Training On the Value of Play

A couple of weeks ago (March 9th to be exact), I attended a training on social-emotional learning at the Lego® Education North America office. In case you weren’t aware, Lego®’s education branch recently opened an office in 2016 that is located right here in Boston. They moved from Kansas to Bolyston St. to focus on applying STEM in the classroom.

Children learn through play. Those of us who attended the training learned about using a combination of play and a holistic approach that recognizes a child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, creative and social abilities while in the classroom. We also got a chance to interact with a new kit from Lego® for supporting children’s emotional needs in the classroom called the “Build Me Emotions” kit.  You can find out more about it on their website.


Here I am testing the kit out. Isn’t it cute?


The kit comes with many different pieces that a child can use to reflect or reconstruct their social-emotional identity.


Of course, there’s always time for play in a company like Lego®. Check out the following clip to see what cool project I discovered while visiting Lego® Education North America’s amazing office space! You should also visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Somerville with your child, or with your students.

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