LEGO DUPLO is our teacher-pick for your family's first building set, preschool room, or kindergarten classroom. This 4 lb specialty set is a great add-on to any existing DUPLO collection, or as a stand-alone collection. It contains specialty pieces to build a complete jungle or prehistoric scene (including forest, rock, ice, water) as well as a selection of prehistoric characters, a dinosaur, and more. Normally, we are LEGO purists and never mix MEGA BLOKS and LEGO, however we've included a few special MEGA BLOKS pieces here that were just too perfect for this collection: the taupe landscape pieces and 2 flames depicted are made by MEGA BLOKS.
You may also want to pick up a 6.6 lb box of bulk LEGO DUPLO bricks (sold separately at the bargain rate of $4.00/lb) which contains a variety of plain building bricks in primary colours, shapes, and sizes.
Extend the Learning: provide young builders with materials to plan before they build (paper & crayons/pencils, pictures of structures around the world, books about building and construction, word lists with engineering vocabulary: stability, base, structure, height, depth, etc.) and tools to record their work when construction is complete (smart phone or tablet camera, paper & crayons/pencils, measuring tape or metre stick ruler.)
- STEM engineering, design, construction
- Fine motor skills
- Cooperative planning & group work
- Practice at the complete cycle of planning, execution of plans, recording of completed work & reflection on successes and ideas for growth.