Learning while playing Lego

LEGO was founded in 1932 in Denmark, “LEGO” , is the abbreviation of the Danish word “leg godt”, meaning “fun”. LEGO blocks are famous for encouraging kids to create with their hands and brains through playful activities, stimulating their interest and promoting the ability to think together, and is known as the world’s favorite toy for children.

So what can children learn while playing with LEGO?

Promote fine motor skills

Children practice dexterity as they build Lego blocks of different sizes and shapes. This requires different pressures to assemble and coordinated body movements, which is a great exercise for little fingers and helps children control pressure when writing. Helps strengthen children’s fine motor skills.

Boost creativity

As children build different designs using Lego in various shapes, colors and sizes in construction, either a police station or a spaceship headed to the moon. There are no limits or right or wrong to what kids can do, so kids can explore their creativity without fear of failure. The same mindset of exploration that is not afraid of failure can be brought to school for better performance.

Develop problem solving and mathematical thinking skills

Playing with Lego requires children to focus and follow instructions for assembly. They explore the concepts of symmetry, balance, shape and size. It also has many benefits for children’s problem-solving skills, concentration and control of details. For example, when a child finds a crumbling Lego tower that could collapse at any moment, he or she will think about how to save it. This brings in creative thinking to solve the problem.

Boost self-esteem and confidence

Connecting small pieces of Lego, overcoming the most challenging Lego levels, and creating a final product that matches your child’s imagination can be challenging. The great sense of accomplishment that comes from completing this task has a great positive effect on a child’s self-esteem when they proudly show off their completed work. It constantly drives them to try new things and to feel confident in everything they do, even at school.

Improve spatial awareness

When you are given a blueprint of a building to be built, the most important test is your ability to think in three dimensions. The ability to perceive space is a key factor in a person’s ability to function as an engineer, artist or architect. It is the fundamental skill of thinking in physical shapes.

Any child who has played with Lego must be fascinated by its countless variations! A single Lego block can be played with tons of possibilities, and children can build all kinds of things according to their wild imagination, and they can share their ideas with their parents or partners to build their dream castle!

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