Let’s face it .......“Who doesn’t like Lego®?”
It’s enjoyed by big kids and little kids all over the world.
With over a billion bricks a year being manufactured, there is something for everyone.
The horror of standing on a block in your stocking feet is a thing of the past!
Check out these socks……
So, what can Lego teach your Children?
It can be:
And it is….
“There are a lot of skills around resilience and problem solving and creativity that you learn through play.”
Producing a logical pattern of words:
Choose the relevant number of long single pip blocks.
This can also be used using number patterns, basic maths, simple sentences, words to favourite nursery rhyme or song titles. Anything to do with hobbies or what they enjoy keeping concentration to a maximum.
A contraction is a shortened form of a word (or group of words) that omits certain letters or sounds. In most contractions , an apostrophe represents the missing letters. The most common contractions are made up of verbs, auxiliaries, or modals attached to other words:
He would = He'd
I have = I've
They are = They're
Break them up, write on seperate stickers and attach to the lego pieces, eg:
Check out the video above. For your child, they're playing with Lego, great! For you, your'e teaching your child contractions, great!
A win, win situation.
Finally, make the "put your toys away" time of day fun!
Use various coloured (recycled) plastic containers, encourage your child to throw the bricks into the matching coloured container.
Depending on their age, maybe they can count them, spell colours, tell you items relavant to the colour: red for tomato, blue for the sea etc
I think we can safetly say, Lego is a fabulous way to encourage your children to practice English.
Time goes so quickly. Spending time with your children whilst providing an opportunity for them to improve learning skills and strategies along with a second language is the most valuable gift they will recieve.
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