How do children see the world?

How do children see the world?

Flicking through old black-and-white photographs and deciding the world used to be colorless. Deducing that rain is made when clouds cry. Calling all children, regardless of their age, “babies”. Toddler logic adds up for little ones… while leaving the rest of us grinning, smiling, and wondering!

It takes time for toddlers to create a coherent sense of their surroundings, and it’s a pretty tall order, to be fair. People, places, animals, vehicles—there’s literally a whole world to see and process. Plus, there are inevitable obstacles along the way to overcome…

Unlike us adults, who have been around the block and back again, everything is new for toddlers. That makes life very exciting, but it can also be quite baffling as they try to prioritize all of the stimuli hurtling their way. Factor in a rapidly developing, yet still limited, vocabulary and it’s easy to see how cute confusions and unique interpretations are thought up.

With this in mind, we designed the My DUPLO® Town collection. It gives toddlers small snapshots of the world, so they can really focus in on the details and explore what’s important. Every bright and colorful set, from the Town Square, Pizzeria, to the Family House, features familiar places that toddlers will recognize from their own surroundings. Here they can role play real-life experiences, or make up new stories and situations, to expand their vocabulary and build a greater understanding of life. Hilarious mix-ups and misunderstandings will no doubt be uttered in the process!

We heard some wonderfully quirky answers when we took to the streets to chat to little ones about their view of the world. From seeing Earth as one giant pizza to an unexpected take on a doctor’s stethoscope, the mini philosophers we met had us perplexed, amused but, ultimately, charmed.

And you too can be charmed by watching the video above. Afterwards, we’d love to hear all the funny little sayings and viewpoints your little one has about the world—just join in the conversation on our Spacebook page, as a toddler might call it.