This is a simple but fun activity for pre-schoolers that will make your little one feel like a champion every time they knock a pin down.
It might seem chaotic – and almost always messy - but being creative isn’t just about finger painting, or hiding under a table pretending to be in a spaceship on the way to Mars. It’s about your little one growing the ability to think in unusual ways, solve problems and ultimately pave their way to becoming an adult.
Are you aware that the best way to save your town from a swarm of wasps is to bake a vast jam sandwich? Or that a twig might be a pet? And that cardboard boxes are in fact racing cars? This is the way your young child sees the world - at least, in their mind’s eye.
Do you remember when you started learning how to write letters and numbers? They weren’t all the same height, they were crooked, barely legible, and keeping them all on a straight line on a piece of paper was a struggle of Herculean proportions for small hands.
One of the most important lessons LEGO DUPLO Design Director, Karsten Bunch, learned early on, as a parent as well as a designer, was that one simple function, like a window or door that opens, can be enough for hours of play for a toddler.
Because it’s not just first words and first steps you should be getting excited about…
Flashcards are handy for so many reasons. They’re easy to carry with you, and they are a fun way to play memory games with your toddler whether you have five minutes or need to kill some extra time in an otherwise toy-free zone.
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