Yesterday we spent the afternoon playing in the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History at the LEGO duplo Read Build Play event. Trever and Wesley were excited to see this beautiful truck upon our arrival to the museum! It was adorable to see the two of them rushing to get into the building to get busy playing with Lego’s.
LEGO DUPLO read!build!play! has teamed with libraries across the entire United States to “re-imagine story time.”
Read, Build, Play is designed to show you how to combine reading, building and play to help your child develop their early literacy skills. By adding the elements of building and play during your family story sharing time, you can heighten your child’s level of engagement while encouraging them to use their creativity, imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Adding playful interactions to family story time can help smooth the way to early literacy. Adaptable and fun, LEGO® DUPLO® Read & Build sets do just that by inviting young children and their parents to build along with the storyline.
The event was set up in a private room away in the front the museum. I appreciated this, because we visit the museum often and I wanted Trever and Wesley to give most of their attention to the duplo event. Trever focused heavily on building a tower. Wesley assisted as much as a 23 month old can assist!
I loved how the children were intrigued with reading and building together. The read, play, build concept is great for emerging readers, like Wesley, as well as competent readers like Trever. The target age group is 2-5 however, Trever is able to interact with Wesley by reading him the book and building with him. This supports his reading habits as well as gives him confidence in leadership.
I urge you to get your children out to a LEGO Duplo read!play!build! event. It’s a wonderful family activity that supports reading.
Check out readbuildplay.com for a complete list of upcoming events.
Here is a short list of upcoming events!
**Pssstt what you doing tomorrow night?
There is one more event here in Jacksonville!!
August 28 Jacksonville, Florida Hands-on Children’s Museum – 8580 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville FL 32216 10:00am-2:00pm
August 31 Charleston, South Carolina Children’s Museum of the Low Country – 25 Ann Street Charleston SC 29403 10:00am-2:00pm
September 1 Hilton Head, South Carolina The Sandbox Children’s Museum – 18 Pope Avenue Hilton Head, SC 29928 11:00am-3:00pm
September 4 Charlotte, North Carolina South County Regional Library – 5801 Rea Road Charlotte North Carolina 28277 10:00am-11:00am
September 5 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Nature Center – 1658 Sterling Road Charlotte, NC 28209 9:00am-5:00pm
If you cannot attend an event, go to readplaybuild.com and download the parents guide!