LEGO is a universally recognized symbol of childhood. Children love it – the colors, the mini-fIgures, the sense of accomplishment. Parents sometimes have a love – hate relationship with it though – the storage, the price of an elaborate set, or stepping on a piece!! But then they see their children’s determination to finish a set and the hours of play time it evokes, and it makes a bit of that pain worth it!
We have had LEGO in the house for a few years now. A favorite request at Christmas or birthdays, they now have some traditional kits mixed with specialty sets in their favorite characters and themes.
It is a great activity for improving fine motor skills, problem solving and following instructions. Taken a few steps further, LEGO can also be used to discuss fractions, patterns, dimensions and area.
Is LEGO a favorite activity in your house? Do you build along with your kids?