The Learning Power of Lego (page 2)

The Learning Power of Lego

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Updated on Dec 22, 2010

Believe it or not, your little Lego-lover could be learning important skills for the professional world. Scores of architects and engineers have translated a childhood love of Legos to a career of building and designing. And of course, in Lego stores across the globe, and the LegoLand theme park in sunny California, someone has to build those giant brick masterpieces!

Nathan Sawaya has perhaps the coolest job in the world.  This amazing artist spends all day playing with Lego bricks! Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, “The Art of the Brick.”

"Using Lego as an art medium for me has had many personal benefits,” says Sawaya.  “With two museum tours criss-crossing North America, one the most rewarding benefits has been seeing kids exposed to fine art through a medium they are familiar with.  'The Art of the Brick' exhibit has brought hundreds of thousands of families into art galleries that may have never stepped foot in one otherwise."

Lego has been going strong for the last fifty years, developing children's creativity, fine motor skills, teamwork, and curiosity. Who knows what the next fifty years will bring!

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