Tuesday, April 2, 2013

LEGO - Play, Learn and Grow Together !

What can keep my lil' preschooler here occupied, leaving the daddy and mummy to have their own time as well ? This is one of my way - One set of lego can amazingly kept him occupied for 1.5 -2 hours. As I observed him from aside, he was totally immersed in a world of his own.

Xav received a few sets of lego (Starwars of course), which he is so much into now for his 5th birthday. Credits to the daddy who taught him how to identify the parts accordingly to the picture shown in the manual, and to follow step by step to assemble them.

Now he gets the hang of it and can solely did it all by himself, sitting quietly at the table. Just two days ago, as usual, he woke up at 7am, we went out to attend his friend's birthday party and yes, it's for a whole day, hence, his nap was skipped. To the extent, he almost fell asleep on the way back.

After showering, he requested to open up one of the lego boxes to assemble the pieces. He sat there all the way, patiently assembling all into one piece and completed the kit. I must say he is even better than me when comes to piecing lego ! Well, probably boys will be boys !

The only time he called for me was he was having difficulty removing one of the really small part.

Of course apart from giving the daddy and mummy some time away from him, I find it beneficial to the child in terms of the following :

1. Training their observation skills (As they need to look at the manual and identify the correct parts)
2. Training their fine motor skills (Compared to Duplo, this definately contains much smaller pieces which requires more pincer gripe)
3. Training their concentration skills and patience (Not easy for an active child to sit through out and complete the whole kit)

Linking up with Mish. Mess. Mess on ways to keep a toddler occupied.

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