Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Girls, Boys, and Construction Toys

My children received Duplo construction blocks from their aunt for Christmas. In the past two months, the blocks have received countless hours of use. Luke is especially fond of building airplanes, boats, tractors, etc., and can spend hours happily occupied this way. Lily plays with the blocks less, but it wasn't until this morning that I really paid attention to how she uses them when she does. She was happily playing this morning, and I listened in to an intricate game in which different blocks (not people figures, just blocks) were assigned characters: she was planning a wedding, and had a bride, a groom, and all their friends!


MaryAnne said...

Sounds like my kids =)

Maile said...

I wish my kids would use blocks more. Kaia is really creative when it comes to drawing, but she doesn't play very creatively and I'm not sure how to encourage that.

Kelley said...

I LOVE Legos and Duplos! My kids play with the little Legos CONSTANTLY, and are always showing me the ingenious things they've made with them. I could do without the myriad little pieces all over my house, but oh well. They are having a wonderful time, and I'm not about to stop that!