Before times tables there are Lego tables
I still can’t get over how much time kids will spend on Lego! I think the only thing they do longer than building is watching youtube…
So far it’s mostly been ‘just playing’ but we have started really involving them in the lego-instructions (they previously just dug into and played with-the minifigs as I put the set together.
The main lego pieces are bricks and plates. (the plates are one third the depth of bricks).
“Hey, can you find this 2 by 3 plate? It’s called a 2 by 3 because it’s two rows of three. How many posts does it have?”
“See how much faster I can count them because of how I am just adding groups of numbers? See how they are organized in rows and columns?”
There are years left of learning left in these school supplies…How can you get to 100 using least amount of parts? How many posts are in this building?
Problem solving and spotting differences are only two of the many other benefits…we haven’t even gotten into Lego robotics yet!!