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Lego is very much of the Learning Lab.  As we homeschool, free time in between lessons are really that FREE TIME and it is usually on building a lego scene like the one above.

A child’s imagination is such a precious gift, shaped by his/her personality and experience.  Time, space and opportunity are some of the key conditions for it to thrive.  

Sadly, many education establishments inhibit this as children are made to restrict their imaginative impulse.  I am glad the LEGO Foundation and Cambridge University are collaborating to promote play in early childhood.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/15/children-learn-play-age-eight-lego?

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