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Lego. How iconic is it? As soon as you read the word, your mind is instantly filled with miniature colourful blocks, little round faces with caps and a world of possibilities.
Lego has really stood the test of time. The first Lego brick was born in 1958 and here it is today, popular as ever.
Most people are aware of the common knowledge that playing with Lego is good for a child. But why? What makes it SO educational? What parts of their brain is being tapped? How come this simple, brilliant invention is ridiculously awesome when it comes to children’s learning?
They encourage open ended activity – Playing with Lego is not a game that just ends when you’re ‘finished’. Because you’re never finished. Playing with Lego opens a child’s mind up to possibilities. Even if they are following the steps to build something, after they are done the imaginary play with their new toy can go on forever!
Lego builds up fine-motor skills in children’s hands and fingers as they manipulate the pieces and fit them together. It also develops their ideas of patterning and grouping when putting similar colours together or in a pattern.
Lego also encourages patience and problem solving skills. It can be frustrating when you just can’t put something together! (Flat-packed furniture springs to mind) but it’s also a really good feeling when you achieve success! Lego helps teach that from a young age.
I could write about Lego forever. It’s amazing, versatile and educational. Now that I’ve convinced you of all that, of course you want to win some right!?
Good. Because you can. Right here!
Shell, Lego and Ferrari have teamed up to bring customers 6 limited Edition Lego Ferrari Collectibles. I’m here to tell you they are very cool and could even become collector’s items in the future! They have the smallest pull-back motor ever produced by Lego and they can perform over 300 pulls. Lots of car racing to be had!
The cars are $6 each with a $40 purchase of Shell V-Power or $8 without a fuel purchase.
You can have one full set of LEGO cars including a set of money-can’t-buy mini figures (only 2,000 available in Australia!!)
FILL in Rafflecopter form below
COMMENT telling me your earliest or fondest Lego memory
Please note: This Lego is designed for children (and adults) 6 years and up. It contains very small parts. My little man did not build these and only played with them briefly while being closely supervised.
The most creative answer will win! You must do BOTH of the above to be eligible. Good luck!