Colorful and creative play starts with LEGO Duplo bricks! These safe, durable pieces are perfect for young hands and imaginative minds. The Brick Box includes a cat, window, flowers, and lots of bricks for building, all in a sturdy storage box with lid.
This toy has also been evaluated by National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world accessible to children of all abilities. Lekotek offers the following additional information: Small bricks...huge potential! Colorful, creative, constructive play starts with this beginner's building set. Tub comes filled with assorted bricks in eye-appealing colors along with extras, including a cat, windows and flowers. Connect and disconnect the bricks to help refine manual dexterity, increase finger strength, build upper-body strength and enhance eye-hand coordination. Incorporate sorting, grouping, patterning, counting, matching and color identification into play for additional skills practice. Even the storage container can be used to reinforce the concept of in/out, or to help introduce basic math skills as you and your child count each block as it is placed back inside!
To be able to understand why LEGO has been successful for so long, just look to the name. LEGO originally got its name from founder Ole Kirk Christiansen by combining the Danish words Leg Got that means play well and later realized that the word LEGO in Latin translates to I put together. LEGO innovation continues to this day with product lines like DUPLO that was created in 1969 for smaller hands and still thrives. Movie tie-ins, such as LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones Adventures and LEGO SpongeBob are some of the most popular sets. The Sci-Fi LEGO Bionicle sets have a huge following but the number one selling LEGO set of all time is The LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System.