As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a Lego.
And those bricks hurt.
The last few months have been really good for Lego. The company has recently become the largest toymaker in the world. Although the company is cautious (Christmas is still a few months away and could make or break the company's year), they must be doing something right. (I have yet to meet a dad who didn't enjoy playing with Lego bricks or got excited about playing them with their children.)
There have been some major developments with Lego and my family in the last few months, too:
- I took my son on a "date" to the Lego store. He was so excited, he couldn't speak. (That's huge for us.)
- He gave up the last of his Duplo blocks because he only wants to build with the "big kid" sets now.
- My son wants to become a master builder.
Education-wise, yes, there are lots of studies out there on the bricks being great for motor development or creativity or teaching engineering skills, but what I really care about for my son is that they are good fun.
Now, if anyone could help me get the song from The Lego Movie out of my head, that would be truly awesome.
What toys are your children totally into these days? Share with me in the comments.