I don’t know any child who doesn’t love to build with LEGOS. Connor has been obsessed with LEGOS since we bought him his first set. We have everything from the large DUPLO bricks to the tiny LEGO Power Rangers and now I’m so excited to share a brand new product they’ve come out with.
LEGO DUPLO is introducing a fabulous new line called Read & Build.
This is how it works: Each set of bricks comes with a book. As you read the book, you put together the bricks to form figures that correspond with the book. How cool is that?! They allow pre-school aged children to engage with the book’s storyline to help them learn to read.
Connor was so excited to open the package. We received the storybook “Grow Caterpillar Grow.” The first thing he did was look through the book. Then he tore open the bag of bricks and started looking at all the pieces.
We started by reading the book all the way through. Then we reread the book and Connor was able to put the bugs together all by himself using the pictures in the book. It was fabulous to see him so in engaged in the book and putting the figures together.
As a mother, I would say the Read & Build set is great!
As a Teacher and Reading Specialist, this product is AMAZING!!
LEGO DUPLO has definitely out done themselves this time. I love any product that encourages reading especially at such a young age. Read & Build does just that plus more. It not only encourages reading, but engages them in the storyline and motivates them to want to read.
Connor wasn’t just excited to put the LEGOS together; he was excited to read the story that went along with it. He wanted to keep reading so he could finish putting the pieces together. Plus, he was able to associate words within the story to what he was building. For example, as I read the words caterpillar, snail, frog, and beetle, he could refer to the critters he built in front of him. I was so happy to see this since it is one of the first steps in reading. He can now see the word caterpillar and picture a caterpillar in his head.
LEGOS DUPLO Read & Build definitely helps children with important background knowledge needed to comprehend what they are reading.
Okay, so I’m sure you can see that I could really go on and on about how great the Read & Build sets are and how they benefit children’s reading skills but I would rather you just try it out for yourself.
Now, since you also think LEGOS are AWESOME!!, I get to give away a $100 LEGO Gift Card to one lucky reader.
All you have to do is tell me: How do you think Read & Build will help your child learn to read?
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