Join us in exploring the history, significance, and the wonderful connection between LEGO® and child development. International LEGO® Day, celebrated on January 28th each year, commemorates the patent for the original brick, filed in 1958. Since then, these iconic interlocking bricks have become a universal symbol of creativity, play, and learning.
At Tops Day Nursery, we recognize the profound impact that LEGO® play has on the development of young minds.
International LEGO® Day Benefits:
Creativity Unleashed: LEGO® play fosters creativity by allowing children to build, dismantle, and reconstruct limitless structures. This open-ended play promotes imaginative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Fine Motor Skills: As little hands grasp and connect LEGO® bricks, fine motor skills are refined. This hands-on activity contributes to improved coordination and dexterity.
Collaboration and Communication: LEGO® building often involves teamwork, encouraging children to collaborate, share ideas, and communicate effectively with their peers.
Finally, in keeping with our dedication to sustainability at Tops Day Nursery, it’s heartening to see that LEGO® Group shares the same commitment. LEGO® has made significant strides in ensuring their products contribute positively to the environment:
Sustainable Materials: LEGO® has invested in developing sustainable materials for their bricks. They aim to use plant-based plastics and recycled materials, reducing their environmental footprint.
Energy-Efficient Practices: LEGO® is actively working to use renewable energy in its manufacturing processes. This effort aligns with our values at Tops, emphasizing the importance of eco-friendly practices.
In conclusion, International LEGO® Day is not just a celebration of colorful bricks; it’s a recognition of the boundless potential that LEGO® play holds for child development. At Tops Day Nursery, we cherish the opportunity to engage our children in this creative journey, fostering skills that extend beyond the playroom. Let’s build a brighter, more imaginative future together, one LEGO® brick at a time!