Sunday, 12 May 2019

Reasons to love lego

Hey readers, 

I assume most people have heard of Lego which is a toy for children and adults. The idea is to follow the instructions and build an item made of Lego bricks such as say a car or a hospital. Lego is brilliant and I have listed the reasons below why you should check it out.





Fine motor skills.


Lego can be fiddly and tricky but with the time you can strength your fine motor skills. It is a skill to hold one brick and using the other hand to place the brick into its slot.  

It's ageless. 

The brilliant thing with Lego is that there is so much variety. There are different blocks and skills fro different ages. Lego is available for toddlers right up to adults. Therefore doesn't matter what age you can still get that buzz from building something spectacular. 

Patience and organisation skills.

With Lego, you need a lot of patience because it takes time to organise the pieces in colour because in my opinion the easiest way to follow Lego. Then the process of building the model takes time but you will be rewarded with latent satisfaction. 

Planning ahead.

This key with Lego is to be organised with planning ahead and getting the bricks in order. It is important to read the instructions and then have a go at putting the bricks in place. 

Teamwork and communication. 

Now with teamwork and communication, this only applies if your working with someone else. Each person needs to know what they are doing and what the plan is. Say one person gets the brick, whilst the person reads the instructions and builts. Communication is important when it comes to Lego. You have to talk to one another as you need to know what each person is doing so there is no confusion or arguments. 

Facing challenges. 

With Lego at times, it can be challenging you may not have the strength or struggle to identify the colour brick in the instruction manual or working out the diagram to which way the brick is facing. Sometimes, you get it wrong and only later that it isn't going right and you have to go back and redo. This is rewarding as it helps you learn I think via your mistakes and accepting that you know things go wrong. 

problem-solving. 

Lego can be tricky where you have to work out how to solve a problem. Sometimes you have to do trial and error and this teaches you how to come up with a solution through trying different scenarios. 

Spatial awareness.

Using Lego can help with improving spatial awareness by working out how mentally rotating objects and planning how bricks will be placed before building can help understand where to place the bricks. 

Rewarding. 

Finally, the best part of Lego is the reward you get for all the effort and time you put into building into making the Lego item to then be able to tangibly see it at the end and know you have created that design through the Lego instructions. 



Do you like Lego? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. 



Cheers for reading X 

26 comments:

  1. I used to love Lego as a child. We've just started to move onto proper Lego from Duplo in our house and I think I'm enjoying it more than my daughter! #kcacols

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  2. Oh we love lego so much! and have just loads of it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

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  3. I remember playing with Legos as a child and enjoying it. It seems to be a much bigger phenomenon now - Lego Land is over in Orlando a couple of hours from me. #MMBC

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    1. It does doesn't it. We are going lego land in the UK soon X

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  4. I loved Lego as a child and still love it now. My girls do too! They always get a couple of sets at Christmas x

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    1. It is really therapeutic to build even as an adult still fun to do X

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  5. My children and husband all love Lego. I think it's brilliant (except for when I stand on it!) #mmbc

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  6. We love Lego. So many fun things to make. It is a toy that lasts for ever too. #MMBC

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  7. I love lego, but then I am a big kid. Both of my kids loved lego when they were younger. I have bought the odd kit (usually a car or similar) for my hubby to keep him quiet for a bit lol.
    #MMBC

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  8. Both my boys loved lego when they were little. Using lego bricks is the perfect opportunity for building fine motor skills.

    #kcacols

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  9. There are certainly more benefits to those little bricks than you might first think! #KCACOLS

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    1. Absolutely small but with a powerful punch lol X

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  10. I love Lego. And so does my youngest! haha
    My feet however...less so. It's almost time to invest in a bag for them! :D

    Our latest purchase, which has yet to be built though, because it needs help, is the Titanic. He went mad when he got that haha.

    #KCACOLS

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    1. Oh gosh the words worst pain when treading on them little bricks X

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  11. I love LEGO, it is great quality. My non verbal autistic son relies on visual instructions which LEGO are the best at and LEGO Therapy is brilliant for developing skills in a fun way. #KCACOLS

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  12. I'll confess to once writing a post about how pointless legos are since you really can't play with them afterwards but have since become a believer. I think that my daughter just wasn't old enough at the time to really put the time in and get that sense of accomplishment afterwards. I'm a big fan now #kcacols

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    1. That is fair enough thoughts and ideas can swap and change all the time X

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  13. My kids used to love LEGOs quite a lot. When I take away their electronics, they do still turn to them as a source of entertainment. I got to go to a LEGO convention and it was an enormous amount of fun. There were plenty of adults and kids alike. #KCACOLS

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  14. Lego is vesitle for so many ages X

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