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Duplo Lego

by Tara Hill

Mia And Her Uncle Playing with Lego Bricks

Mia And Her Uncle Playing with Lego Bricks

Lego! Is This The BEST Educational Toy?


Many of our parents reckon Lego Games are the best educational toy - Do you agree? Read our Lego Games reviews below and add your comments.

Duplo Toy Review
by Tara Hill





Working with Lego Duplo teaches kids patience!

Duplo is a great construction toy for little fingers, until they are able to manage the much smaller pieces of ordinary Lego. Learning hand eye coordination, and manipulation skills, Duplo is definitely one of my highly recommended educational toys.



I would recommend starting with a basic set of Duplo blocks, and then adding people and animals as preschoolers love role playing and the little people are just perfect for that.

There are lots of people sets, such as zoo, farm, occupations like firemen or policemen, and even Thomas the Tank Engine Duplo sets. The Farm Set is particularly popular for preschoolers.

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Duplo Airport

by Annie Desantis
(Tasmania, Australia)

Mia Sitting In The Middle Of The Trainset

Mia Sitting In The Middle Of The Trainset

Role Play Fun With Duplo


Last Year For Christmas I gave one of my little Granddaughters the Duplo Airport set. Because I live overseas, she knows I come to visit in a plane, so she can use the set to role play out my visits!



Then for my other gorgeous grand daughter, I got one of the people packs. The munchkins use the Lego people in all their games, lining them up, marching them into the plane, giving them cups of tea. So this was a great add on to their lego collection. They also have the Duplo trainset, so the airport fits right in alongside it, people hop off the plane, collect their suitcase (and yes there are suitcases!) and then go over and hop on the train.

I just love watching kid's fantasy play, and Lego ticks all the boxes for me in a good educational toy. Manipulation, dexterity, puzzle practice putting pieces together, colorful, promotes imagination, and keeps kids occupied for hours.



One of the few criticisms I have about the Lego or Duplo people, is there is still a fair bit of stereotyping going on - most of the professional characters are men, or if they are more neutral, when I asked Mia if they were a boy or a girl, she nearly always said a boy.

I chose this world people set as I felt at least there was a better representation of races. But I would like to see more women characters represented in professions.
(just a little pet peeve of mine!)

Older children and adults are also still drawn to lego, I remember one Christmas the little kids were playing with lego, and next thing is all the Dads are down on the floor too! So a toy that draws in adults to interact rates pretty highly to me as one of the best educational toys!

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Lego Games

by Jacob H. Doran
(Cartersville, GA, USA)

Fun With Lego Blocks

Fun With Lego Blocks

Lego Stands The Test Of Time
Review From Jacob





Lego is by far the most educational toy of the past Fifty years. It combines colors, characters, imagination, construction, and math.

No other toy on the market comes close. Lego offers a wide range of product that both boys and girls can enjoy. Lego is an excellent toy which helps build patience, imagination, and understanding matter.

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Lego Bricks

by John
(New Castle, Delaware)

Star Wars Lego - The Most Popular Lego Games For 2011

Star Wars Lego - The Most Popular Lego Games For 2011

Kids Play For Hours With Lego




My kids build for hours, it helps with fine motor skills, sorting, counting, shapes, and really gives their imaginations a work out!!
Note From Annie

The Star Wars themed Lego is the most popular Lego this year. However I would firstly recommend you get a range of basic Lego before buying specific themed Lego. That way your kids can build far more than the kit-set Lego constructions, and can use the specialty pieces to enhance their own imagination.

Lego definitely seems to be one of those timeless educational toys, that kids of all ages play with - including teenagers.

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Lego Constructions

by Cassandra
(CA)

How Cool Is This? Image Posted by Roxanne E USA on Amazon.

How Cool Is This? Image Posted by Roxanne E USA on Amazon.

Lego Fuels Kid's Imaginations




You can use your imagination and built great things with Lego.

There are lots of different Lego kits you can get that kids love, even Harry Potter Themes! I agree with Annie, you need to start with some basic lego, but then the kits really add to children developing all sorts of games and stories as a spin off from the theme.

My kids usually build the pack first like the plan, but then after that, their imagination totally takes over and they create all sorts of new buildings or role play out lots of other stories using their Lego constructions, and all the little people. Definitely get more people - my kids use them all the time.

Comments About Lego By More Of Our Readers


Tara I agree, Duplo Lego can be a good educational toy for young children. Parents also get engaged with it to help their children try this toy. Even in my childhood my Mom used to buy it for me, and I used to be very happy getting it.
by: Deepanwita

I agree Lego is the best educational toy.
by: Anonymous

Makes sense to me! Lego is an educational toy that has stood the test of time.
by: George

Kids love it and they are very educational.
by: Melinda Matla

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