This Children’s Day, unleash your kid’s creativity and confidence
A LEGO Bricks set is the gift that never stops giving
Celebrating Children’s Day might not have featured in your calendar in the past, but let’s face it, 2020 has been a year of firsts (some welcome, and some, not so much).
As much as you’ve been struggling to balance professional deadlines with personal commitments, your littles ones are missing out on learning new skills in school and going on mini adventures with their neighbourhood friends.
In fact, a recent study shows that the extended lockdown has taken a toll on young children’s self-confidence, attention span and ability to make friends.
This Children’s Day, give your kids the right tools to boost their creative thinking and tickle their imagination, so they get back their confidence. Not to mention, keep them occupied for hours which gives you some much-needed personal space.
We’ve done the research and zeroed in on the perfect gift that never stops giving — a LEGO Bricks set. We prescribe the Classic LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Building Blocks for kids as the play system is fluid, facilitating imagination and creativity.
5 reasons LEGO Bricks will unleash your kid’s inner genius
It’s the only toy that can transform into 100 more
LEGO Bricks fuels your little ones’ imaginations like never before. They can be used to build a castle when the kids are busy prancing around in their very own make-believe kingdom, put together monster trucks when they decide to have an adventurous play day, and even build tiny ships when their obsession with Pirates Of The Caribbean makes an appearance.
LEGO Bricks are the ultimate multitasking toys that will keep your kid entertained for hours, and also ensure that you don’t have to keep splurging on new toys every time your child gets bored.
It makes playtime educational
“Toys are the tools of play and play is the work of childhood. So if you were working, would you not need the best tools? Toys are the gateway for language, curiosity, physical development and socio-emotional development, for all ages,” explains Dr Swati Popat Vats, president, Podar Education Network.
It’s important to ensure that toys are not just entertaining but educational too, especially since playtime is what takes up a lot of your children’s time.
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“Play needs to be constructive and healthy for children. Toys like battery-operated toys and computer games lead to many socio-emotional and cognitive problems. Instead, opt for puzzles, jigsaws or LEGO Bricks that stimulate your child cognitively,” adds Vats.
It allows you to indulge your inner child while you bond with your real-life one
Having the luxury to work from home has allowed more parents to share space with their kids than ever before. But using this time judiciously needs to top your to-do list.
Using playtime to bond with your kids is a good place to start. “Creating family rituals and playing games together is a great way to bond with your child,” says psychiatrist Dr Syeda Ruksheda.
Enter your little one’s fantastical world, and help them turn it into reality – build fortresses and skyscrapers using LEGO Bricks, dress up and do role play, and allow them to introduce you to the unadulterated joy and innocence that you might’ve lost touch with somewhere along the way.
LEGO Bricks helps build confidence in kids
The best bit about LEGO Bricks is that they don’t come with a set of rules. It allows your little one to decide how they want to use them.
When you give kids options, they learn how to make decisions for themselves. “They feel as though they are running their own lives, which they then grow up to do, with full faith in their judgement,” says Ruksheda.
Also, if they see the decision they made has favourable results, it helps boost their self-esteem. “If it goes badly, they take responsibility for the failure and it can help them learn and grow,” adds family therapist Ambika Mallah.
So let your mini-me’s flex their creative muscles, and watch as they blossom into self-assured, inventive humans who will make you proud.
LEGO bricks allow parents to see the world their kid imagines
No matter how good something is, kids can always re-imagine a better version of it. This optimism slowly weans out. As we grow older, our cynicism takes over and the world becomes one tone. Fortunately, when kids play, they perceive the world brighter and can, in fact, think of ways to truly save the world.