Building Bright Minds: Early Childhood Education with LEGO

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While playing with LEGOs with your kids seems like only having fun, it is also an opportunity for your children to gain crucial skills during the early stages of education. As they connect all those bright colorful bits and pieces, the children are actually improving tons of skills that they have. LEGO starts as a means of improving motor skills, then progresses to include problem-solving, to even allow imaginary play, thus becoming an all-purpose development tool for early childhood education. Therefore, let’s join the LEGO world with your kids and see them do more than just building structures – they will build skills that will stick with them forever!

Benefits of LEGO in Early Childhood

Problem Solving Resilience

One way children develop through LEGO is by strengthening their problem solving skills. They learn patterns, placement of bricks, shapes, etc. They create buildings and such and learn how to overcome problems when their structure does not stand. Coming up with new ways to fix their construction issues gets them to think in new and creative ways. Overcoming this failure is important as they learn it is okay to make mistakes and feel proud of themselves for what they have accomplished.


When working with parents and other children, kids must communicate to work together. They can work in teams to accomplish a goal. They will learn to listen to each other’s ideas and share their materials. By communicating effectively, they clear up problems and learn to overcome problems as a group. They learn to work together to come up with valuable solutions.


They learn how to make different structures with the various colours and shapes LEGO is created in. Though they can look at instructions to build certain things, they can also create free structures and let their creativity run wild. It is a way to let them express themselves and foster their creativity.


Especially when working in groups, children must be patient with themselves and others. They must wait for their turn, listen to other ideas, as well determine how they are going to build what they want to build. It takes immense focus on their early childhood education to ensure success to their goals. In a world where children are developing shorter attention spans, using LEGO allows for children to work on focusing for longer amounts of time. Working on this skill will only benefit them while reading, and other tasks where they need to keep their focus on concentration.

Physical Development

LEGO helps children to strengthen their motor skills. They search for specific colors and shapes which help them improve their hand-eye coordination. LEGO bricks get children to work with their fingers when they build various structures. Working with their fingers will assist them in school when they learn how to write. Holding a pencil will activate the same muscles that they use when playing with LEGO.

Step Up Academy Tutoring Center is Here to Help

Swap the iPad for LEGO! And when students spend hours of their time in front of screens, LEGO play is a welcome respite for their eyes while they hone fundamental skills. Learning becomes play! We encourage positive development at our tutoring center, supporting your child in learning through an interactive learning approach. It is not just about learning, it is an adventure of growth.

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