Monday, February 17, 2014

Lego Love

Big B's love of LEGOS has been previously documented here, but the new LEGO Movie reminded me of how popular all things LEGOS can be.  (My husband and Big B went this weekend.  They're still talking about how much they liked it.)

I was looking through the rather extensive collection of LEGO books in our house.  They are well-loved, since Big B has read them over and over again.

These two are the hands-down favorites.  I like how they encourage imaginative play.  Although we own numerous LEGO sets, free play is incredibly important.  Big B reports that he likes how they tell you about the builders and give you building ideas with different views.  Plus he enjoys the Quick Builds and Cool Brick features.

And, what Lego discussion would be complete without a Lego Star Wars book?  Big B actually read the Star Wars LEGO books before owning a single Star Wars LEGO or watching the Star Wars movies with us.  Big B's pick is LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles.  (Although he had a very hard time deciding between this and LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.  The spine is falling apart on that one because he has studied it so much.)

This book is filled with lots of charts and graphics.  It is interesting to see Big B using these to gain more "information" about Star Wars.

A two-page spread.  Image from,,9781409333586,00.html 

We also own several of the LEGO early readers.  Nothing fancy here, but these books are certainly motivating and provided opportunities for Big B to read on his own successfully.  His favorite is Detective Chase McCain: Stop That Heist!

Happy reading (and building)!


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