Original Post: Pinky's Learning World
My kids have a LOT of Lego in the basement - so much that sometimes I think they are overwhelmed by all of it. They very rarely use it, even though they have a little table for it and it's frustrating, because part of me wants to get rid of it, but the other part of me says, "It's a great learning tool." So when I found this idea, I was SO excited to get started. During nap time one day, I went into the stash of Lego and started building simple structures. I started with about 8 and I figure if they really like the idea, I will make more elaborate ones, if they don't, maybe we do consider getting rid of them. I took a picture of each of my structures and then sent them off to Costco to get printed. Here are a couple of my creations.
At first, my daughter was really excited and wanted to build the structures with daddy. She lost interest really quick and hasn't touched them since, even with a little bit of pushing from me. I am not ready to get rid of the Lego QUITE yet, I will keep it around with the pictures until my son is a little older, but I realize that even something like this is not going to get my princess girly-girl interested in building.