Every Tuesday the Library is open for all of lunch for students to participate in Lego Club. The Lego Club is currently run by Mr Lohs the General Assistant at Belair. Mr Lohs is an ADFOL ‘Adult Fan of Lego’ and member of the Rainbow Bricks Lego Group in Newcastle.
Each Tuesday Mr Lohs sets students the challenge to build something creative using a variety of Lego pieces. Students have built apartment buildings (with each child creating their own individual floor), robots, a vehicle with four wheels, shop fronts and more.
Belair Lego Club
These challenge students creativity, problem solving skills and develops patience and persistence. Lego is also proven to be good for spatial awareness and fine motor skill development.
Since its creation in 1940, Lego has grown into a worldwide phenomenon of far reaching repercussions, particularly in the field of education. Lego was created in Denmark and started as a set of stackable, interlocking colourful plastic pieces that can be assembled and re-assembled in a number of infinite possibilities. Lego became so popular amongst kids that the company finally decided to integrate educational products and curricula to allow teachers to use them in their classrooms.
How is Lego used in education? What educational benefits they have for kids ? What are the skills lego develop?
Skills Lego develops :
- Lego provides tools that develop lateral thinking in a fun environment
- It teaches kids to think in three dimensions
- It improves literacy as kids work with instructions
- It develops problem-solving, organization, and planning by construction
- It improves creativity
- It enhances communication and critical thinking
- It boosts kids motor development
Lego Club is engaging for kids of all ages, easy to manage and enjoyable for everyone involved. Lego is also a great toy to have at home for kids to play with independently or with friends and family.