July 12, 2012

Learning With LEGOs And A Sweepstakes


As a mother, I am a big fan of toys that teach my children. I also love toys that are durable. And....to be honest, I really prefer toys that don't light up and make tons of noises. 

Well, Baden and I recently got to review the new LEGO DUPLO Read and Build set. If your child likes books or LEGOs, this is a really cool concept. I absolutely love this new line. In fact, we used it for our "mommy school" one morning. (We get a little excited when a package comes in the mail. Can you tell?)


Here's what you receive in the pack.


As you go along, reading the story, the pages instruct you on how to put the pieces together.



The building and assembling goes along with the story line.


In the end, your child has built the LEGOS....


....and he has something to show off for his hard work.


I really liked how building along the way encouraged him to stay engaged with the storyline. He liked having the LEGOS to play with after we were finished reading. LEGO DUPLO Read and Build would make a great gift for any preschool age child.

You can't go wrong with LEGOS. We slid the book and pieces into this LEGO bag I made Rex a few years ago. Now it makes a great bring-along-quiet-toy.


How do you think LEGO DUPLO Read and Build could help your child learn to read?

Tell me in the comment section for the chance to win a $100 LEGO gift card.

Visit LEGO.com to see other Read & Build sets and order online. Check out BlogHer.com to find other reviews and more ways you can enter to win.
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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This sweepstakes runs from 7/11 ñ 8/19/12.

204 comments:

  1. Well, these books can help a child to read because reading ANY book to your child helps him to learn to read. But true as that may be, don't think I'm dissing legos here, because legos are the number one toy in our house: above all other. My 7yo pretty much exclusively reads books and plays legos, and my 2yo pretty much exclusively looks at books and plays duplos (and legos when his big bro isn't looking). They are certified addicts. So yeah, we'd love this gift card!

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  2. This is awesome! My little guy just discovered Legos and he is hooked. He also LOVES to read. What a fantastic combination of the two! We LOVE getting packages in the mail. I beg my mom to send us stuff, just so that my kids can get all excited!

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  3. I love that your child can read with you and follow instructions to build their toy. My son is just getting into legos a little more and this gift card would be a wonderful gift! I had not seen the read and build set before now.

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  4. Love Legos! It's really great when they include a story along with building-some kids need encouragement to build...

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  5. Oh, no way. My son is obsessed (I mean Obsessed. For real.) with airplanes AND Legos and our daughter's name is Penny. I totally just placed an order on Amazon. We love Lego Duplo anyway because of the bigger, easier to work with pieces, but I have never seen these sets with the books. What a cool idea.

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  6. the bright colors & hands-on activities attract children to books

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  7. My son loves to build and read books! It's a perfect combo :)

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  8. Tweet tweetb@plunderbunnyk! Link wouldn't paste... I follow you :)

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  9. My 3 year old loves loves loves to build, so this is right up his alley. As soon as I opened the link to lego.com he gasped and asked to sit on my lap. He would love a story to follow along with and build!

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  10. Very cool! Readin and building together!! My daughter is eager to start learning how to read... What a great way to get her "building" those skills!

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  11. This looks wonderful. It makes reading more of a play activity. I also think it would help kids learn to follow instructions and spacial diagrams. Fun!

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  12. I love the concept of flow, first build this, than add that

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  13. I love the fact that these are the kind of books that get kids question as they read, which is such an important reading skill. As they think about which piece they will use they will think about what comes next in the story so it promotes comprehensive reading not just reading! This is such a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  14. What a great idea! My daughter gets distracted easily and seems to need to do something (hold a stuffed animal, fidget, Legos, etc.) while she's reading. What a great way to incorporate both. Thanks!

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  15. I loved loved loved legos growing up and my daughter is just discovering duplos! She is obsessed and I think this would be the perfect way to combine reading and building!

    ljwalk@hotmail.com

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  16. What an awesome giveaway! My older son is obsessed with Lego, and his little brother is heading that way fast as well! These books seem like the perfect excuse for our older one to share something he loves with his little brother (and practice reading!)

