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Count those bricks - LEGO Math

Count those bricks - LEGO Math

Looking for creative, hands-on ways to practice math concepts?  These LEGO math activities are perfect for teaching the early learners and helping older learners build on their math foundations. Starting with the basic building blocks of early math, sorting and patterns, it's as simple as getting a handful of bricks and asking your child to sort them into piles by size, shape and/or colour and asking them about what makes each group of bricks the same/different.   Credit: Mathgeekmama It's then an easy step from there to practising patterns.  Whether you build part of the pattern and ask your child to...

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Geography - build the world with LEGO bricks

Geography - build the world with LEGO bricks

Brain engaging ways to learn using LEGO bricks.   Learn about continents, water cycles, soil horizons, volcanoes... It's a big topic, so start with the biggest, continents.  How many are there?  Where are they?  What are they called?  What do the look like?  Build them with your bricks, here's some handy mosaics from childhood101.com to help explain the major landmasses of our world and learn their shapes.   Moving to the next level, countries.  How many are there in the world?  Use LEGO bricks to help children learn the flags of the major countries.  They're a great visual learning tool and...

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Using LEGO bricks to support literacy

Using LEGO bricks to support literacy

Learning with LEGO bricks - Using LEGO bricks to support literacy Before a child learns to read they need to learn about sounds, words and language.  The most common way to do this is through books and reading, but the most effective way to learn anything at all is to use different forms of learning.  LEGO bricks are an excellent tool for visual and kinesthetic learners, allowing children to learn through play and interaction. Literacy starts early with learning about the alphabet, use the DUPLO Alphabet Truck to show your child the letters, teach them the order and sounds and...

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Fun and learning at home: The Science of Energy

Fun and learning at home:  The Science of Energy

Fun at home.  And maybe a bit of learning too 😊 At this time when we’re being asked to stay home and social distance, let’s get creative with our home based tuition and learning experiences.   Doing practical, fun experiments that demonstrate science skills in everyday life create interest and encourage confidence, self-direction and independent thinking.   Playing with LEGO bricks supports school learning and develops additional 21st century skills.  Check out some cool projects below that help kids explain energy, forces and interactions.  Mum and Dad, feel free to join in or use this time to grab a cup of coffee...

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