Looking for some new building ideas? Why not use Lego – it’s fun but children are still learning so much.
Lego promotes fine motor skills which in turn will help younger children to write. Creativity is also improved as children use various shapes, colours and sizes of Lego to construct intricate designs. Lego develops problem solving and mathematical thinking. It also improves self-esteem through the achievement of a challenge. Finally, it helps children to develop resilience – sometime those towers fall over and we need to build them again.
Lego can also be used to support direct learning in maths. Counting, forming numbers and even learning to tell the time.
There are also a lot of ways to develop English and Literacy through Lego – including spelling!