Lego has been around for over 87 years. It has drastically changed from simple square pieces to complex moving robots. Recently a program called MakerBrane has come to the market which allows your child to play with Lego on their computer. Even though its digital Lego the benefits of playing are the same. We compiled a few of the top reasons why it’s so important to make sure children play with Lego in their younger years.
Benefits of Playing with Lego
A child’s creativity is improved by using various shapes, colours, and sizes of Lego when they’re crafting their own creation. Creativity and imagination are strengthened when you take away limitations to the possibilities of what they can build. With Lego, there is no right or wrong way to create a custom build. This releases their creativity without fear of failure.
Problem Solving and Mathematical Thinking
Lego building has many facets that improve problem-solving and mathematical thinking. Simply following instructions to assemble Lego, requires a child to pay attention to detail and focus on the task at hand. Ideas of symmetry, balance, shapes, and sizes are another key aspect of playing with Lego. In addition, children can be inadvertently exposed to fractions with Lego at a young age. One simple example is seeing how many small pieces can fit onto a larger piece.
Achieving small tasks when you’re young gives a child an immense sense of satisfaction. Most parents have probably seen their child create their first Lego set and have witnessed a big smile when they show off their finished project. This builds a sense of pride and confidence that will help them for the rest of their life.
Playing Lego With MakerBrane
The benefits of MakerBrane are the same as Lego but with no mess! It offers a fantastic digital workspace where your kids can go and play with virtual Lego pieces. This also gives your child experience with 3D design software which will also help your child stay ahead of the curve when thinking of jobs in a STEM Career. The Makerbrane Sessions at Virtual STEM Camp have been specifically crafted so that each age group will leave with a strong understanding of the MakerBrane software, and a big smile after they share their creation. So if you’re tired of stepping on your children’s Lego then sign up today. Learn more about the next available session at https://stemcamp.ca/virtual-stem-camp/session-schedule/.