I don’t know about your kids. But, my kids absolutely love Lego® . Even better is that Lego® has come out with a new line for kids ages 4-7 called Lego® Juniors. This is just what my daughter Lily needed having just turned five. She loves to put together the Lego® sets, but some of the big sets are slightly complicated for her and a just a little too difficult. She would struggle with some of the steps and would need a lot of assistance from myself, Daddy or her Big Sister. WIth Lego® Juniors though, Lily was able to complete the Lego® Juniors sets all on her own and she loved that she needed no assistance at all.
Lily also loved that the directions were simple and easy to follow. She was able to put together her Pony Farm in no time. You can see here that the instructions are easy to follow, and they’re broken down appropriately for ages 4-7.
It was exciting for Lily to see what she was going to build. Plus, the bright colorful pictures make it appealing for kids to want to look at the directions.
With Lego® Juniors you will also find the added benefit that even though the sets are designed for kids ages 4-7, they are the universal size of Lego® and will work with any current set that you have. This means you don’t have to worry about your son or daughter “growing out of” certain sets. My oldest daughter Emma, who is ten, loved these sets as well and they integrate perfectly with all of the Legos® she already has.
Since we are an “Artzy” household, I really like the fact that Lego® encourages creativity and the development of fine motors skills. My husband and I have officially dubbed our kids the “Master Builders” just like in the Lego movie. We really do encourage them to also build unique creations and use their imaginations with Lego®. It’s a win win experience for the kids. They like to create and see what they can build, and we like the fact that no t.v. is involved. Plus, this is a no fail experience for the kids too because of the ease in which they can easily construct using the various Lego® Junior sets.
Lego® pays great attention to the details and this is another thing that my girls just adore! (I do too.) In the Knight’s Castle set, the girls loved the drum stick and “chalice” as my oldest daughter referred to it. You can also make a catapult that actually works. We were all playing with it and launching the fireballs.
Both girls went on to create more with their Legos®. The Lego® Junior sets come with additional pieces to encourage building and remaking which is AWESOME! Lily went on to create this tree which she then used to tie up the horse and the horseback rider. Another little added detail they have included in the Pony set, is a chain and a saddle for the rider.
Here is one of Emma’s creations which was this great whale. I would’ve never thought of creating this, and she just whipped it up in no time.
I couldn’t let the kids have all of the… Mommy had to get in on the action too.
So, if you have a 4-7 year old that enjoys Legos® but is often frustrated with the more complicated sets designed for older kids, definitely check out Lego® Juniors. Not only will you find that THEY love them, but I’d bet you will too!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.