Learn, play and build with eight new DUPLO sets for first half year, 2015
It’s January and with a new year comes eight new sets from the pre-school experts, LEGO® DUPLO®.
Offering cute, colourful and fun story starters, the models provide a host of opportunities for developmental learning. Designed to stretch their imaginations, your young builder can play and discover for the very first time with the DUPLO My First range, whilst learning about the world through role play using the DUPLO Town collection.
The My First range provides toddlers, aged 18 months to five years, with the perfect introduction to basic construction. The easy to build starter sets provide playful and teachable moments for you and your toddler. The bigger bricks and sturdy models, which reflect our world are simple to stack and you can use the special decorated bricks as talking points whilst setting the scene for learning and role play.
Budding farmers will love learning all about life on the farm with My First Farm (rrp £14.99). Use the animal figures and special decorated bricks to teach your toddler about farm animals from the noises they make to the foods that they produce – see if they can match the animal with the correct produce. As children learn different animal sounds, they build their sound recognition and pronunciation skills while they expand their imagination. Build the farmhouse complete with opening doors and windows and help your child create fun role play scenarios using the two LEGO DUPLO figures, sheep, cow and chicken.
The set also features a feeding trough and three brightly coloured bricks decorated with farm animal produce. Combine with the My First Tractor (rrp £9.99) for even more barnyard fun. Help your pre-schooler put the chunky pieces together to build the tractor, then stack and unload the colorful fruits in the basket. Teach them about colors and fruits with the special decorated bricks.
Introduce daily routines to your toddler with My First Playhouse (rrp £14.99), helping the two DUPLO figures get up in the morning, eat breakfast, brush their teeth and have fun on the slide before lying down in the beds for a good nights sleep. The set includes a turnable day/night brick for scene setting and opening/closing windows.
Toddlers are still learning, imitating everyday life through pretend play and with the onset of imagination comes the urge to go shopping, have tea parties, or drive cars (pretend of course). Featuring a range of age-appropriate, manageable builds and strong play starters, the DUPLO Town collection allows children aged two to five years to create stories inspired by easily recognisable, classic pre-school themes.
Little speedsters can get behind the wheel of the DUPLO Rally Car (rrp £12.99). Work on the engine with the adjustable wrench. Then practice weaving through the cones and speed away to collect the trophy! Set includes a decorated checkered flag.
Sit down with your child for some tasty treats at the DUPLO Café (rrp £17.99). Look over the menu, give your order to the waiter and watch him bake fresh baguettes in the bread oven. Sample the cakes and juice before paying up at the till.
Get your toddler excited about the family holiday with the DUPLO Airport (rrp £16.99, below). Prepare for take-off by building the luggage check-in and load the suitcases on to the plane. Drive the refueling truck over to fill up the plane, then help the pilot take his seat and make sure all the passengers are on board ready to fly away. Set includes a refueling vehicle, luggage check-in and two suitcases.
Girls and boys will love choosing a delicious treat from the DUPLO Ice Cream Truck (rrp £12.99). Build the pastel coloured van and help the ice cream seller drive around looking for customers to serve up the delicious ice creams and popsicles. The set includes decorated money bricks so you can teach your child about buying and selling.
Pre-schoolers can take Mum and Baby for a springtime walk in the park. Sit down on the seats to give baby a cuddle and a feed with the bottle. Then head off again with the stroller to admire the trees and flowers.
Offering a world of play, LEGO DUPLO toys stimulate creativity, encourage role play and conversation, and help towards developing motor skills in pre-school boys and girls. Colourful, safe and sturdy they are designed for small hands and big imaginations.