Friday, 9 December 2011

The Joy of Duplo

We've always loved duplo, and Cosmo got a ton of it for his birthday. Any toy that can be enjoyed by a 15 month old and four year old at the same time is always good, but one that can be used in so many different ways is an absolute God send.

Here are some of the uses we have found for it:

  1. Building towers (obviously)

  2. Sorting (by size and or colour)

  3. Following instructions to build a specific item

  4. Social stories (using the characters to act out situations we might encounter)

  5. Counting/multiplication/subtraction/division

  6. Pattern recognition

  7. Building words (use dry wipe marker to write letters on blocks)

  8. Building sentences (use dry wipe marker to write words on the blocks)

And I'm sure there are many more too. Please comment if you think of any I've missed.


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