I have two boys and they love legos. Legos are a great way to get your kid's imagination to work in new and different ways. Kids can start at an early age using legos (children who put small toys in their mouth are not old enough, yet). In my opinion, nothing beats legos for quiet, creative time. They come with easy instructions (my boys call them maps) and usually 1-3 creations can be made from the same set. My older boy (age 7) can understand the instructions on his own. My younger son (3) still needs my husband and I's assistance. After a lego is completed we take pictures and pose the lego in cool, fun ways. The boys get a kick out of it!
My boys love the Lego Magazine. It is a free monthly magazine with games, coupons, comics, and pictures of kids creating legos. We found a subcription form in one of our lego boxes. This November, we are taking a trip to Legoland San Diego, CA. and are we thrilled about the chance to see, breathe and play legos all day long. For more information go to http://www.lego.com/