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  17. This toy has so much in it for kids! Helps keep them interested, gives oppurtunity to follow directions, encourages creativity and imagination, and builds interest in books. I have a 4 year old who has no desire to learn to write, but I think if I could include LEGO (his new-found passion) it would help us both out :)

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  18. Love this! I think pairing reading with something my little man really enjoys building would encourage early reading skills & his imagination :)

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  19. What a neat idea to do a hands on book like this. It would hit so many different learning ways.

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  20. My 4 and 3 year old boys would LOVE this. They love books and legos so to combine the two would be amazing. This will be going on the christmas list.

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  21. My kids LOVE Duplo blocks! This would be great for Christmas time. :) Or birthdays we have coming up. :)

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  22. I am a preschool teacher and I think this book looks great. A fun way to learn!

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  23. So cool! My boys are beyond the Duplo, but I have a very sweet neice and nephew that would LOVE this. I love to gift learning and creating gifts.

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  24. My daughter loves to create so I can see how following along in the story to make a Lego toy would encourage her to read these book often. I love the idea of a great quiet time activity for her.

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  25. Wow! Who knew? These are so cool. Wish they had been around a couple of years ago. My son is 8 now, but he is still a LEGO fiend. :) Would love to let him shop w/the $100 giftcard. BTW, I've been telling him he needs a "manpurse" to tote his LEGOs in (lol) & I love the LEGO tote you made. Do you have instructions? Looks like it's made from a cargo pants pocket?

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  26. I would love to introduce this to my son at his young age to get him interested in books and legos. (I read to him a lot, but who knows if that will make him like reading or not.)

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  27. What a wonderful book! Legos are the go to toy in our house!

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  28. When I first saw the READ AND BUILD LEGOS I was in heaven. My girls love to do both. Everyday we play with LEGOS and read books. This will help my girls learn to follow steps. Love it!

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  29. We are all about Legos right now - someone gave my almost 3yo a set of "regular" Legos and somehow in the next 6 weeks he amassed 7 sets (part of it was his birthday). My 2yo loves to get in the action, I've been looking at the ads for these books and wanting to try them.

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  30. I tweeted too: https://twitter.com/MNKMP/status/223416314281201664

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  31. My daughter has just gotten excited about building w/ LEGOs. Upon seeing the book in the blog post, she said, "Oh, a family book!" So for her I think blending the elements of reading, building and story is going to be the strength of this. For my son, who is a bit older, he gets frustrated with long periods of reading, but read-build-read would be perfect for him.

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  32. My 22 month old daughter loves animals, especially cows. We pass a cow farm whenever we drive somewhere since we live sort of out in the country. Anyway, she loves saying 'moooooo'. She would love the Busy Farm Lego read and build kit. What a cool idea.

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  33. I'm so excited about these sets. My boys all love legos and to pair them with reading makes them even more fun.

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  34. My son who is four is very tactile and this would really help keep his focus on the story by incorporating something he loves...LEGOS! What an awesome concept.

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  35. This is an awesome way to combine learning and fu . Legos are such a great imaginative toy that promotes learning by combining them with a book they've made it so exciting to learn how to read.

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  36. My son would love these...he loves having a toy that goes along with the story he's reading.

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  37. Wow, how did you know this is what I need for my son? His 6 year old cousin puts together the lego kits but the parts are too small for my 2 1/2 year old. These are awesome!

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  38. just getting my kid to sit for a longer period of time would help him to learn and read and legos would definitely do that!! what a great idea!
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  39. This is such a fun idea! What a great way to really engage your kids and make reading a skill that is applicable to their interests! Very cool concept, I'm sure my daughter (and husband) would love these!

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  40. i tweeted! https://twitter.com/erincyoung/status/223427845387583489
    erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

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  41. We love legos and I know my 3 year old would love this!

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  42. i love how it is teaching to kids to comprehend the instruction being read. reading comprehension is extremely important and they get to have fun while doing it!

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  43. I think any book can help a child learn to read, but these books might give some children more of an interest in reading with the DUPLOS. My Daughters love our DUPLO blocks and LOVE to read, so this would be perect!
    jolata1980 at gmail dot com

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  44. i think hands-on activities are the best way to learn...especially as a preschooler. with three preschoolers at home, i think the recognition of cars and other words are key for learning how to read. thanks for the opportunity!

