Friday, October 3, 2014

All this with Lego

Engineering/Science {levers and pulleys}
 Geometry {angles and spacial relationships}
 
Art {color, style, content, and DETAILS}
Logic {problem solving}

History {of ships & seafaring, and aircraft}

Dan recently read a picture book called The Great Ships by Patrick O'Brien which inspired him to build a ship of his own.  He spent his afternoons working on intricate details like a working anchor, cannon doors that open and close, captains quarters, and a cook's galley below deck.  He even cut the sails from paper.

He then made a couple of planes.  The Corsair is his favorite so he made one in that style {the red one}.  A more advanced way to build with Lego is known in the Lego World as SNOT or Studs Not On Top.  The surface is smooth. The sides of his ship and both his planes are in that style of building.  It is challenging to build this way because you really have to think, it often uses more bricks, and it takes longer.


In my humble opinion, Lego is to toys what Einstein is to Science.
If you have days when your child grows weary of tedious, book learning, don't dismay; perhaps you should set the books aside for a bit, dump out the Lego and let the fun learning begin! 

4 comments:

  1. My siblings are amazing...no...incredible!

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    1. Aww, I'll tell Dan you said so. Miss you.

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  2. All of his Lego creations are totally awesome! We LOVE Legos around here too!

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    1. Thanks, Keri. Aren't Legos great?! I loved your Lego Dudes, btw. :-)

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