Friday, October 15, 2010

LEGO Time!

Isn't it amazing to think that LEGOs have been around for 50 years? This simple toy has played a pivotal role in many imaginations. Kids can create cars, houses, robots, space shuttles, Hogwarts-anything they put their mind to!

If you're looking for something to do Halloween weekend, consider going to LEGO KidsFest. It's happening October 29th through 31st at McCormick Place in Chicago. There will be Construction Zones where kids can build, build, build! Your child can also participate in Cool Creations. If they have created a model that they want to show off, this is the perfect chance. Register their creation online and bring it with when you go to the KidsFest. Attendees will be able to vote on which model they think is the best. I thought the best thing was the Mystery Mural Build. Kids will get to build a tile that will get added to the mural and slowly the mystery image will unfold!

Continue your LEGO adventure by coming to the library and getting some books. We have LEGO books for all reading levels. If your child is just starting to learn to read, go to the Early Readers section and look under LEGO. Choose from exciting titles like Fire Truck to the Rescue! or Troll Attack. If they enjoy the Bionicle sets, have them try Bionicle Legends, which is located in our J Series section. Start out with the first book in the series, Island of Doom. One of my favorite LEGO creations is the mini figure. Luckily I can learn more about them in the book Standing Small.

So have the kids fire up their imagination and get creative with LEGOs! Then continue the fun by bringing them to the library and picking out books featuring their favorite toys.

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