Hey gals! I have a really fun and creative product to share with you today, courtesy of LEGO DUPLO. They have created this new line of Read and Build toys where you...build with blocks while you read a book! (bet you didn't see that one coming! lol.) Seriously, I was really excited when I heard about these because I knew Sadie would absolutely love them! Plus they are educational and help with building those fine motor skills. They are also perfect for preschoolers who are learning to read, since they slow down and really take each page in more thoroughly.
We received the Grow Caterpillar Grow! set, which was perfect for my animal loving girl. Each page has very clear instructions on how to assemble the caterpillar, which grows a few bricks each page, plus another animal friend! She and I both loved the adorable illustrations and bright colors of the book and blocks.
I loved watching the wheels turn in her mind to translate the picture instructions into building her block toys. She listened very intently to the story, too, and seemed to enjoy taking her time with it! More so than her usual flipping through the pages semi-impatiently.
She's just getting into the sounding-out-words phase of learning to read, and so we've been working with her on letter sounds and how they go together. She can get frustrated easily (Rory blames that personality trait on yours truly, but I digress), but I think she really wants to read like her older best friend Rayne, so she keeps trying. I'm so proud of her willingness to try! She's really growing up so fast, and reminds me all the time that she's going to kindergarten next year. YIKES! Slow down, time!
So, back to the story: eventually the baby caterpillar grows into a beautiful rainbow caterpillar (so cute, right?!), and has a few cute little friends to play with as well.
Snail, froggy, and beetle. Love their cute little eyes! Sadie named them Rainbow the Caterpillar, Snoozy the Snail, Willy the Frog, and Bianca the Beetle. (Ok so I named Bianca but she approved it so we're good)
Sadie loved this Read & Build set, and so did I. I can't wait to get the others in the collection-asap!
So I want to ask you all.... How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read & Build will help your child learn to read?
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