I don’t know about all you other mums, but there are very few other activities that keep my kids engaged and entertained as long as LEGO® does! All three of my children absolutely love LEGO® building, but no one as much as my eldest, Jackson. He truly blows us away with his imagination and creations.
According to The Barossa Co Op; “Lego teaches various soft skills that will shape the way that they work and interact with others including, creative thinking, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.”The Barossa Co Op
We were recently gifted a box of LEGO® and I told the kids to build whatever they wanted from it, using their imaginations run wild…
Brooke opted to try to follow the instructions in the booklet to start with, but that didn’t last too long. She then created a “gum ball machine”… my little sweet addict 😉
Jordy had within minutes whipped up a car and was only too chuffed with himself. Give him anything with wheels and he is a happy boy!
Jackson took this task very seriously, as he naturally does most things. He whipped out our LEGO® box to add to the box we were gifted to create a massive fort, complete with working guns, cctv cameras, a treasure box the soldiers were protecting and a hospital for anyone wounded in battle. See the video on my Instagram to check it out. He is such a beautiful boy with a beautiful, creative mind. He wants to be an architect one day.
Speaking of incredible kids – Michelle Nkamankeng is a South African novelist, from Johannesburg, who has become the youngest author in South Africa and also by being in the top 10 of the world’s youngest authors. Michelle is only 9 years old and wrote her first book at only 7 years old! Michelle has written children’s books because she realised that most children’s books were written by adults.
“I’ve always loved creative play, whether it was fancy dress or building amazing creations with LEGO® bricks,” she says. “Building sets taught me the importance of a good foundation and structure – which every story needs! Breaking those sets down and building my own crazy inventions showed me that just about anything is possible – and that I can change the world with my creativity, if I just put my mind to it!”Michelle Nkamankeng
Here’s some incredible news for all of you:
Michelle together with the LEGO® brand will be giving LEGO lovers a chance to score a free copy of her book “The Little Mouse” when you spend more than R1,000 on selected LEGO® sets.
Another way you can help underprivileged communities is to donate your pre-loved children’s books, and for every book donated you will receive 100 Brick Rewards. Exclusive to LEGO® Certified Stores in South Africa.
“I hope that all of South Africa’s children are inspired to rise up and tackle the world’s challenges, that they use their creativity to rebuild the world,” she says. “It’s up to us to find new ways of fixing old problems and challenging the status quo. You don’t need power or an army to rebuild the world – you just need to be creative.Michelle Nkamankeng
Paid Partnership with LEGO® South Africa