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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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