Friday, February 8, 2013

A toy that has withstood the test of time...

I've posted two blogs that address the issue of transition where children are concerned.  But of all the things that have changed as they get older, there's one that has been a pleasant surprise.  I speak of the enduring interest Legos hold for kids--all ages. 

Col(5) and Nicholas (3) have a huge bin of them and they love making things.  Brooke (9) and Courtney (6) are the same. 

Whether it is a kit that makes a specific thing or just a loose collection of various parts, Legos continue to thrive.

I think back over 30 years to when my son was their age.  He used to have a laundry bag full of them and every once in a while we'd challenge ourselves and try to use every one of them to make stuff.

Of course we never succeeded.  There were too many but it was great fun trying.  Now I find myself doing the same thing much later.

Other toys that seems to have survived the test of time but not to as great an extent are Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.  The boys have Lincoln Logs and no one seems to have much interest in the Erector Sets--maybe because they've changed a bit over the years. 

Also, Play Dough has hung in there to some extent but none of these things match Legos.

Long live the Lego.

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