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Tips for Parents: Why Legos is the Best Toy Option for Your Kids
Tips for Parents: Why Legos is the Best Toy Option for Your Kids
Why Legos is the Best Toy Option for Your Kids
By: Thomas Enyart

 

Being a parent has enough pressures. You are constantly faced with decisions that often require some serious consideration and contemplation. Where will your kids go to school? Will they get a good education? How will you pay for that good education? What should they eat? What should they watch?….You get it. The list goes on and on.

 Well, toys are no different. There are a variety to choose from and quite a few that can be extremely beneficial for the development of your children. Among that list, one of our favorites is Legos. Invented in 1932, this toy has journeyed through generations, never disappointing the children that played with it. Today, the Legos company has expanded to includes building blocks of all sizes, shapes, and themes. Not only is this toy enjoyable for children of various ages and skill levels, but research suggests that Legos are a great choice for parents who are looking for a toy that can benefit their children’s minds and development.

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 One of the greatest and most easily recognizable benefits of Legos is its capacity to appeal to the creative side of a child. Playing with Legos, utilizing the varied shapes, sizes, and colors can spark a substantial amount of creativity within a child unlike many other toys. And easily so. The child, who sees only the fun that it facilitates, is encouraged to build and create a number of structures that can lead to refined creative skills even at an early age. This is especially important during developmental years, when a child is taking in every single thing around them and subconsciously allowing that to influence them.

 

 Not only is this activity a creative one, but educational as well. How, you might ask? Legos are a prime example of mechanics. Especially considering the themed Lego kits that can be found at any toy store nowadays. Children have all the pieces in front of them to build a castle, a helicopter, a robot – and must think in a mechanical and creative way in order to create their mini masterpiece. This is great for helping children think outside of the box – a trait that will never leave them once developed at an early age.

Courtesy of Blog.LegoEducation.com

Courtesy of Blog.LegoEducation.com

Teachers are also starting to regularly use Legos in their classrooms. Studies have shown that using Legos or other building blocks greatly increase a student’s comprehension while learning fractions. By using these items as tools in the classroom the children are getting both a visual and tactile learning experience.

 Another great benefit for parents to consider is the family time this toy can facilitate. Legos is a fun activity, regardless of age. Parents, grandparents, older siblings, and young children can spend time together as they create a beautiful Lego construction. Just be sure to let the kids have some “Creative Input”.

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Super Reads With Superheroes
Super Reads With Superheroes

Good Afternoon!

I wanted to take a few minutes and Highlight a New Series coming from Scholastic. This is the “Backstories” series (Ages8-12) that currently has 3 books featuring your favorite DC Characters! Brooke Shearouse wrote the article below on April 1st 2016, but we needed to give it a few days to make sure it was not some cruel joke.

Superheroes are a mainstay in pop culture—look no further than the newest blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters now. From movies to TV shows to clothing to jewelry, you can find your favorite crime fighters just about everywhere. Including some great books! Check out the list of great new superhero reads from Scholastic below.Backstories

Backstories series (Ages 8–12): Backstories is a new series of “biographies” featuring exciting and engaging fictional characters. Launching the series are three titles from DC Comics. In the biographies—complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and fact boxes—young readers will delight in learning the complete history of their favorite fictional figures.

  • Batman: Gotham City’s Guardian will answer questions such as: What was Bruce Wayne’s childhood like? Why does he dress up like a bat? What compels him to protect Gotham City? How did he become the world’s greatest detective?
  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow will give readers insight into: How did a child from another planet named Kal-El become farm boy Clark Kent? What happened to his planet and family? What powers does he possess and what are his weaknesses?
  • Wonder Woman: Amazon Warrior tells readers: Who is Wonder Woman? How did she become a powerful Super Hero? What abilities does she use to fight for what is right?

Batman’s Dark Secret (Ages 5–7) by Kelley Puckett, illustrated by Jon J Muth: Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth brings to life the mystery of how Bruce Wayne became Batman in collaboration with comic book writer Kelley Puckett. One day, a lonely orphan named Bruce Wayne finds himself in a dangerous situation. He defends himself against a monster bat—and he wins. From that time on, he is determined to fight evil. He becomes…Batman!

Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) (Ages 8–12) by Derek Fridolfs, illustrated by Dustin Nguyen: From the Eisner-nominated team behind Batman Lil’ Gotham, the brand new Secret Hero Society series takes readers to the halls of Ducard Academy in Gotham City, where a young Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman start their very own Junior Detective Agency. Using comics, journal entries, and doodles to reimagine Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as three students in the same school, these young superheroes will try their best to solve their case. But just because you’re faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or an Amazonian princess, it doesn’t mean you get to stay up past eleven.

As you may already know, we are Huge Superhero Fans here at Kids Prize Pack and can’t wait to see what other titles this series comes out with. It would be pretty safe to say that you may find these in a future Kids Prize Pack coming your way!