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Construction and Children

»Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Children have an appreciation of construction that may be lesser known than that of adults. But that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate it. On the contrary, I think that children appreciate construction more than adults for one main reason. That is Legos.

Who never played with Legos growing up? I’m sure most people have at least been around Legos at some point in their life. Kids love Legos. It’s a fact of life. Legos to children are like baseball and apple pie to being American. Kids just inherently love to build. Because of this, I say that they love construction.

The world has many amazing and beautiful buildings. What better time to foster a love of architecture than childhood? The perfect way to do this is with Legos. A child can only appreciate so much by seeing a building on TV or drawing a picture of a building. However, if that child literally builds something, with Legos, they will have a much better appreciation of the construction of the building. After all, they are the architect!

I know this for one reason. I had Legos when I was a child. My brothers and I would play with Legos to pass the time. But we also enjoyed building things. We built castles, cars, and other structures. Now, as an adult, I can look at a building and kind of imagine how they built it. It’s easier for me to do that because I was a builder, with Legos, when I was a child.

I highly recommend anyone with kids to get the kids Legos. Christmas is next week. There’s still time to go to the Lego store for a stocking present! Of course, there are the bigger Lego sets as well. Do this, and you’ll instill a love for construction in your kids. They may even grow up to be architects!

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