STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
Lego is NOT just a toy. There are enormous possibilities to explore through Lego. Kids and adults may have different approaches towards Lego, but here, at Sunday Bricks our approach is the STEAM Methodology! Building Lego models involve silent thinking, patience, and creativity. Lego is a way to explore and develop the skills one didn’t know he/she possessed. Kids learn a number of salient skills in a fun way while playing Lego.
Playing Lego leads to –
- The understanding of spatial knowledge
- The science behind mass & weight
- The working of gravity & force
- The calculations involved in building a Lego structure (Lego architecture)
- Better usage of color combinations and different shapes
- Innovating and creating something new every time
- The ability to problem-solve with calm and patience
In our regular Sundays and 1- bricky day, each kid gets a Lego theme to explore. Themes are allotted to the kids based on their age and experience in building Lego. Kids get to build models based on the themes allotted; a Lego theme consists of 3-4 Lego models. Towards the second half of the session, they design a background suitable to the theme. They’re provided with additional Lego bricks to build their own Lego creations. At Sunday Bricks, kids are free to try absolutely anything creative – drawing, coloring and sometimes they also demonstrate short Lego stories.
Here are some Lego themes to explore at Sunday Bricks!