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#1 of 4 Old 09-14-2014, 02:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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3 year old and building stuff

When it comes to things like wooden blocks and Duplo, my 3-year old pretty much only directs me in what he wants built. He will make one half-hearted attempt to do something, and then he'll insist that I do it. I'm wondering...is he just not into building stuff? Is he still too young for these things? Does your 3 year old build with blocks/Duplo/Lego etc?
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I think kids are drawn to different types. Wooden blocks can be pretty challenging but duplos, magna tiles, and magformers are more accessible. Some kids are drawn to the inclusion of people and animals to tell stories.

It is is okay if you are kid is just not into it right now.
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Yes. My now 6 year old was an "art director" at that age. Not so much with blocks, but story time crafts etc. Is your little one a perfectionist? I think that was the root of our issue. Anyway, happy to report he outgrew it and is a do it myself kid-o now.
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Yes he's definitely a little director! I wonder if he might be a perfectionist...he gets so angry so quickly if he can't manipulate his toys exactly the way he wants. He is not inclined to keep trying unless I really get in there an encourage him.
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