I buy Lego but it is given to the child/ren in the box it came in and it never has occurred to me to put it together for them - isn't that the point of LEGO? For the child to create and explore?
DS isn't even 2 but he loves Lego. I know technically it's not designed for 2 year olds but DH has a huge amount of it and they do it together. It's their bonding thing.
So when DS opens his "rubbish bin truck" tomorrow DH will assemble it while DS "helps" and will fix it multiple times during the day.
We normally build it together (DS1 is just 5) I do encourage him to do it himself but I lend a hand if he is having trouble finding a piece or placing it correctly or if he has missed a major piece that's effecting the rest of the build. He doesn't normally use the instructions anyway, he much prefers to build using his imagination which I think is much more important.
DDs only 3 but loves Lego! We never put it together before we give it to her!! she is too young to do it herself so me or DH help. She loves finding the pieces and helping put them together.
I help ds build it after he opens it.
I've just spent 2 freaking hours building megatron, aaargh
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people give lego assembled ?
i have a no lego rule in this house as ds doesnt pick up after hinmself nor contain his mess to one area when asked . so lego is too dangerous with a crawling baby around !
however ds has duplo and loves it he loves to create planes and we fly them around playing games
Also, about the tidying up issue; we have combatted that by my mum sewing a big round Lego mat that lays on the floor with the Lego on it. Then when they're finished the mat is gathered up and stored for next time (it did have a drawstring on it but I took it off as I saw it as a strangulation hazard for the kids). A few pieces stray as he plays, but most stays on the mat and it makes tidying it up SO much quicker. If it weren't for the mat I couldn't handle having Lego in the house.
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