Duplo Adventures on a Rainy Day

Duplo is a toy which is much loved in our house, a toy which both Emmy and Harry both adore.
 
We have a few sets already and a few mismatched boxes of oddment’s which I purchased from eBay.  What I love about these toys is there are no restrictions on play and your child’s imagination is what brings the play to life.
 
Recently our collection grew a little with the addition of 2 new Duplo sets – a learn to count train and a construction set from House of Fraser.

Harry instantly laid claim to the Duplo train – he had been eyeing this up in the store a few weeks ago so was so happy.

 
Included in the box are:
A train with 3 carriages
number blocks 1-10
A driver
A dog
Additional bricks to make a bridge
 
Of course you need to build the train with bricks and you can either follow the picture instructions or the box pictures to aid with this.
 
This set is aimed at children aged 1.5 years – 5 years.
 
Of course the pictures are only a guide and the building possibilities are endless.  Harry and I started off by copying the design, he then loved to take it all apart and build towers with the numbers.
 

We have been using the number blocks to teach Harry number sequences, he knows his numbers but these are helping him to identify them and to match them correctly.
 

 

This sets helps to encourage:
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Shapes & Colours
  • Ideas & Creativity
  • Number & Counting
The Train is priced at £13
 
Emmy was very happy to lay claim to the construction set and I can’t say I blame her and I also had great fun playing with her – girls love cars and destruction/construction after all (which is why I chose this set especially for her).
 
This set is aimed at ages 2-5 years and includes all the pieces needed to make 2 construction vehicle’s as well as a crane.
 
As with all Duplo sets the possibilities of play are endless.
 
We’ve enjoyed pretending to build houses and of course to knock them down again, to dig up the road and moving blocks around in the diggers.
 
These sets are great fun for younger children – a good introduction smaller Lego sets.
 
 
 This sets helps to encourage:
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Shapes & Colours
  • Ideas & Creativity
This construction set is priced at £15
 
Disclaimer:  We were sent these sets for the purpose of this post.  All thoughts and opinions are our own.
 

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