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  45. My son is already reading a bit, but I think Legos would definitely make him want to read instead of being told he had to practice.

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  46. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/NnmnJ00/status/223431278467350529

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  47. I love all these new teaching tools out there! I think this is so cool cause your associating words with a physical and tangible thing (lego) that you can hold. Hands on!

    Eleanor

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  48. tweeted about it, too https://twitter.com/janiewilliams

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  49. as a grandmother, I can't WAIT to see all the little things my grandson makes with legos!!

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  50. What a cool way to make an interactive book

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  51. Legos are a great hand/eye coordination tool and are great fun too! I think that this is a great idea, play and read all at the same time.

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  52. Oh how I love it! Wish they would do that with the trickier Lego sets too! I can't ever figure them out!

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  53. it's a cute way to introduce Legos too. We are a major Lego family. I'll take 100.00 Lego GC but the Lego thing I want for me is like 250.00 :)

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  54. I think it could help my toddler learn to sit and pay attention to the story. He has a hard time wanting to sit and pay attention, but he loves legos. Such a great idea!

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  55. I tweeted https://twitter.com/becca_brough/status/223436907646943233

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  56. Love this new product especially great for getting little boys to sit still!

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  57. I think it would encourage them to read longer and to read each page so they can actually get there lego thing built. Looks so fun!

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  58. I have never heard of this product, but my son is a HUGE lego fan. I think this would be a great resource to learn, reading, putting things together and following instructions. I'll have to keep my eye out for it!

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  59. I think taking the time to read with a child is always key in learning to read. I think the legos would be helpful with the little ones who aren't into sitting for a book. It's a nice way to sneak in some reading and teach that books are awesome.
    We are all about books here and just recently added legos to the mix. Combining them sounds genius.

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  60. I want to go buy some of these right now! Reading of any kind is beneficial but showing kids that reading is fun and exciting and getting an end result lego project really takes the cake!

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  61. Duplo read and build can teach a child two ways at once - visual with the book, and hands-on with the duplos. Combined, it will pull the child into the story and get them interested in reading!

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  62. My son loves Legos & also likes to read. This would be a fun way to get him interested in learning to read. A good way for him to start recognizing words as I'm sure we would read this over & over!

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  63. Too cute! My son would LOVE this. He's just starting to sound out words, along with recognizing maybe 10-15 words by sight. He would love to put the Legos together as we read the book together.

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  64. I'm a teacher as well as a Mommy. So I know how important it is for kids to read things that get them excited about reading. It increases their reading ability to read...and you don't even have to force them into it if they are a reluctant reader (if it's a topic that interests them). What little boy doesn't LOVE Legos? I don't think I know any at all. Even most little girls would be excited about a book like this.

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  65. We don't need any excuse to play with Legos in my house :) But to connect Legos with books would be fabulous! Great blog entry!

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  66. You know I am all over this give away!!! We LOVE Lego's in our house! I love the new concept of the book and pieces to go with it. It introduces how to build when they are little so they can follow the bigger booklets when they get older.

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  67. I really think this would help my daughter to read the same thing repeatedly.

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  68. That's a neat way to help busy toddlers to sit still and learn to read :)

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  69. My son loves books and Legos--can you say perfect combination?! As he studies the pages, he'll start connecting the words, letters, and sounds...and I'm sure we'd read it over and over!

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  70. Thanks for the chance. My gal & guy both love legos.

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  71. Any time you can connect reading and books to things your children already like helps strengthen their interest in reading and also builds real world connections. I have three little boys who would LOVE more Legos. A gift card would sure help this budget-strapped momma make Christmas awesome!

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  72. What an awesome concept! My toddler loves Duplos and seems to have the makings of a future engineer. I'd love something that would combine his natural interest in building with a motivation to read. This gift card would help build his "big boy" Lego collection once he outgrows Duplos!

