You know that playtime is fun, but did you know it can also help kids develop important life skills like confidence,
self-expression and resilience?
Ask your kiddo how they feel when they accomplish something, like building something new, which helps them process their feelings and emotions about the situation.
Build their hand-eye coordination (and their confidence) by working together to build the biggest tower you can!
Compliment their confidence when they try something new. “You were so brave trying to build a big tower all on your own!”
Explain to your little one that there are no “good” or “bad” emotions—just emotions that we feel comfortable and uncomfortable with. DUPLO building can help kids identify a lot of emotions!
Dedicate time each day to practicing skills and helping them grow. With the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train, it’s easy and fun to work on counting.
Fuel their confidence by giving them challenges to try, like seeing how quickly they can complete a lap with the LEGO DUPLO Race Cars set or seeing how many different tracks they can create.
Join in on the fun! Having a playmate will help your kiddo practice teamwork. Improve their collaboration skills by seeing how many items you two can collect with the LEGO DUPLO Garbage Truck and Recycling set.
“Help” is a word that can help your child learn and build their resilience in difficult situations. Encourage them to ask for it when needed!
Inspire them to dream big by asking your tiny human about their interests and aspirations! LEGO DUPLO’s Space Shuttle Mission is designed to encourage imaginative role play and get kids thinking about how the sky’s the limit.
Keep with it! Whether they’re learning to play soccer or practicing building with their DUPLO bricks, encourage them to keep trying—especially when they don’t immediately succeed.
Let them make the decisions during playtime to help them develop their creativity. With the LEGO DUPLO Airplane & Airport, your little explorer can decide where the plane is headed and what everyone is doing on their trip!
Make it social! Whether your child is playing with you, their siblings, or their friends, collaboration is a skill they can develop early on.
Online tools can help expand your tiny human’s learning experience. DUPLO has nursery rhymes, engaging videos, and the LEGO DUPLO WORLD app that teaches valuable skills, and so much more!
Nix negative self-talk! If your kiddo starts to feel down about themselves or their skills, ask them why they feel that way and remind them of their strengths and accomplishments.
Practice problem solving by asking your little one how they would fix a problem, rather than telling them the answer.
Quell your tiny human’s fears of failure by sharing times that you’ve made mistakes or had things not go as planned. DUPLO sets about careers make it easy to start conversations!
Remember: There’s no right or wrong way to play! Encourage your kiddo to play how they want to play.
Talk through their stories and ask questions about each character to help your kiddo understand empathy!
Storytelling helps tiny humans share and expand their creativity! Use interactive sets like the LEGO DUPLO Parking Garage and Car Wash to let them come up with their own stories about each character.
Understand that trying new things may be scary for your tiny human! Talk them through new experiences by asking questions about how they’re feeling before, during and after a situation, like trying to build a challenging new set.
Venture to new places with the help of the LEGO DUPLO Family Camping Van Adventure, which inspires kids to creatively explore a new environment!
Wait on stepping in to help them in situations where it’s safe, like assembling a DUPLO set. Trying different solutions on their own helps them develop resilience!
X-plain how you think when you’re faced with a problem and ask your little one to help you solve it. “I don’t know where this brick should go. How should we decide?”
Your reactions to obstacles show your child how to react to challenges. Try your best to stay calm and confident!
Zone in on your tiny human’s accomplishments, with an emphasis on how hard they worked to get there. Whether they made their first soccer goal or assembled a DUPLO set all on their own, celebrating a win helps your little one recognize they can do BIG things!
Give them clear, specific instructions when you’re asking them for help. “Can you pick up your LEGO DUPLO bricks?” vs “Can you pick up your toys?”