LEGO is one of the top gifts that kids seem to love, but they have no idea they are also learning at the same time. If you own LEGO bricks, don’t be afraid to let your kids have a little extra playtime because they are building a ton of skills while playing. Check out these 5 skills that can be developed from LEGO play.
Since LEGO are fairly small, it’s really cool to watch your child build up their hand-eye coordination. As they build, they are using their hands in new and exciting ways. Think of how useful your hand to eye coordination is to you on a daily basis.
Considering when LEGO sets are first bought, you have to follow the directions to build them, your child is learning a great skill here. Following directions isn’t something many kids are good at anymore, which is why it is nice when your child gets extra practice. Think of how well this skill will travel with your child as they go about through life.
LEGO is awesome for so many reasons, but one of the best skills that your child is developing while using them is independence. Most children who are playing with these tiny blocks want to be able to do it on their own. They certainly do not want you holding their hand the whole way. Independence is an awesome skill for a child of any age to learn.
If you’re going to teach your child one thing in life, they might as well learn it from playing with LEGO. Because these gadgets are so expensive and precious, your child will want to put them away every time. And if they don’t put them away, it only takes one time of stepping on a LEGO for them to learn their lesson.
Yes, kids naturally harbor creative tendencies, but it’s so nice when they are offered something to help them build on those skills. LEGO bricks are hands down one of the best ways to encourage your child to be creative. Allow your child to use LEGO to build, explore, and create. Try not to put boundaries on them when it comes to being creative. Your kids might surprise you more than you ever thought possible.
Using LEGO to help your child to develop any of these 5 skills is awesome. You’re teaching them so much as a child, skills that they will be able to use as an adult. Your child may be using LEGO right now and deep down, you know they are learning SO MUCH.