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  73. I love, love, love this concept!!! This is such a great way to get boys involved in something hands on while reading. It plays to the many different learning styles, including kinestethic, which is so hard to find. My four little ones would love this! I wonder if it comes in Legos as well as Duplos???

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  74. Legos are a favorite with my 2 boys. I think having the building project built in with the story will help with a limited attention span for reading. Really neat concept!

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  75. I know that my kiddos would love this!!! Thanks!

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  76. My 2 1/2 year old would love these. He's already trying to read books and loves to play with blocks. Combining the two would help to keep his interest that much longer.

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  77. My son is learning to read bud hates feeling like he's getting a reading lesson. These would be a great way for him to learn without noticing he's learning.

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  78. My son is learning to read bud hates feeling like he's getting a reading lesson. These would be a great way for him to learn without noticing he's learning.

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  79. This would be great for my autistic son who is working on reading and talking- he also likes to build with legos and needs to work on his dexterity- this would help with all those things!

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  80. DS is 2 and we've yet to buy any sort of legos or other building blocks. But I've been thinking about it, so this would be perfect because he also loves books!

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  81. This would be perfect, since i'm usually the one building the lego kits in our house. It would be fun to teach little man how to do it.

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  82. I have 2 little Grandsons that would LOVE these! Nothing soothes like a story book, and think of the creative boost!

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  83. My boys would love this!!! Not only does this get the boys to read, but encourages hands-on learning as well!

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  84. I think it will be a great way to keep active boys involved in their reading!

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  85. What a great idea! This combines my son's two favorite things--Legos and books. I love the hands-on learning that this provides. The book is engaging and allows kids to interact with what the are reading. I will be my son's Kindergartner teacher in the fall--just the two of us learning together (and my 3-yr-old!). These books and Legos would be a perfect way for all 3of us to engage in reading together.

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  86. We're huge lego fans at our house. It's one of the games my kids know they can get me to play with them whenever they want. I like the book idea. I hope they do it with legos too (not just duplos).

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  87. Love this idea! Both of my sons would enjoy this. I also am very interested in the Lego bag you made - I'd love to see a tutorial or a link back to where you might have the instructions. So CUTE!!! Thanks for the give-away.

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  88. I just ordered this same set! I am hoping this will help my 3 year old with following directions along with staying focused on the story :)

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  89. This would work perfectly for my 3 and a half year old who is just now showing signs of interest in reading. He is a HUGE Lego/Duplo fan and is always building in the shadow of his big brother. This would be a special treat just for him to help encourage those reading skills.

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  90. How cool! I think this would be perfect for my emerging reader 4 year old, and my 6 year old & 1 1/2 year old would love playing along too :) I love the connection between the words on the page and the action of building!

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  91. I have a 8 yr old son who is autistc and is currently OBSESSED with Legos. He has been trying to walk to Target (a mile away) to go buy more Lego City sets. He also really likes to read books - lots of books! So to have the two of those things come together would rock his world! It would help him understand directions (which is a huge undertaking). What a great product! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  92. This could help my 2 year old and 4 year old jump into reading because they LOVE legos and this would really keep their interest and motivate them.

    joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

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  93. I think it's great whenever a toy incorporates reading! We love LEGOs at our home and have many of their early readers and City and Ninjago stories. I wish these board books would have come out ages ago. My 3 and 5 yr old are now building with sets aged 6 and up. They love that they can follow the directions by themselves with all the great diagrams. aberka AT gmail DOT com

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  94. My two-year-old is just learning to identify letters and can remember and recite whole passages from books. He's also just starting to build crazy towers with his Duplo blocks. How awesome is it to marry the two developing interests? I can see my kiddo really loving these. Thanks for the review, Cheri!

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  95. I think these LEGOs combined with reading books would draw my very energetic 3 year-old boy right in! I appreciate toys that stimulate learning and problem-solving at the same time. What a fun idea.

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  96. SO cool! My little 5-year-old would LOVE this! His big bro can read and he desperately wants to...this would be an awesome way to help him! And, I'm sure big bro wouldn't mind joining in the fun...as well as little sister! :)

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  97. This is super cute and a great educational and interactive toy for kiddos! My daughter (3 1/2 yrs old) just got her first Lego set, and she loves when WE build the farm and, animals, etc. I think if she got to build all the items, and learned to read on top of it...that would be Fantastic!

