LEGO recently sent us this adorable DUPLO set for Jansen. I am not quite sure who was more excited, me or him… We both saw endless opportunities for hours of fun. Of course we played with the tractor and we built towers, cars and houses. However, DUPLO sets are much more than building blocks. I saw incredible teaching moments when we started talking about colors, numbers and fruit – in both English and Danish, which then led me to make these super fun DUPLO flash cards.
Jansen and I counted objects and bricks, added and subtracted through stories and we talked about the fruit, food and colors. Best of all was when I taught him the Danish words, colors and numbers. Optimal teaching opportunities come when you introduce a child to new words and concepts through natural play. All of a sudden, Jansen was learning without realizing it. Getting Jansen ready for preschool is proving to be SO much fun.
His brothers overheard us talking about English and Danish words. Suddenly I had a small audience of boys with piqued interests and open minds. I made these flash cards to keep in my purse. They are perfect for restaurants and doctor’s offices – for all the times I need to quietly entertain a group of boys of varying ages and skill levels.
This is the DUPLO set that inspired the flash cards: My First Tractor, set # 10615
Click the flashcards to download:
Raise your children to be bilingual – it is a LOT of fun!
Check out my other articles on preschool readiness:
“Get Preschool Ready with Music, Song and Dance” (This post includes an super song list. Dance party, anyone?!)
“Awesome Fun with Perler Fuse Beads” (This post will give you and your child hours of entertainment)
Don’t miss these LEGO inspired posts:
“LEGO Technic Review and Modification” (Learn how to make your LEGO Technic sets come to life)
“DIY Minifigure Storage Shelf” (If it seems like you are being invaded by LEGO Minifigures, then this post is for you!)