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Benefits of Lego:

  •  Colour, size and shape recognition
  • Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Logic and problem solving skills
  • Imaginative/creative play
  • Sharing and collaborative play
  • Self-worth and achievement

Language skills: Of course Lego, in itself, can’t teach kids to talk. But, if they are playing with adults or even with their peers in a social setting, you may see some significant developments. Basic construction can help younger children learn the practical use of key prepositions such as ‘on’, ‘under’, ‘in’ and ‘above’ and can help them start to negotiate the verbal world of size and shape. They will learn to listen to instructions and commands and, as they get older, to express these concepts themselves. Children who make up Lego in kit form can also get a literacy boost. If they want to build the model in the box, they will have to follow the instructions.

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