Every now and then, I find some blog post, journal article or such that is about LEGO. I have two of those for you today!
First up, a look at additional reasons LEGO is good for kids. It doesn’t just strengthen hands and give practice in fine motor skills, but also contributes to conversations about reality.
Developmental psychologists say Legos help develop fine motor skills, prompt cooperative play, and offer practice in problem solving. As a teacher of philosophy and classic literature, I don’t think any of these claims gets to heart of the matter. Instead, I think Legos teach us how to think about reality. (click to read more)
The gal at MathGeekMama.com has a slew of wonderful math topics to read about, think about and do. She’s even got posts about how to teach math with LEGO! How awesome is that? I think my favorite is Pythagorean Theorem Lego Proof.
She also has posts and lesson plans for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and more with LEGO.
Life, right now
I hope this finds you doing well. It seems like our world is changing and it won’t go back to the old normal. Masks are just a thing now. Conversations about how much melanin you’ve got in your top layer of skin are as often arguments as conversations. Where ever you, sweet reader, might be, I hope these links find you healthy and growing in contentment.