Preschool Reading Activities Inspired by LEGO DUPLO

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Reading + Building = AWESOMESAUCE!  As a reading specialist K-12 and MOM to 3 young Kiddos, I am so excited to see the addition of these book and build sets.  There are SO many amazing possibilities to use them in your household!

Disclosure: I did participate in a DUPLO House Party and received a Kit to share with my friends. They were so awesome, that I chose to share with you too!

Lego Farm Duplo Activities: Learn to Read

Duplo Read and Build Kits

Have you seen Duplo's Read and Build kits?  These kits use building with DUPLO's and connect them to Early Literacy skills.  Each kit comes with a simple board book and DUPLO blocks that connect to build characters in the story as you read it.  Here is a link to the Busy Farm Set.

I like this concept because it encourages kids who love building to get involved in the story AND kids who love reading connected to building.  Both reading and building are such important parts of early learning! (in mine and many expert opinions)  I was a little hesitant about the actual story line, as books like the Disney Princess and Dora series are so repetition and not high quality literature.  The story we read, however, was simple, but well thought out and my kids (ages 2 1/2 and 6) really enjoyed reading and building the farm animals.  In fact, in the last two days since we had first recieved this kid, the kids have read the book and built the characters a minimum of 13 times already!

Learning to READ with Legos

Build, Learn, Create with LEGO's on Pinterest:

I have not only started a Pinterest Board with some AMAZING LEGO Party and Learning Activities, but have created some free learning printables with toddlers and preschool age children in mind.  My kids and I were already huge LEGO fans and were excited to host this House Party Event!

Free Downloadable Materials:

Included in this free printable packet (which I am printing out for my playdate pals!) there is a Shape Puzzle Page, Simple Sentences, Puppets, Character Outline and Word Writing Activity and Mini Poster.
Spacial reasoning with Duplo blocks - preschoolLearn sight words with Duplo - Preschool!

Learn to read with Lego Duplos

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Makes a Great Gift for a 3-5 Year Old

This picture below shows the Busy Farm Set (book and animals) and some Duplos from our starter set that we gave my son for his 2nd birthday.  If you are in need of a birthday or holiday gift for a little one in your life - these sets would definitely be something to consider! Because in order to become a better reader - children must READ, READ, READ!!!!

How do your littles like to play and learn with LEGOS???

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Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Amanda these are so great! Thanks for creating them, I know my toddler will enjoy learning with these. Can't wait for the Lego Duplo House Party!

tanisha said...

this is awesome. thank you so much.

Brooke Gabriel said...

We have this set also, my girls are 4 and 18 months- LOVE it! Glad you shared! Aloha

Bella's mama said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. Hope it is a great party!

LessonPlans-CraftGossip said...

I love your printables!! So glad you informed me about this, I never would have known, hopefully the word will get out!
Just posted on Craft Gossip!!

The Jammie Girl said...

Fabulous ideas for making legos more educational. My boys are way past the lego stage, but I'll be passing along this link to my BFF, whose twin boys are lego-fanatics!!

Deb Chitwood said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your awesome printables, Amanda! I featured your post and photo in my Free LEGO Printables and 70+ Lego Learning Activities at

Anonymous said...

Thank You!

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