The Educational Benefits of Legos
Children love Legos. From older kids to smaller kids, these toys have a lot of fans. Even adults love to play with Legos. Or more appropriately, they like to construct with Legos. What is really wonderful about the fact that children love this toy, is that it’s a toy which is good for their minds and bodies.
Legos unique interlocking system is a great way for kids to learn about construction and design. It also is a great tactile toy which allows children to develop muscles in the fingers and hands. They come in different styles and sizes for all ages of children and adults, starting at age 0.
Legos come in bulk as well as in boxed sets. Bulk sets, at regular stores, are, usually, sold in buckets and can contain as few as 40 various pieces to as many as 1500+. You can purchase these buckets at local toy stores or on the Internet, for lower prices a great place to buy is eBay, where they are sold in ‘lots’ of 500-1500 pieces. Boxed sets are very popular and contain all the equipment needed to make the specific item. For instance, a train set will have the motor, Legos and other pieces to which are covered on the box. There are many themes available for purchase (also on eBay).
When it comes to boxed sets, there are many popular types. Just now the popular boxed sets are Bionicle, Space Police, Star wars, Power Miners, City and Racers. You can visit Lego.com for more information on these different themes. There are also many other cute themes like Sponge Bob and Castle. Each of the themes has various boxed sets that include buildings, people, animals etc which all fit into the theme.
Not only do Legos stimulate creativity and lateral thinking, they also help build dexterity and developing math and pattern skills. By interlocking matching colors and styles children learn the use of patterns which develops key math skills. With the color choices, and how they interlock, children learn important problem solving skills.
On their website, Lego.com, you can find some educational materials that will help parents and educators alike. There are many other useful articles on their site which help develop learning skills with their product. The website contains complete educational videos, articles and even training for working with Legos.
Parents never have to choose between educational toys and fun toys when a selection of Legos is on hand. These toys are fun and help build important skills throughout a child’s life.