You know those brightly colored little blocks that you end up stepping on when you have to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night? Did you know that they are not only an instrument of parental torture, but they can also be a great teaching resource tool?
I’ve been blown away by the cool things that my son makes with his Legos! It is also one of the few things that will hold his attention for more than a few minutes.
There are educational activities that kids from pre-school age and up can do with Legos! Check out: http://education.lego.com/en-gb/. Legos can even be the basis for science projects!
There are Lego clubs your kids can join. Here’s one sponsored by Currclick on line: http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=43644&it=1.
You can also become a part of the Lego VIP program: http://shop.lego.com/Vip2/. This program allows you to earn point to spend toward new Lego sets. Just make sure to watch for them when you are up in the middle of the night!