Friday, May 1, 2015

Learning with Legos

We don't know about you, but we go loco for Legos! It's our favorite thing to do whenever we have the chance. We love to build whatever comes to our mind, whether it's a building, robot, or dinosaur! Even better, playing with legos helps build our fine motor and problem-solving skills.

Check out this excerpt from Education Magazine

"True to its name, Lego pieces allow for an astonishing range of creative play opportunities. Beyond the fun factor, for younger children, the brightly colored pieces and easily interlocking combinations provide hours of patterning practice and fine-motor development. Looking for just the right piece strengthens sorting skills, a key part of the kindergarten math curriculum. And for all kids, Lego teaches how to think in three dimensions-- a precursor to physics. Children of all ages also hone creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork through Lego play."

Since we believe that the best form of learning is through playing, we can't help but agree with this article. How can you incorporate learning through play with legos at home? Need some ideas? Here's a few :)