Little Brick Schoolhouse

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HOMESCHOOLING with LEGO®

We are a homeschooling family with three sons who have been enthusiasts of construction toys ever since they were old enough to sit up and play. It reminds me of the saying, “If you build it they will come” – only in our case it’s “If you buy it they will build it.”

This would include: classic wooden alphabet and geometric shape blocks, Lincoln Logs and Kapla planks, model trains and marble runs, Erector Sets and K’Nex, 3-D puzzles and snap cubes, MEGA Bloks and LEGO® bricks. Yes, they’ve even built stuff out of ordinary cardboard boxes, toothpicks and Popsicle sticks.

Of course, LEGO® has always been their favorite! I'm estimating that our house is filled with about 20,000 LEGO® pieces of all shapes, sizes, and colors. LEGO® models are displayed on shelves, LEGO® bins are stacked in closets, LEGO® boxes are stored beneath beds, and the floor is usually covered with creations in progress.

We give LEGO® sets as Christmas gifts, we’ve had LEGO®-themed birthday parties, and the kids have a second collection of LEGO® toys at Grandma’s house. Our oldest son recently built a Lego model of Orthanc from The Lord of the Rings. It stands 4 ½ feet tall, weighs 20 pounds, and contains over 4,000 black LEGO® bricks!

Lego Orthanc

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The boys have learned everything from colors, to math concepts, to architectural concepts through LEGO® bricks. Not to mention all of the imaginary adventures they've undertaken. Hey, how about that! LEGO® toys are educational and children spend hours playing with them. What more can a mom ask for?

Sure, it's a constant challenge trying to keep the place picked up. I don’t know of too many parents who, at one time or another, haven’t had the painful experience of accidentally stepping on LEGO® bricks in bare feet. And my husband often laments at how much money we’ve spent on those little bits of plastic.

I must admit, the prices on some LEGO® sets make you wish there was more you can do with them than just putting them together and letting them sit there gathering dust. Well, don’t despair – this website will give you lots of great ideas for activities and projects!

Hmm… now if only someone would invent a LEGO® bulldozer that could scoop up the stray pieces scattered all over the floor.


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The Little Brick Schoolhouse is not affiliated with The LEGO® Group of companies and LEGO® does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site or its content. LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies. This means that the word LEGO® is a brand name and should technically be used as an adjective (e.g., LEGO® bricks, LEGO® toys, LEGO® models, LEGO® sets, etc. – not “Legos” as is so common in everyday speech). In addition, LEGO® is actually written in uppercase letters. LEGO® fans, let's stand behind this special brand by not diluting their trademark. Visit the official LEGO® website: www.LEGO.com.