12.1.16

4 Year Old Milestones: Independent & Imaginative Play with LEGO Juniors

These days, our four year old is always looking for new ways to be challenged. I can see his mind changing at rapid speed. It’s seriously so miraculous seeing your child develop in so many different ways. The last year has been full of cognitive milestones for our four year old.

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Independent and imaginative play has been a huge part of his play time. It is so amazing to see his mind grow by leaps and bounds. One of our favorite toys for independent and imaginative play is LEGO Juniors. It encourages confidence and fosters independence in all aspects from building to storytelling. He absolutely loves every LEGO Juniors set! The excitement in his eyes can’t be ignored!

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LEGO Juniors is designed to provide just the right amount of challenge and creative play for children ages 4-7. The intuitive, playful instructions help our preschooler build each part of the set on his own. He loves that he can build his sets by himself with just a little guidance from us.

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As a mom, it’s been an adjustment from parenting a baby/toddler to a growing little boy. I’m learning to slowly take the back seat, as we try to encourage him to do things on his own. But at the same time, it’s a new and exciting chapter of parenting as I watch his independence grow and flourish.

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My favorite part of the LEGO Juniors products is how it encourages imaginative play. The storytelling and play ideas that he creates is simply astounding. Some days, I’ll overhear him playing with his different LEGO toys, telling fun stories and role playing. It truly is a joy to see his mind come alive in so many different ways.

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We love the LEGO Juniors toys in our house. LEGO Juniors is the perfect way to grow our preschooler’s independence & confidence. The products are perfectly matched to the building skills of his age & stage.

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We love our LEGO Juniors! What are some toys your kids enjoy independent & imaginative play?

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4 Year Old Milestones: Independent & Imaginative Play

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23 Comments

  1. mr.M wrote:

    When I was a child, there was many types of toys, but I only liked to play with Lego blocks. I have many of their model like some houses, oil/gas station, but my favorite was some sort of sea station with sharks and some other animals from sea world…I love this post because you backed me to my happiest days, when my only duty was to play and be happ. Now, I don’t have so much time to play and it’s not for me anymore because I’m on senior year on university, but always I will keep child alive in myself. Thank you for sharing this amazing post

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  2. Jessica wrote:

    Legos were one of my favorite toys as a kid! They definitely help with problem solving skills!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  3. I am not a mom yet, but currently pregnant. I hoping to wonder share this experience with my future child. Thank you for the post. And he is so adorable!

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  4. Legos are the best toys ever! Even as a kid, I loved building with lego, and now all my kids also love it! They love creating new things to build, sometimes I have no idea what its even supposed to be, but they have it all figured out. Lego is definitely a favorite in my house!

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  5. Looks like a blast!

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  6. Heather wrote:

    I used to love Lego as a child. Your pictures and description really capture the joy and creativity of this toy.

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  7. Meredith wrote:

    My little guy just turned 5 and his 4th year was definitely the time when he really started connecting to the world around him. Its amazing to watch, isn’t it? My girl is about to turn 2 and she’s already exploring so differently than he did. But they are both growing up too fast!

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  8. My son loves his Legos! He can spend hours building, and he comes up with the most interesting creations. 🙂

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  9. I love legos! My son has never been that into them, but my daughter (4 1/2) just discovered Lego Friends and is in love. So am I! I have a hard time resisting buying her new sets!

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  10. My son is four and the Juniors sets are by far his favorite. They use the “real” legos instead of the big ones, and he loves how some of the large pieces are pre-constructed. I love seeing his creativity with them!

    Jenny
    http://www.thesensibleshopaholic.com

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  11. I’m excited to get toys like these for my boys when they’re older!

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  12. My boys are OBSESSED with legos. They will spend hours and hours playing. What a great post!

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  13. Gillian wrote:

    I love these little lego sets! I need to grab some for my two little boys for Christmas!

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  14. Jennifer wrote:

    Looks like so much fun! I bet my nephews would LOVE those.

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  15. Nicole wrote:

    Aw he is such a handsome little guy and wow loving these cute lego sets! My girls can play legos for hours it seems, so fun and yay for mom’s and dad’s everywhere!

    xo, Nicole

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  16. Katrina wrote:

    He is so cute!!! I can’t wait to start building Lego figures with Apollo!

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  17. Legos have been, and always will be, one of my favorite toys! I am glad that your son enjoys them; I can’t wait to share them with my daughter when she is a little older.

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  18. Maly wrote:

    I love this post! My son will turn 3 in January and judging by the way he loves to play with the mega blocks, I can’t wait to see him fall in love with legos! Bonus points for him as he has learned to pick up his older cousin’s small lego pieces off from the floor and give them to me (or his grandparents) so that his baby brother (10 m/o) won’t put them in his mouth!

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  19. val wrote:

    I also LOVE overhearing the imaginative play! My guy is still a little young for Legos but I know they’re in our future and these look so fun!

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  20. When I was younger, Legos were always my favorite toy! I still have all my old ones and I can’t wait until Aiden and Brielle can enjoy them (and I can join in).

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  21. Elizabeth wrote:

    We have that lego helicopter!! So much fun. And legos remain our favorite thing for sharing play.

    Published 12.3.16
  22. Girl wrote:

    LEGO is such an evergreen brand, and they keep on inventing! I’ve loved LEGO since I was a child and still love it till today.
    No doubt they help to stretch a child’s mind and foster creativity and independent play.

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  23. Maggie wrote:

    These look like so much fun! I am quite certain my little ladies will love Legos when they get a little bigger. For now they build with pillows and couch cushions ☺️

    Published 12.4.16

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