I admit – the kids have been spending more time relaxing and playing than actually learning a whole lot lately, but I figured they needed the break from school and have more time for free play and general goofing off.
My 5 year old middle daughter though, is the one who’ll usually pull out the educational toys and one she seems to like a lot is the Lego Mosaic set.
These Lego Mosaic sets come in two different sets – one to make 4 different mosaic patterns and one to make 9 different mosaic patterns (of course both sets can be used without a pattern and they kids can create their own designs).
It’s great for pattern design and for fine motor skills because you really have to press those little pieces firmly into place. It is a small part hazard and is rated for kids 4 and up.
We were lucky to find this set more than half price at Tuesday Morning. When I saw them for $5 a piece, I grabbed a few of them because they make really nice gifts for both boys and girls.