If you have a daughter interested in science, then you may want to check out this new LEGO series.
The world famous Danish toy company has created a kit called the Research Institute, which features a female paleontologist, astronomer, and chemist.
Geoscientist Ellen Kooijman is the mastermind behind this LEGO Ideas series. (Ideas series are sets based on fans’ ideas, which are voted upon by the community.)
It is quite a timely release, as it comes just months after a 7-year-old girl’s rant about the female lego kits went viral:
“All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs, but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks.”
“I want you to make more lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?! from Charlotte. Thank you.”
Develops Cooperative Play
LEGO provides children with the opportunity to role play with others. Playing with LEGO minifigures allows children to step out of their own shoes and be someone else. Role playing this way, with other kids, helps children learn to work together.
Also, children develop their teamwork and coordination skills when simply assembling sets together. LEGO’s simple instructions enables children to easily communicate to each other when referring to bricks. 1×1, 2×4, 2×8, etc. The grid is so easy to work with.
Builds a Sense of Accomplishment
Playing with LEGO give children the opportunity to have their own taste of triumph at a crucial age. Building such monumental sets out of small, little pieces can feel astonishing for children. LEGO’s easy-to-follow instructions let kids construct amazing things they can be proud of.
LEGO can build children’s confidence levels. Often, when kids finish building their sets, they show it off and feel proud of their time and effort. This confidence is vital during children’s developing years.
LEGO stands the test of time because it’s more than just about building bricks. LEGO has created one of the greatest learning tools of all. Why? Because children don’t even know they’re learning, absorbing, creating, or even cooperating when they’re playing with it. LEGO is helping develop young minds one brick at a time.
Thanks for speaking out Charlotte. It looks like LEGO took note.