Staff Selects: LEGO® Duplo on International LEGO® Day
Every card in our award-winning LEGO Duplo card range on Yoto has been specially created to offer a soundtrack to playtime—prompting children to use their LEGO Duplo bricks - or any other toy you have - to count, stack, build, identify colours, letters, numbers or animal sounds, or simply listen and enjoy a story or song that complements any one of the key early-years themes featured in each pack.
One gloomy January morning, I gave my eldest son the choice of listening to the Down on the Farm card set or A is for Alphabet. This was while he was enjoying some independent play. He confidently selected the Farmyard Sounds card and spent the next ten minutes digging out every pig, cow colors sheep he could find amongst our jumble of toys (did you know that identifying everyday sounds is an imperative early step in your child’s journey with phonics?) and then, prompted by the Farmyard Helpers story, set about driving his Duplo tractor over the bumpy green grass.
Next up, we tried the A is for Alphabet cards, which were a huge hit with my oldest a couple of years ago. My toddler isn’t quite ready to identify letters independently as prompted by some of the activity cards. Instead, we built a truck together while singing ‘A, B, C’ from the M is for Music card.
Oh, and when it’s time to pack all those bricks away, don’t forget to head to the Yoto App and activate our free tidy-up timer. Engaging play AND voluntary tidying up? Winner!
All in all, if you’re looking for a way to enhance your child’s playtime and kick off their learning adventure, these LEGO Duplo cards are a great place to start.