Mr Miles and Bridges Two - Lego Village
As many of you know, here at Bethany Bridges we LOVE LOVE LOVE Lego’s!!!!! The crazy thing is, as we are playing with Lego’s who would have thought we were learning so much.
#1 Teamwork and communication
Sharing, discussing, strategy and assigning roles is an important part of the Lego building process. It can also help increase language development and verbal skills.
#2 Patience and Organizational skills
The ability to plan, organize and then execute are all critical skills that can be applied to any goal orientated actions in life. With Lego, these skills can be tested and exercised using the construction process as a tool. Moreover, when things aren’t going as planned, it’s the positive action of going back to the drawing board and re-thinking the original plan that helps to teach children perseverance and resilience.
#3 Constructive Problem Solving and Lateral Thinking
Which brings us to thinking creatively in order to solve a problem – such as a teetering Lego tower that is going to topple over at any moment (and we had many of these to start out with) Thinking laterally to save the design is just part of the creative process of playing with Lego bricks and yet another essential life skill we could all do with.
#4 Adventure and Experimentation
Playing with Lego offers a secure space in which to experiment, to try things you’ve never tried – and sometimes fail. From the excitement of the initial idea to the disappointment when it doesn’t work out, creating the space to play around with ideas is exactly the sort of space needed for creative thinking and problem solving.
#5 Fine Motor Skills Development
The small, precise movements that need to be coordinated together when building with Lego bricks will help strengthen a child’s fine motor skills.
#6 Increases Spatial Awareness
When you’re given a blueprint of a construction you have to build, it’s your ability to think in 3D that is most tested. Why is this so important? Well, it is believed that spatial intelligence is a critical factor in your ability to think as an engineer, artist or architect. It’s the essential skill required to think in physical shapes.
#7 Better Focus and Concentration
It takes time to learn to settle and concentrate – for children, learning to do this without feeling frustrated or pressured helps to create positive associations with focus time. For adults, immersion in Lego play helps with relaxation, and stress management.
Mr. Miles is currently studying Drafting and Design Engineering Technology at TCC, the Bridges Two class have spent the last 12 weeks creating a
Please take a moment to enjoy our Lego Village, Mr. Miles is happy to answer any questions you may have about our Lego creations.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR