LEGO challenge

By little munchkin patch on April 16, 2020 in Home learning with No Comments

LEGO challenge

Can you build:

A Marble Maze?
A Rainbow?
Or Complete the Desert Island challenge?

For our younger munchkins it may be easier to use Duplo Lego bricks. We would love to see your creations! Don’t forget to upload them to your child’s Tapestry online account. 

Desert Island lego challenge

For the grown ups: Lego — we all know it! To some Lego is just a toy and the educational benefits of playing with the colourful, multi-faceted bricks aren’t always clear. Here are some key benefits for your munchkins of creating, configuring and crafting with Lego.
Children practise dexterity as they connect Lego pieces of different sizes and shapes promoting fine motor skills helping with writing.
Through playing with Lego children learn how to share and take turns promoting team work
Creativity is improved as children use various shapes, colours and sizes of Lego to construct intricate designs
Following instructions to assemble Lego also has a lot of benefits for children’s problem solving and mathematical thinking.
Lego is a great way to relieve stress and engage in meaningful and joyful conversations improving communication skills.
Lego teaches children the importance of persisting with a task to see your vision realised.
Connecting small pieces of Lego to create a final product that follows a child’s vision can be challenging. Achieving this task holds immense sense of satisfaction that is obvious in a child’s smile when they proudly show off their completed work. This has an immensely positive effect on a child’s self esteem.
Following Lego instructions can be challenging. However, it does help children to develop planning skills as well as lateral thinking.