The Educational Magic of Lego

The little colored blocks hold surprising benefits.

Annie Holmquist | January 25, 2016

The little colored blocks hold surprising benefits.
The Educational Magic of Lego

Over the weekend, the U.K. Telegraph announced twenty unique job openings. The title of the job descriptions? Lego builder:

“The job specification says the candidate: ‘Must have Lego building experience and be able to design and build sturdy, accurate, complicated, safe and installable Lego models for a wide variety of Legoland attractions including miniature scale models and/or life sized organic models from prototypes, diagrams or computer generated instructions.’

Apparently it is not a job for novices. Successful candidates must have previous experience of Lego building, good communication skills, basic computer skills and the ability to receive and give constructive criticism.”

Only a small group of people will ever land a job with Lego. Regardless, though, various studies and experience have shown that building with blocks like Lego can enable important educational growth in children. These benefits include:

Such news means that Lego-loving parents can now buy the colored bricks for their children without qualms of conscience, for such buying habits are actually an investment in their child’s future!

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