I can’t believe we are already just over half way through the LEGO DUPLO 30 Days of Play Challenge on the Today’s Parent website. Each day for just over two weeks, we have been checking the Today’s Parent website for new challenges, or play ideas. If you are following me on Facebook or Twitter, then you should be getting my daily updates on what we are doing. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of how it is going.
It was important to me to make sure that my oldest daughter did not feel ‘second’ when our youngest was born. Its easy to lose sight of your oldest when you have a newborn around who requires constant attention and can’t voice their needs. When you have a toddler who can do a lot for herself, they can often be taken for granted.
When I heard I was going to be a part of the LEGO DUPLO 30 Days of Play Challenge I was excited to add one more thing to my list that was a special activity for my oldest and I, and she enjoyed it to, mostly.
There was a time when she didn’t want to do the challenge and she sat down to play with her toys. I sat down by the LEGO and started putting blocks together. It wasn’t long before she was all up in my business telling me I was doing it wrong, and we were on to that days play challenge.
There was even today when she decided she didn’t like the challenge. Today’s challenge was called Woof! Woof! and it was about learning that different animals have different sounds. Well, we touched on that yesterday when we talked about different animals eating different foods which prompted a whole discussion around why animals look different from each other which went in to the sounds, so she was over that. Instead, she decided that she wanted to line her LEGO people up and make them wait for the bus, and she was going to build some towers. Who am I to stand in the way of my little future architect. So we did that instead. Here she is today having fun playing and getting her people ready to catch the bus.
The LEGO DUPLO 30 Days of Play Challenge is a fantastic program that is going on right now, and the best part is that you don’t have to get each day done at the time that it is posted. You can even start now if you want to. The goal of this challenge is to PLAY.
Whether we get the days right or not, we are enjoying our time together. Even my daughter is getting a lot better at putting the blocks together and I can see her excitement when I put our youngest in her exersaucer with some toys and a snack, then sit down and turn 100% of my attention on her.
If you are looking for some new play ideas for LEGO DUPLO, I suggest you check out the Today’s Parent website for some inspiration. While you are there, I’d love it if you joined me in doing the challenges.
Disclosure – I am participating in the LEGO® DUPLO® program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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My 4 year-old did not want to take the challenge each day but her older brother did. When he started playing with the blocks, she immediately started playing with him. You are right: it is all about the play.
We can clearly see that you two are having a great time with the LEGO DUPLO challenge. We can also see big sister teaching her little sister how to play with this toy when she is old enough to learn, and she will be a good teacher. Love all the pictures. Hugs and kisses.