Here’s How It Works
Children come together each week in developmentally staged groups from ages 7-11 years. During the sessions they focus on collaborative projects in a specifically designed LEGO room. To prompt interaction among the children and help them come up with their own solutions, I will divide up tasks so they have joint and interactive jobs to do. This collaboration requires close interaction and communication among group members naturally reinforcing social contact and good behavior.
The participants collaborate on building sets, freestyle projects .
How Will This Help My Child
You will see your child identify with a peer group and begin to be motivated by social approval and social status within the group. It has been shown that to become a better LEGO® builder, children need to learn from each other, cooperate, solve disputes, follow rules, and be helpful. These skills are often learned and reinforced by their peers throughout the weekly sessions and generalize to school and home environments.
Our goal will be to build a Lego set each week, importantly with a social division of labor. In a group of two, one person is the supplier (finding the right pieces) and the other is the builder (puts the pieces together). Group members will have to communicate and follow social rules to complete the LEGO build. Each activity requires verbal and non-verbal communication, collaboration, joint problem-solving, joint creativity and joint attention to the task.