Most of the LEGO and similar building toys sold today are packaged in sets with themes such as Minecraft, Star Wars and Batman. These sets are designed with very clear directions for construction, so play becomes goal-oriented, with the intention to build the models as they appear on the box. While this type of play […]

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Most parents love the amazing creations kids build with LEGO, but we sometimes loathe the piles and stray bricks cluttering our living spaces. Here’s how to keep the lid on LEGO chaos and promote open-ended play with these classic toys. 1. Enlist your kids in the process. There’s nothing more frustrating than setting up a beautifully […]

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Give a kid a cardboard box, and you see imagination explode. That box can become a bed, a rocket ship, a house, a train station. Or it can be altered into Minecraft creatures, robot arms or whatever else little minds can imagine. So, inspired by cardboard boxes, we like to find random things around the […]

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