With Take 10 to Play, brought to you with LEGO® DUPLO®, you can discover 10 brilliant 10-minute games to play with your child. Each game is specially designed to boost early learning, and to help you and your child create and connect together – for a smile-filled session of family fun.

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This game is great for developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and, above all, spatial intelligence. As your child has fun steering a train, loaded with bricks and figures, round an obstacle course, they'll also be boosting their ability to visualise the shape and position of one object in relation to another – a key skill that'll help them in the months to come with puzzles, reading, early maths and later on, science and map-reading.

Here's how to play Wiggly Wheels

What you'll need:

If you don’t have the DUPLO My First Number Train, you can use connected toy train wagons or a small pullalong toy

How to play

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  • Connect all the wagons of the train together in a line
LEGO® DUPLO® My First Number Train set
  • Set up a winding obstacle course by placing the plastic cups (or other props) in a straight line on the floor, spaced a little distance apart from each other
LEGO® DUPLO® My First Number Train set
  • Encourage your child to steer the train along the floor and then, slalom-style, wiggle it around each obstacle in turn, without knocking any of the obstacles over
A child playing with the LEGO® DUPLO® My First Number Train set

Extra ways to play Wiggly Wheels – for extra learning!

  • Move the obstacles closer together, so there is less room to wiggle in
  • Use a stopwatch: how fast can your child wiggle the train round the course?
  • Take the number bricks off the wagons and put them at each end of the obstacle course. Get your child to select a number and put it on a wagon each time they wiggle through the course
  • Lie the boy, girl and dog figures sideways, one on each wagon, so they're balancing rather than fixed on. Can your child wiggle the train round the course without any pieces falling off?

More great Take 10 to Play ideas for games to play with your child

Roaring Ramps

Vrooom, beep, screech! Rev up the fun with this plunge-and-zoom vehicle-play game that will accelerate your child's grasp of early-math concepts such as 'faster' and 'slower', and 'first' and 'last'.

Spot the Shape

Match the pattern to recreate the 3D shape you see: a logical-thinking game that develops your child's visual-spatial skills – and connects you both in some build-and-copy fun.

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