About Lego Play & Skills Developed
What is LEGO-Based Social Skills?
LEGO-Based Social Skills is a collaborative play group in which children work together to build LEGO models. Instead of building LEGO sets by themselves, children work in pairs or teams of 3. The task of LEGO building is divided into different roles, such that social interaction is necessary to participate. By doing this, children practice key skills of collaboration, joint attention, fair division of labor, sharing, turn taking, eye contact, gaze-following, verbal and nonverbal communication. LEGO-Based Social Skills can be held in both individual and group sessions during which natural opportunities are used to practice social communication, social support, social problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
Lego-Based Social Skills is both evidence and research based.