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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things I have learned designing for a 3-5 year old

The following is a list of observations about building with a 3-5 year old.

1. Don't design a project that has pieces that aren't easily viewed from the outside. This is mostly relevant if you are going to provide a finished product and ask your son or daughter to copy it from an identical set of parts.

2. Fragile designs can be fun. My son has a blast with cars that lose a few pieces when they crash at the end of a ramp.

3. Designs that do not sit flat can be difficult to build. Wheels and propellers can be culprits here.

4. Be patient. Yes, your son or daughter will likely mix together the bags of carefully matched Legos.

5. Be flexible. Following the rules of the game aren't important. Your child may decide to make up a new set of rules. Remember that this is about having fun.

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