Our Melissa and Doug order arrived this morning! I love Melissa and Doug but can’t very often afford to buy all the bits I want, so when they appeared on Secret Sales recently I got very excited!
We bought some bits to be saved for Christmas, however I have wanted the Pattern Blocks for such a long time that they were for instant use 🙂
I bought both the Pattern Blocks and the Beginner Pattern Blocks as I knew Ben wouldn’t want to be left out. To be honest, the Beginner set is possibly a little to basic for him, however the “older” set did leave him quite frustrated a few times as he is a perfectionist and doesn’t quite have the manual dexterity yet to get all the pieces exactly where they should be so I am glad I got both sets.
For the first 30 minutes or so of playing with the blocks all 3 kids stuck to using the boards.
(notice Jasmine & Thomas still in pj’s!)
But after a while Jasmine started designing her own pictures 🙂
This is Jasmine at her best. She never sticks to doing as the box says! I read this Beatrix Potter quote recently and thought of her:
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.