Build-a-Word

Legos and blocks. Great for building small muscle development. Great for creativity. Great for so many things. And now they are great for building vocabulary and letter recognition.

legoSimply use a computer to type letters, words, or even numbers. Once you print the pages of words, cut them to fit the blocks. Then tape the pieces directly on the blocks. You could even write the words on paper or directly on the blocks instead of using a computer.

Now it’s time for the fun to begin! You and your child can play stack-a-rhyme games, identify a letter and stack games, build a house of words games, and for the older children, alphabetize the words/letters stacking game. If you want to practice math skills, just make numbered blocks. You can match the numbers to the number words, match the numbers to the correct amount of objects, use addition and subtraction signs to create math sentences. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t need fancy electronics to promote reading in your home. Quiet games like building with Legos and blocks work just as well!

And don’t forget to check out our calendar for some great Lego-based programs coming up.

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