LEGO was first created by Ole Kirk Christiansen in the 1940s in Denmark. Beginning as a set of stackable, interlocking blocks, it has grown up and become a global company. It has been a part of almost every home and children can create a lot of funny things while playing LEGO.
But what value is gained by playing? What value is there to playing at all? Unlike other toys whose benefits end with providing kids with a fun experience, there are also a lot of lessons that can be learned from playing LEGO.
Educational benefits include:
- Lego provides tools that develop lateral thinking in a fun environment
- It teaches kids to think in three dimensions
- It improves literacy as kids work with instructions
- It develops problem-solving, organization, and planning by construction
- It improves creativity
- It enhances communication and critical thinking
- It boosts kids’ motor development.