Our Lego program, the Guild of the Brick is coming up on the following Saturday afternoons. Saturday, September 10th, October 8th and November 12th from 2-4 p.m., for ages 5 and up with no registration required.
Why come visit us to play with Legos?
Well, did you know the Lego company name came from the Danish words “leg godt” which means “play well” and play is the “work” of children? When children are at play they are learning about their world and developing the emotional, intellectual, physical and social skills needed in the real world and for life-long success.
With the excitement of today’s cell phones, video games and battery powered toys on the market, Lego bricks are an example of a basic building block that can ignite just as much enthusiasm in children as an electronic. Coming to the library to play with Lego bricks is an indirect, creative and fun approach to learning which develops important life skills that children need.
Assembling Lego brick creations and then re-assembling them in a boundless number of possibilities improves a child’s creativity, memory, problem-solving and organizational skills. The reconfiguration of Lego bricks provides children the opportunity to try new skills without the fear of failure while enhancing their critical thinking skills and fine motor skills. Lego construction also teaches children to think in 3D and build their language and communication skills through working with instructions, cooperation and storytelling.
Playing with Legos here at the library in a fun environment, children learn through construction instead of instruction:)
Building blocks build futures!
So… if you’re available from 2-4 p.m. on the dates listed above, come here to play!