“When I was growing up, I struggled in school but found myself learning better when I turned classroom lessons into LEGO creations. For example, when we learned about WWII in high school, I built a fighter plane modeled after pictures we had seen in class. Bringing history lessons to life thru LEGOs helped me understand the subject and make sense of the time period. To get younger kids started, I recommend the classic large creative brick box.
“It's a large bucket with LEGO pieces of various sizes (some small enough to be a choking hazard), shapes, and colors. It doesn’t come with any instructions, so the child’s imagination can take the lead. I still love the process of visualizing my idea, coming up with a plan, and then putting it all together. LEGOs are so fun it’s easy to stay focused long enough to finish the build!”
— Andrew Flavahan, ADDitude blogger and adult with ADHD who is still a big fan of LEGOs
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