Importance of LEGO Education for Children
What is LEGO?
The concept of LEGO is that a new toy or model can be constructed every day. The primary aim of the core product line is educating children.
Play is the single most important activity for children to engage in, each and every day, for at least one hour. The research evidence is overwhelming in documenting the power of play for children’s emotional wellbeing, social development and academic achievement.
Following are the reasons to go with LEGO programs:
Promotes Fine Motor Skill :
LEGO bricks has range of different shapes and sizes, which tiny hands can handle and this way learn how to assemble and take apart. These small twist and turns of their hands and arms promote coordination and dexterity which children need for handwriting, craft and self-dressing. All LEGO bricks require different amount of pressure while building which helps children know about applying right amount of pencil pressure while writing.
Develops Creativity :
Play is work of child and this way they try their new ideas. With the help of LEGO pieces they build various designs and they enter their imaginary world. Through imaginative play children lose themselves in their fantasies. An anxious child loses all inhibitions when they are slaying dragons, teaching their pupils, caring for poorly animals, or saving the universe with their super powers.
Provides an opportunity to try new skills without fear of failure :
When children play they are constantly learning new skills, which can then be generalized to other areas of their life. Playing with LEGO provides an understanding of 3-D awareness, promotes a sense of creativity, and teaches mathematical concepts of balance, shape and geometry.
Children learn so much more through LEGO play because there is no fear of failure, LEGO creations fall down when you stack them too high, not all our creations quite work out as we planned, but we can always start again.
LEARNING WITH LEGO IS INFINITE……………………..
Written by – Sweety Langalia
OUR KIDZ educator