We spent all our Christmas money a few years ago to buy the boys TONS of Legos. In their bedroom they have Legos and they have books. At night when it's bedroom time they are welcome to read or play legos quietly before going to sleep. They also enjoy playing Legos (and reading) all throughout the day, nearly every day. The Denver Zoo has an awesome exhibit of Legos through the month of October that is worth checking out if you haven't yet. There are life size statues of animals and other objects made completely out of Legos. EMan took "Littler" his baby tiger to see all of the animals. He really loved the trip to the zoo and wanted me to take a picture of every animal we saw so he could come home and make a book of animals.