Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2011

LEGO DUPLO Play with Letters

Even future architects have to start somewhere, and nothing builds spatial thinking like LEGO. This set gets little hands ready for the smaller bricks in their future, and also builds alphabet skills, one brick at a time. Plenty of cool figures and pieces spur imaginative play, but the real stars of the show are the letters themselves-- each on its own block. As kids build a tower, or stack a wagon load, they’re touching, moving, swapping, and stacking the alphabet-- all in the name of play. An amazingly interactive way to practice ABCs, and even make a start at building small words. (LEGO, $28.49)