If you’re after something that’s both fun and educational for your kid, then you can’t go wrong with LEGO toys.
Every kid can be affected in a positive way when playing with LEGO. Besides being extremely fun and interesting, they can help your child develop various skills, imagination and creativity. And most importantly, because kids gather together to build some of the most ingenious machines ever imagined, they can improve their social abilities.
I don’t think there’s anybody in this world who hasn’t heard of LEGO. They are by far the best sold toys in history. Some recent statistics revealed that since the first piece left the factory, the equivalent of more than 30 pieces for every person on Earth was sold to this day!
That’s more than 180 billion pieces! That’s what I call a great and successful toy!
And I’m not surprised at all because LEGO toys are really great. They are my favorite and because you can put all the pieces together in so many ways, it’s almost impossible to get bored. From just a few pieces, your child can build the most interesting structures or machines he can think of.
If he builds a machine and after a while he gets bored of it, no problem! He can always break it down and build different one, ten times more interesting than the first. It’s that easy!
So what are LEGO toys?
Generally speaking, LEGO toy sets are made of a number of plastic blocks with a special connection device used to hold the pieces together while the kid is building a certain structure that can range from a simple house to more intricate things like trains, cars, planes and even star ships!
When it’s a simple design, the kid usually does it himself. It’s a solo work.
But things really get interesting when he’s got a really complicated structure to build. That’s when a real team has to be put in place to finish the project, a great opportunity for the kids to really develop their communication skills and work together for a common goal.
It’s either one kid who finds the pieces and the other puts them together or each kid builds a certain part of the machine and then they put them all together. There are so many ways to get things done. And yes, it’s also a great way to help your child with leadership skills.
In each LOGO toy box, you get all the pieces the kid needs to build the structure you see on the cover. That picture is all he needs, and it requires some creativity and careful planning to finish it, but the result is so rewarding.
And when the excitement is over, he can break it down and build something new, completely different. When I was a kid, I used to combine pieces from different kits and end up with some of the weirdest cars ever seen.
What’s so educational about LEGO Toys?
Play is the best way to learn and playing with LEGO can be even more rewarding.
The first thing they do is stimulate creativity and the ability to see things in perspective. To finish a LOGO structure, the kid has to make sure he puts all pieces in a certain order, that he is following the design on the box and he also has to be careful not to lose any of the pieces.
When he’s building a different structure than the one on the box, he has to exercise his imagination in order to put an idea in his head into reality.
And most importantly, the social skills developed during the play are invaluable. This is a chance for the kid to show his leadership capabilities, the talent to coordinate a team and reach a desired outcome. The abundance of ideas is ideal to make sure the end result is an intricate new design. Of course, it’s also a bonding experience that ensures they build a stronger friendship.
This is true not only for kids playing together but also for parents playing with their kids.
Together, they have more ideas to combine, thus being able to build machines that couldn’t have been imagined by only one child.
I recommend LEGO toys because they are a great way to stimulate a child’s creativity and imagination. They aren’t just for children. Everyone can play with them, even adults who want to feel like they’re 10 again.
Make sure to visit the page on LEGO Star Wars Toys, where you’ll get a better understanding of why are these construction sets educational.
LEGO toys for babies
The second ones are safe to chew and they come in contrasting colors. You won’t see a baby build a starship out of them, but he’ll have lots of fun throwing them around or trying to make some noise, or rather ‘music’. These are the ones you want.