LEGO® Education can change your child’s life (giveaway included)

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As a third and fourth grade educator for 30 years I am continuously fascinated with how much the field of education has changed. One such change that is vital today is teaching our kids with STEM (or STEAM). For those not up to date on STEM it means Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics. (STEAM adds in the art category.)

Providing the opportunity for our children by combining the aspects of STEM creates eager learners who think more than we used to require them to. Rote isn’t a part of this type of education since it’s really about figuring out why and how things work rather than just memorization.STEM-logo

Did you know that there are LEGO® Education Centers that help your children put to use LEGOS® to stimulate the concept of STEM. Not only are there fun classes at SNAPOLOGY but it’s a great place for birthday parties and groups to have a blast while learning. It’s like they snuck in education without kids realizing it.snapology-robotics-mindstorm

According to Live Science: “STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.” Try as we might as educators we don’t always get in enough science in our curriculums, especially in the early grades.

SNAPOLOGY isn’t just for young students since it’s available from pre-school through 12th grade.  The Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), comprised of 13 agencies—including all of the mission-science agencies and the Department of Education—are facilitating a cohesive national strategy, with new and repurposed funds, to increase the impact of federal investments in five areas: 1.) improving STEM instruction in preschool through 12th grade; 2.) increasing and sustaining public and youth engagement with STEM; 3.) improving the STEM experience for undergraduate students; 4.) better serving groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields; and 5.) designing graduate education for tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

We want to be advocates for the education of this next generation and STEM is a wonderful way to stimulate children’s thinking. There are a variety of resources available for STEM education with Snapology leading the way.

In cooperation with Nakturnal there’s a LEGO® giveaway that’s recommended for ages 6 and older. When I did a poll on what type of giveaways our readers liked to see many mentioned toys.

Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

This 49 piece Snapology Mascot will add some educational excitement to a child’s life.

This giveaway is open through 4/4/17 for US only. Please follow the Rafflecopter entries to decide how often you want to enter. The first two are mandatory while the rest are optional but the more you tweet (once daily) the better the chance of winning.  — Marcia

 
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This giveaway and post is a partnership with Nakturnal, prize will be sent directly to winner by Nakturnal

Comments

  1. I like seeing my kids thinking and learning in different ways. when they play with LEGO they become engineers, architects and inventors!

  2. Interaction with the LEGO pieces stimulates so much more than just reading from a book. Kids who may not have picked up those books would not hesitate to start playing with LEGOS and find they love it and learn something too. Shy or awkward kids can really benefit from the interaction as well. Just taking the first step and trying to build something is confidence-building and this gator is darn cute too!

  3. It’s a great way to teach science in a fun way.

  4. We bought our son his first Lego for his 4th BDay and from my point of view it was the best gift ever. It helped him discover his abilities, promoted and helped to developed his mind. So new year he is graduating from a great university and planning to specialize in Engineering

  5. Sonya Morris says:

    I think it is a great way for kids to see all the fun things they can do with Legos all while learning!

  6. gloria patterson says:

    Toys EDUCATIONAL!! all for it…….. Rubric Cubes has a math program using the cube in schools

    It great learn and playing

  7. Erin Madigan says:

    It is definitely an educational way for kids to learn and play. I really like the idea.

  8. Lego is such a hot toy right now, and to combine an old favorite and technology is amazing. taking building to the next level. I wish i had tech lego as a kid

  9. Oh I think LEGO\s are so important for the children and sparking their imaginations! Really gets them thinking as they build!

  10. Anita Duvall says:

    Lego really pushes kids to use problem solving skills and building sequences.

  11. It is a great way for kids to use there minds and create and imagine the possiblities

  12. Mary Dailey says:

    Legos help develop minds and encourages them to use their imagination and they are so much fun!

  13. it encourages creativity

  14. I love that Lego encourages creativity.

  15. My children spent endless hours playing with Legos and using their imaginations. Even as adults, they still like Legos. Now it’s the Grandchildren’s turn. Even the two year can build with Legos! I can’t imagine a life without Legos. One of the greatest toys ever invented – except when you step on them!

  16. I love that kids can get creative.

  17. They encourage creativity.

  18. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Kids have to use their creativity when playing with legos

  19. Yes, if good for eye and hand coordination and creativity and imagination.

  20. Kids will have fun and get creative when they play logos, educational toys
    Thank You

  21. I think the are important because they encourage kids creativity

  22. I love Lego because they encourage kids, mine included to use their imagination.

  23. I think it’s great because my kids love Legos and they can play, have fun, and learn STEM activities all at the same time! These principles are so important in a child’s education.

  24. Please delete the above comment by John E.. My husband entered, I’m the one associated with Rafflecopter, so I will re-enter with my name so it shows up in Rafflecopter. Sorry.

    I think it’s great because my kids love Legos and they can play, have fun, and learn STEM activities all at the same time! These principles are so important in a child’s education.

  25. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    great for a child’s imagination

  26. This is such a great educational tool! I’m sure Lego is what contributed to many kids growing up to be engineers and work in construction.

  27. It’s so awesome seeing how creative kids can get with Legos! They really do seem like such a great educational toy/item to play with. Great giveaway too!

  28. Elizabeth O. says:

    Lego is one of the best toys that you can give your child. I think it’s awesome that it’s also being used for STEM learning. These are great!

  29. Kelly Reci says:

    this is true, lego is one of the best toys to help your child’s mind to develop! it’s so cool! i used to collect lego when i was a kid!

  30. love you wedding says:

    Lego provides tools that develop lateral thinking in a fun environment. It improves literacy as kids work with instructions. It develops problem-solving, organization, and planning by construction and it improves creativity.

  31. It enriches STEM education!

  32. Legos are so cool! I loved playing with them when i was a kid.

  33. My kids love Lego! I can’t even count the number of sets we’ve purchased or received as gifts over the years… I’m afraid to add up the value!

  34. Bethany Suire says:

    I’ve always been a huge fan of the Lego branding. They have put out many items that I enjoyed as a child and still enjoy today. My son absolutely love legos and the fact that can be educational is a huge bonus!

  35. erica hall says:

    I think its a great way to teach- it’s something they are already crazy about and they wouldn’t get bored.

  36. NORA GRAHE says:

    It allows children to explore their minds and be creative and interact with others on something that is fun and educational! My grandson is obsessed with Lego’s!

  37. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I have two sons and it constantly amazes me how they build legos differently, they both get the same result but the process is different and I think Legos are a great learning tool.

  38. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I never knew about these centers. Hopefully they will come to Arizona.

  39. Tee Anderson says:

    I love toys like Lego that help children be more imaginative and creative.

  40. I think Lego is a great tool for learning. It really sparks children’s imaginations.

  41. Susan P. says:

    Legos help with manual dexterity and fine motor skills as well as developing imagination and creativity.

  42. I know of 2 10 year old twin boys who love nothing better than Legos. They have collected them their entire life and have a tremendous collection going. They would love this new one.

  43. Brandon Sparks says:

    I think it’s great because it teaches kids about science and how to build..

  44. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Legos encourages them to use their imagination when playing with them the kids love building with them.

  45. We love to use LEGOs in our home. My son goes crazy for them!