Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bricks 4 Kidz

Mr. Rob from Bricks 4 Kidz gave us a wonderful time with the Legos! It was not the usual free play with them rather it was a very well-defined and structured medium of teaching them math, letters, and geometry as well as social skills like listening to instructions and respecting the resources.
Preschool friend admiring his Lego apple! 

Each preschooler had their own bag of Legos to work with. They listened to instructions from Mr.Rob and built the Lego apple by using the blocks sequentially. They not only had fun playing with the Legos, but they also had an experience of working according to the instructions, working sequentially, and respecting the resources.

Mr.Rob explaining the rules of the game

Preschool friends admiring each other's creations and waiting for the next instructions.

Free play time with the Legos...during this time they not only played with the Legos but also talked about the shapes and sizes of the blocks they were using! Mr.Rob showed them two different 2/2, which is the smaller block and the larger blocks which are also called the 4/2 blocks...some of the kids kept repeating the names when they were looking for the blocks.

He made a Lego train! He used different types of blocks for that. Each block on his Lego train had a specific function. He took care of lots of details!

During the whole session, the kids not only had fun playing with the Legos...but they also learned the concept of representation (the actual apple is represented by the Lego apple), solid geometry, and letter recognition as well as listening to and waiting for instructions.

Bricks 4 Kidz will be visiting again in the summer with more fun lessons!

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