Lego's are an all time favorite of my children, as well as millions and millions of more children around the world. And what's not to love about a Lego? They're versatile, they provide a vehicle for children to express their creativity, and they have stood the test of time, entertaining today's children, as well as their parents and grandparents before them.
Lego's aren't only fun little toys to play with, but they are excellent tools for the early childhood classroom as well. Lego's provide children oprrotunities to exercise those tiny finger muscles, that will later lead to improved writing skills.
Lego's are also great for creative expression-allowing children to build freely, engineering-planning and constructing, critical thinking- "My building fell, how can I build it differently next time so that won't happen?", and math- "If you need 5 bricks in each row, and you need 3 rows, how many bricks will you need?", activities in the classroom. We love Lego's!!!