Legos are loved by children and therapists alike! Whether your child is building a small original creation or tackling a 20-step, 5-foot structural piece there are plenty of benefits for your child’s development.
Fine Motor: Connecting and disconnecting Legos promote bilateral coordination skills and hand strength. In order to build a new creation your child will be encouraged to use small muscles in both hands known as intrinsic muscles. These muscles influence the way children grasp writing tools and feeding utensils. In-hand manipulation is another skill that is simultaneously incorporated into Lego play as your child turns the legos in their hand in order to connect the top of one lego piece to another. These skills are important for managing fasteners, tying shoelace, and utensils use!
Visual Motor/Visual Perceptual Skills: Visual motor skills refer to the ability to process visual information and react accordingly with our body. We use our visual motor skills to complete various tasks including handwriting. When playing with Legos we are constantly scanning for desired pieces, identifying patterns, and coordinating our bodies and lego blocks as we build our desired creations.
Look below to find some creative designs from our clients. Hope you and your family have fun creating some original masterpieces or designs inspired by favorite cultural icons!