    Would love this for her, and what a great travel toy too! jodystump(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. Anything Legos would get used and used again. He'd probably memorize it before he'll learn to read it - but he'd love it.

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  99. With two older brothers that are Lego fanatics, I can see my 3-year old going bananas for this right away! I love when super fun toys mix with education!

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  100. I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/TerinaMaldonado

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  101. My son loves to read and is at the age where he's old enough to love legos!

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  102. My son loves reading and legos! We're going to pick some of these up ASAP. I'm a big believer in learning by doing and I think the building will keep him focused on the book!

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  103. Looks great! We are almost past the duplo stage. Do they make them with the little Legos? That is all my kids play with.

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  104. great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  105. This is a great way to teach kids how to follow instructions. I know my 3 year old has trouble with that, but with Lego they go step by step showing you how to make something! So fun!!

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  106. I believe that any time you had a kinetic activity with reading and learning that it is more meaningful and therefore more likely to be remembered! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  107. My daughter loves reading but I'd like to get her more interested in blocks, etc. so this is great!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  108. I love that this exists! Sometimes intrinsic motivation is hard to come by for little ones and you need a few extrinsic ideas :) And LEGO is so good at providing opportunity for imagination.

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  109. Reading plus building with legos? Two worlds combined....excellent! My son would love it.

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  110. just love this---what an awesome idea!:)

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  111. Recognizing shapes is the first step to teaching a child to read. That's why this book is such a cool concept. Even if the child isn't old enough to start reading words, you are already teaching them how to read instructions and the concept that a story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Cool.

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  112. I saw these on tv the other night! I think they would help hold my daughter's attention through the entire book so that she could make each character.

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  113. My son will literally play legos ALL day long! These books look awesome and we will definitely be checking them out. I think any exposure to books helps prepare kids to read and these look like a great tool for that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. They see the way things go together and then be able to recognize the words to put it together

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  116. Great for word recognition since he will read it over and over, I know!

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  117. I have boys that I am homeschooling...granted 2 of them already know how to read, but this would have been a great tool to use with all of them. Boys and some girls too, are such textile learners...doing something with their hands helps them so much! What a great thing for LEGO to come up with. My boys LOVE LEGOS...they would really motivate my little one to get reading!

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  118. Reading and building....my son would freak out (in a good way). Cheers you to Legos. You've come up with something really cool.

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  119. My daughter Gillian is 3 and loves Lego's especially Duplos. She already knows about 40 words by sight but getting to be attentive during a story has proven challenging. I think that the instructive and interactive nature of these build-along stories would really keep her engaged.

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  120. My daughter Gillian is 3 and loves Lego's especially Duplos. She already knows about 40 words by sight but getting to be attentive during a story has proven challenging. I think that the instructive and interactive nature of these build-along stories would really keep her engaged.

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  121. My daughter Gillian is 3 and loves Lego's especially Duplos. She already knows about 40 words by sight but getting to be attentive during a story has proven challenging. I think that the instructive and interactive nature of these build-along stories would really keep her engaged.

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  122. My daughter Gillian is 3 and loves Lego's especially Duplos. She already knows about 40 words by sight but getting to be attentive during a story has proven challenging. I think that the instructive and interactive nature of these build-along stories would really keep her engaged.

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  123. My daughter just started building with Lego Friends. She loves the colors and my son really wants some harry potter legos. He would love to build the ideas from the books with his dad.

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  124. I think these books would keep my child's interest very high because they would so closely be looking at the diagram instructions to complete the sets and at the same time learning the words that go with it. I also think the hand eye coordination would come into play as well as shape recognition. So many things packed in to one. My three year old would love this, but I think my 5, 7, and even 9 year old would want to try it out!

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  125. My son (6) is struggling with learning to read, and we have found that multiple sensory experiences (visual, aural, tactile) help with reading. My son would LOVE one of these books! (P.S. Can I enter on behalf of my mom who lives in the US?)

