bored" easily, i think the legp duplo read & build would be a great tool in teaching him how to read since he can interact by building the characters
reljsw at gmail dot com

JEN said...

Neat! Would give my child something to touch while reading!

mindyfulmer@yahoo.com said...

This story set will help children learn to read because it is engaging to them and there are enticing pictures. Children have to be motivated to want to read and this product looks like just the thing to help them get started!

Shan said...

Oh how I wish these books were around a few years ago when my son was learning to read! I believe with his love for Lego paired with a book he might would have shown an interest even earlier in reading! I think it can also be helpful combining a motor activity with an activity you normally just 'sit' to do - perfect for those kids that learn through doing!

Barbara Manatee said...

These look wonderful!!! All 3 of my kids LOVE Legos and blocks - my 3 year old would be right on with building with these books while his 5 year old sister could try to read them to him.

Her twin brother LOVES Legos - one of the few things that will keep him entertained for a good length of time - these books would be great to encourage him to read while playing, too!

Elise said...

My girls love books and they love Duplos. They're only 28 months, so it's too early for them to actually read, but any time they look through a book and engage in creative play they are building the skills they will need.

wigget said...

it will add extra incentive and excitement to reading

JCF said...

My 2 year old actually just got one of those (the farm set) for his birthday, and my almost 5 year old new reader was THRILLED to read the book himself and build the farm animals. I wish we would have had it when he was first learning to read, because I saw firsthand how motivating it is to read books and build cute animals at the same time!

Kathy Anderson said...

My son loves LEGOs and I think these would help him learn to read because he would be engaged. Anything involving LEGOs would keep his attention longer than a book.

Alison said...

I love that they have a lego activity to do with the reading, it just makes learning to read even more fun!

CinnyBBS said...

How cute! Anything hands on would help a child learn.
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Whirlwind of Surprises

Melissa said...

My boys would so love this, they make things out of Duplo's like Boats, Ferrys, Airplanes, and my least favorite...guns.

Mallory Osterhouse said...

Would love this for my nephews!!

Heather said...

My son absolutely LOVES legos. I think the key to learning is engaging the child, capturing their attention, working with their imagination. I think the Lego Duplo Read and Build, would be fun for my son. And when your having fun, learning is easy. Incorporating something he loves, likes legos, and adding in books (which he loves), would be a great tool to helping my son polish up his reading skills. This would be wonderful!

Heather said...

I tweeted. https://twitter.com/heatherlaverne1/status/228441989371265024

Ginny said...

These are perfect for my grandsons, ages 3 & 5, and for the preschoolers in my class, who are 2 years old!

The Townsend's said...

My one year old loves the big legos and we're trying to get her more interested in books so I think this would be a great way to capture her attention longer!

Christie said...

They would make learning fun

Christine said...

My little 3 year old loves to build with legos and has been asking me to teach him how to read...this would be very helpful!

Gloria H said...

Those look adorable! My young son is just starting to play with Duplos, and this would be a fun thing for him to learn on!

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

This is great...it'll keep my son engaged. Reading and playing together is a great combination!

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Stephanie said...

So cute! My 4 year old loves to read and this would help her learn to put things together while reading.
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Alissa said...

Saw these in the store and thought they were great. Would love to get a few for Christmas gifts!

MJP said...

I think it could help my son with his attention span by giving him a reason to sit still and listen.

sy said...

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luckynordberg said...

Kids learn to read by making patterns. Duplo blocks are great for that!

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Rebecca Graham said...

The interactive play would encourage reading.

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Chasity said...

I think Lego Duplo Read & Build could help my children read from word association. Using the "green" block to build something is a fun and interesting way for them to learn and remember how to read. The bonus is my children love Lego anything!!

J said...

My 2.5 year old would love this!

Karina said...

this makes it fun to learn to read

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Karina said...

https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/233320247938138112

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katherine said...

I've heard kids learn best when using more than one sense and this activity definitely uses lots of the senses at the same time. Looks like fun!

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Gina M (crave to save) said...

I think it will help my son with reading because he will be able to connect the pictures and what he can build with what the book is talking about.

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Gina M (crave to save) said...

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MyLinda said...

I would love to use these to help the three kids that we are adding to our family hopefully later this month to learn to read!!

Susannah said...

What a great way to help with reading while focusing on following instructions and building something fun. Love it!

Susannah said...

What a great way to help little ones learn to read while focusing on following instructions and playing with duplo! Love it!

Danielle Meek said...

I think the engagement in the storyline will encourage my 3 year old!

FireRunner2379 said...

Both my boys love Legos. I saved my sets from when I was younger and they play with those also. Lego Duplo Read and Build is an excellent idea for kids that are interested and reading and definitely for those that aren't. My oldest has fun putting together Lego sets using the instructions and making things off the top of his head. Legos in general are a great learning tool.

FireRunner2379 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/234445355599663104

Jennifer Hansen said...

My daughter is absolutely obsessed with Legos - we are hoping to go to Legoland later this fall with her. jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

purplelover04 said...

i have a 5 year old nephew who is going to school this year and this would help to learn to read because it hands on reading

MCantu1019 said...

The kids already love legos, so this will be very exciting to see them having fun and learning at the same time.
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Tabathia said...

With the interactive picture book showing how to build with legos

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Tabathia said...

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Anash said...

it helps them to learn that building on what they already know is the best way to learn!
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Anash said...

Tweeted:
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Betty C said...

I think this is a great way to get a child to see and follow directions to build a fun toy. It especially appeals to the age when they are wanting to do more things on their own without as much Mom and Dad help.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/236986456013422592

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Tracy Vidmar said...

My son is only 2 but any exposure to fun books is important at his age!

angie lilly said...

While I do not have kids of my own, I would assume that just making reading a playtime activity is going to grab the kids attention more easily than making it a form of work.
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/237210801373593600
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CLIF JENN Tillman said...

These sets look wonderful! I read about them in a magazine and was so grateful to find this promotion. I have a fidgety 2.5 year old girl who could greatly benefit with this. She doesn't sit still when we read, and to have an interactive book would be provide a perfect learning environment for her. If we dont win, I can't wait to be able to purchase one in the future. It's on her Christmas/birthday list already.

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