For the past day I have been working on my capstone script. I spent eight hours working on my script and on my notes in the course of two days. My script is pretty good and I had to set up my props and that took two hours. This is my script.
Say: Are we live? (wait 2 secs)
Say: Hi welcome to Harry’s learning land!
Say: (ring ring) Hey Rehma (wait 2 secs)
you want me to talk about legos?(wait 2 secs)
Ok I will
Say: Did you know that These six lego bricks can be attached 915 million ways (Audience gasps) and are great for child development and creativity?
Say: My guest Erik will see how many combinations he can make in one minute (wait one minute)
What is child development?
Say: child development is growth in childhood and young adulthood.
Say: Legos are a big part of child development, developing skills like cooperative play, persistence, puzzle solving, and CREATIVITY. According to Dr. Randa Grob Zakhary, the CEO of the Lego Foundation, what the Foundation is interested in is “The intersection of play and learning”. She explains that when children are three years old they are already developing areas of the brain that performs executive functions. Like problem-solving, paying attention, and monitoring performance. Our brain growth is 90 percent complete at six years old. So that means that as the brain matures throughout teenage years and young adulthood, Our brains blueprint for certain main functions is established by his/her age, this is when play comes in. Play is one our brain favorite ways to learn.
Say: A good project to help strengthen these skills is get a large lego creativity box and ask your child to build something like a train. Then see his/her imagination go wild Lego is therapeutic because it closes out other things and lets yourself go and once you’re building, you’re building.
How does Lego help my child?
Say: Play is one our brain’s favorite ways to learn and Lego is all about play. If you have a child with ADD Lego can help. ADD means Attention deficit disorder. For children with ADD, they need to concentrate to build legos. If you have a child with autism Lego can also help.
Some schools for autistic children allow the kids to play with Legos but only with a partner, the results are positive because the Legos helped the children a lot and they made friends with their peers. It helps sharing because it’s easy to share while collaborating.
When children are active in a lesson or class, they gain more from the experience, are more engaged in learning, and do better in school. Play lets us test what we can do, like all forms of learning should. It stimulates children’s learning abilities by helping creativity and building critical thinking just to name a few. Learning by doing helps our engagement and understanding greatly, and strengthens the most important things our brains use to learn and develop.
The way they see it at the Lego Foundation is that play is not luxury; it’s a way to support your children’s potential. This is why at the Lego Foundation they see play as a serious solution to problems. They work to empower and equip children to make a better future for themselves and for others by ensuring the value of play is understood, embraced and acted upon.
Should I play with lego?
Say: Absolutely, you should definitely play with lego. Lego can polish fine motor skills, strengthens relations and is therapeutic. It is also great to do with your kids for those reasons. Everything you learn in life is based on the experiences you have as a child, Play teaches Social skills and activates all of our other senses and builds brains, Play it’s not separate from learning and teaching, They use play in South Africa to help kids and adults develop their strengths and their skills, In some places playing with Legos help kids recover from trauma
Maria Blackburn- Content and Creative Manager at Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth says
- “If you want to build future STEM enthusiasts, you need to start with fundamental skills and they need to come early,” Shelton says. “Something as simple as making sure kids have exposure to block play would set them up for a future where they can build the right kinds of skills for whatever field they want to go into, and they won’t be restricted because of their lack of early experience.”
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