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  126. We love legos, I really like the idea of build and read too. Your child can follow along with the pictures and it encourages us parents to get down and play with our kids. thanks for sharing

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  127. What a great concept! I think my daughter (and husband) would really enjoy these. Thanks for sharing! Jennshue31@gmail.com

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  128. Immersing a kid in reading is a great way for them to learn to read. With the LEGI AND DUPLO read and build sets, the kids are immersed in letters and words without even realizing it is a learning opportunity, which makes this the type of opportunity where the most learning happens! They are concentrating on the building and the reading doesn't become a task, but rather something that can just happen! Such a cool idea! My 3.5 year old saw a commercial for these the other day and has already started asking!

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  129. I like the link between reading and motor skills with these sets. I think it would also help my daughter recognize the connection between letters and words - that is, that letters combined make words.

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  130. This is so cool! What an awesome concept! My kids love duplo as well as books so this would be great for them! :)

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  131. I feel a child will learn to read if s/he sees it as a FUN activity. Lego has found a great way to make reading MORE fun. A child's desire to learn will definitely increase with this product. Maybe they will come up with a story line for older kids...My son is 6 and loves books & legos.

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  132. My little guy LOVES buildling things with his LEGOS but has a hard time sometimes coming up with something to make and making it happen. He also has a hard time paying attention through an entire book... this is the perfect solution to both! A great idea for an upcoming birthday. Thanks!

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  133. What a wonderful concept build as you read! This would be great for gift giving from aunts, uncles, grandparents!So wonderful for comprehension!
    ~Mary Ellen S ~
    (rxqueen314@msn.com)

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  134. I love when playing is really learning

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  135. I love these...my boys would love to learn and build!

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  136. My very active three year old boy LOVES to build with Legos and has shown interest in reading, but he won't sit still long enough to really learn about letters and words. This looks like it could really help hold his attention and help him learn basics of reading! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. Looks like this would be great "following directions" practice as well as reading comprehension. Perfect for my 3 1/2 year old boy!

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  138. This looks like a lot of fun. My daughter loves to read but struggles with the hand eye coordination/fine motor skills tasks. This might engage her to try harder at those tasks. Thanks so much!

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  139. Love the picture instructions! Read & Build will help because it's interactive. He'll love building the characters from the stories and seeing them take shape as he goes!

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  140. My son and daughter both LOVE Legos. This is something that will be around forever. It just doesn't get old.

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  141. https://twitter.com/lch2004/status/223946089223565312

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  142. These are a great idea. Anything to encourage reading a imaginative play is wonderful. We love legos here in this house of boys.

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  143. Cool way to get young kids engaged in books, which is important for early literacy. I also like that they can learn to follow steps/directions to make the objects. My girls would have lots of fun with these!

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  144. I think the big pictures will help a child in early development. Picture recognition helps children use what they see to relate it to the words on the page. Such a fun giveaway!

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  145. My 3 year old is known to have a short attention span, so visual AND tactile stuff together would be great. And I like that it involves them in the story in such a literal way. On top of that, my boys LOVE Legos. seriously. love. them.

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  146. I love that it teaches fine motor skills and gross motor skills together I also like that it gives kids a tangible example after following instructions

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. What a fun idea. My boys are just getting into Legos and reading. This would be great for the reading and visual step by step directions.
    Taufers at yahoo dot com

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  148. My girls love reading and have just gotten into Duplos.

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  149. my daughter would love one of these books because she loves legos just like her older brother, but these books combine our love of books with legos. a great idea!

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  150. I think it would help to connect meaning to the words on the page.

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  151. I love the interaction between the story and the building. This seems like the perfect tool for my pre-schooler who is struggling to be patient...seeing TWO achievements, completing a story and building a toy, could be quite the reward for him! I'm hooked!

