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Posted on Oct 3, 2012

Duplo Read and Build – Construction for absolute beginners

Duplo Read and Build – Construction for absolute beginners

I saw this the other day and thought it was a great introduction to building with plastic construction bricks.

Duplo have released a new line called Read and Build.

This is the Busy Farm set:

The sets cost £10 each, are suitable from 18 months and contain a story book and around a dozen books.

The idea is that your toddler puts the models together while you read the story.

The developmental benefits of this are abundant:

  • Fine motor skills needed to put the bricks together.
  • Listening skills while the story is being read.
  • The ability to follow instructions and complete a task.
  • Multi-tasking by understanding the story and building the model.

Here’s a seriously melo-dramatic hands on review:

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