Pre-schoolers are better at certain skills than you might expect. For example, they are more adept at understanding the world around them than we give them credit for. They can express themselves verbally and physically at a much faster pace than an adult would believe. That is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to their capabilities. Furthermore, these skills are helped immensely by one great tool: LEGO®!
Most children love LEGO®. They can build anything out of LEGO® bricks and LEGO® people. Playing with LEGO® can be an important part of child’s development. It’s so much more than just toying around.
There’s also a science-based, early education to be had with LEGO®. So let’s dig in on the benefits of LEGO® for pre-schoolers and see if we can help families save time and money by adding LEGO® into your child’s preschool curriculum today.
Physical development is going to happen, whether we like it or not. No matter how hard we try to prevent our kids from running, jumping, and over-exerting themselves at preschool, they are going to do a little moving. And that’s okay. You see, the problem for some children is not so much that they need to move. It’s that they need plenty of chances to move because their bodies are pulling them in that direction automatically. Children will benefit from toys that encourage physical development and improve their motor skills, such as LEGO®.
As a parent, your number one goal is to provide the best for your kid. You want them to live a happy, safe, and healthy life. On top of that, you want to make sure they are happy and confident. Words can’t describe the euphoria that comes from creating something with your own hands. You can instantly feel proud when your child pulls some LEGO® bricks out of a new box and gets the pieces all laid out in neat rows. As a parent, you should encourage creativity in my children. But even cheaper toys like LEGO® can be intimidating for young children to build without some support and guidance. Once your child realises what they can accomplish with LEGO®, they’ll soon feel more confident and will be more ambitious with what they build.
Social Skills and Teamwork
LEGO® have become popular with parents and kids alike. It’s no secret that LEGO® encourage creativity, but did you know they’re also great for building social skills and teamwork? Children can learn to share and learn to collaborate through playing and build things together.
LEGO® bricks are awesome. They captivate so many kids (and adults) who spend hours and hours coming up with different creations and having fun. LEGO® can teach children how to build and tear down, organize and disassemble. They offer them the creative freedom they need. They also help children work together in groups as they help each other build and create. These types of toys are highly beneficial for pre-schoolers.
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