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  152. it makes reading FUN! I love it. thanks
    marthablake3@gmail.com

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  153. My 3 y/o would love these! It would be an awesome interactive set and challenge him with patterns and directions. Such a great learning tool.
    alisonlareeATyahooDOTcom

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  154. What a lovely product! I believe the LEGO DUPLO Read & Build will help my kids learn to read with all those fun colors block building and interaction. For sure this is a lot more fun than just reading the book.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  155. tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/224413305953988608
    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  156. Thanks for the info! I am a mom of FOUR boys and this looks like the perfect thing to get them excited to read.

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  157. DDs love LEGO, this combination is such a great motivation to them in reading while playing with LEGO.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  158. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/224735432305410048

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  159. I always struggle to keep my son engaged for a long time with any reading activity. Maybe this will do the trick :)

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  160. i think it would help because she loves interactive stories
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  161. I think these sets would definitely help with concepts of print by letting your child retell the story in their own way. They have to have the book facing the right way in order to build and they have to know the story in order to re-tell it!

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  163. My son loves to have books read to him and building with Lego's, This not only combines them, but offers a new twist on both! disneychick@gmail.com

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  164. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/brooke_78/status/225356888798265345

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  165. This could help my child learn to read by engaging them in an activity that helps them truly interact with the text, by way of the building blocks. Very cool product!

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  166. I love this idea! My daughter loves blocks and books, so it would be a perfect fit, getting her to sit still is a challenge and I think this would help get her more focused!

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  167. I tweeted jill dot shoemaker at gmail dot com

    https://twitter.com/teamshoemaker/status/225643660899926017

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  168. Following simple instructions and getting to build and play with legos has to be a great way to get a child to read.

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  169. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/joyh82/status/225681824800731136

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  170. I think it would help them to think and read
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  171. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/225765889184788481
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  172. This would encourage reading skills and fine motor. WOuld love this for when my kiddo is reading age!

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  173. We are hoping to homeschool, and I think this would be a fun addition to our daily schedule!

    chamabanachik@gmail.com

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  174. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/chambanachik/status/226177589486682112

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  175. We love Legos! And the book idea is so fun!

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  176. The Legos allow him to connect with the characters in the story. My son retells stories he reads with his toys

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  177. it will add extra incentive and excitement to reading

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  178. Love that it encourages reading and following directions in one activity!

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  179. My son absolutely LOVES legos. I think the key to learning is engaging the child, capturing their attention, working with their imagination. I think the Lego Duplo Read and Build, would be fun for my son. And when your having fun, learning is easy. Incorporating something he loves, likes legos, and adding in books (which he loves), would be a great tool to helping my son polish up his reading skills. This would be wonderful!

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  180. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/heatherlaverne1/status/228442718534258689

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  181. This is great...it'll keep my son engaged. Reading and playing together is a great combination!

    alittlenosh AT gmail.com

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  182. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/229754711610388480
    songyueyu at gmail

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  183. I just saw a commercial for these, they look so cute! I have two boys, ages 2 1/2 and 4 1/2, and they would go crazy over these! I'm definitely putting these on the birthday list!

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  184. Having hands on activities encourages reading.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  185. this makes it fun to learn to read

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  186. https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/233321101734850560

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  187. tweet--https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/233951507387650049
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  188. I think it will help my son with reading because he will be able to connect the pictures and what he can build with what the book is talking about.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  189. I think having a book he can interact with will definitely encourage my 3 year old to read!

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  190. Oh---my son loves Legos---and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate play into learning skills! Great idea!

    -Julie

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  191. Both my boys love Legos. I saved my sets from when I was younger and they play with those also. Lego Duplo Read and Build is an excellent idea for kids that are interested and reading and definitely for those that aren't. My oldest has fun putting together Lego sets using the instructions and making things off the top of his head. Legos in general are a great learning tool.

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  192. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/234447619684978688

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  193. My daughter is absolutely obsessed with Legos - we are hoping to go to Legoland later this fall with her. jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

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  194. i have a nephew who is 5 and he would love this.

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  195. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/235814717673861121

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  196. The kids already love legos so this will be very exciting to see them having fun and learning at the same time.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  197. Because it's an interactive book with pictures that shows how to build and design with blocks

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  198. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/236143478747303936
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  199. I love that it encourages the independence that children are developing. Now they can read the instructions and show mom what they did.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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