If you’re looking for a building and construction toy set that will withstand constant play from a toddler or 3-4 year old, and is great value for money, then Melissa 7 Doug’s 60 Piece Standard Unit Blocks might be the very thing you should check out. This toy is a far cry from the electronic and hand-held gaming toys that seem to be so popular with kids these day.
Using Lego sets and other representational toys, such as action figures, soft and cuddly Pillow Pets toys and dolls encourage your children to use make believe a part of their play routine. In doing this, your child gets to express himself and his feelings about real-life experiences. It is also a great opportunity for enriching their language and if you take part in their role-play as well, it might give you an insight into any problems or concerns your child might have. Your child will probably start using make believe at any time from around the age of 2 years.