Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), is a term used to group together these academic disciplines. Typically used in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development.

On November 8 we celebrate National S.T.E.M Day, a national holiday to encourage kids of all ages to identify their passions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. An important day to reminds us to help children explore and develop the necessary skills to succeed when choisin g STEM careers in the future.

Playing with LEGO sets can help children practice problem-solving and enhance their creativity.  Sets like the LEGO Classic Mission to Mars we recently got to try are perfect for inspiring children to use their imagination and creativity while they build their own masterpieces.

Loose bricks and construction play can help develop the lifelong skills that are often correlated with success in STEM: perseverance, logic/spatial awareness, problem-solving, etc. Playing with loose bricks, children are even more encouraged to develop these skills.

I love watching the boys build and play with LEGO at home and watching how they concentrate as they create new things. No screen time is needed as entertainment and it is educational play. Win, win!

Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO2

Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO2

Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO2

Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO2

Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO2

Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO2

Children learn by playing and when they are building with LEGO they are strengthening some crucial skills and using their creativity at the same time.

Do you have little ones who enjoying building and creating with LEGO bricks as well?

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with LEGO. However, all views and opinions are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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7 responses to “Celebrate National STEM Day with LEGO”

  1. Lynda Cook — November 5, 2018 @ 4:23 pm (#)

    That’s a whole lot of pieces to keep them busy for a long time, I love Legos and seeing what the kids can make!

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  2. Sarah — November 10, 2018 @ 5:58 am (#)

    LEGO is such a great way to explore STEM! My daughter has just started a howling an interest in science so I ago wing so excited to her explore that 🙂

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  3. Carole Dube — November 10, 2018 @ 8:41 am (#)

    My children loved lego when they were growing up and My granddaughter ask for Lego friends her Birthday coming up. She loves reading the insturctions and building.

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  4. Theresa C. — November 13, 2018 @ 2:02 pm (#)

    Those are smiles you can only get from LEGO! 😉

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  5. kristen visser — November 15, 2018 @ 7:22 am (#)

    you can never go wrong with lego! its on my oldest daughters christmas list ! as long as they keep it contained in one area lol

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  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 16, 2018 @ 7:43 am (#)

    I not only have grandchildren who love Lego but adults too! You’re never too old to play right?

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  7. Calvin — November 20, 2018 @ 9:56 am (#)

    Lego stimulates the mind and unleashes your creativity. Lovely gift idea.

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