Toys We Actually Play With: Legos

What is it about Legos? They are tiny little building blocks that stir the imagination and enable grown-ups children all over the world to create, build, and imagine. I have been looking forward to the day when my son would discover the simple joy of these timeless manipulatives. It was always a battle between oh-my-goodness-my-son-will-choke-on-these-tiny-pieces and  waiting for him to truly discover them. And while my daughter did not initially gravitate to legos, she is discovering them right along with my son. She's beilding building a "house" in the photo below.

My earliest memory of Legos comes from when I was around 7 or 8. I went to visit a friend down the street and I remember walking in to their "bonus room" upstairs to see almost an entire city built up and out. And there were piles left over. I was in awe! I remember getting down on my hands and knees and studying what had been built and loving what I saw. I thought to myself how wonderful it would be to create virtually whatever your mind could think of. 

I recently pulled out a box of 20 year old Legos that my husband had played with then he was my son's age. I sat there, marveling at a moment, twenty years in the making. And now that I have children, I get to experience Legos through their eyes and watch as they build and explore their sense of creativity and accomplishment. I get to build with them. I get to be a part of it.

If you spend any time looking behind the Lego "brand", you will find a company and product that promotes imagination, play, family, self-esteem, team work and so much more. 

Now, that's a product I can get behind.

*Disclosure: I hate that I even have to write this. This is not a paid or sponsored post, I didn't receive any free product, my family and I just love Legos. And I wanted to write about it. Period.

Post a Comment