Can Lego Play Make You Smarter?
Can LEGO® Play make you Smarter?
Young or old, everyone loves LEGO®. In fact, our obsession has been noticed by Hollywood as they are currently in production for an exciting new series – LEGO Masters.
You can build just about anything with these colorful little bricks. You’re only limited by your imagination. Apparently, a person with years of playing with LEGO® has now opened the door for stardom. Who’d have thought?
More than Stardom
While the majority of us may not be so fortunate to be on a T.V. show such as LEGO Masters, we can all still benefit. A new study by Lego Japan has uncovered some interesting facts about how playing with LEGO® has had a positive impact on its graduates from its most prestigious universities.
“Over 60 percent of graduates from all of the above-mentioned universities actually played with a bunch of LEGO® sets when they were kids.”
The study interviewed 100 graduates from six of Japan’s elite universities:
• Universities of Tokyo
Those who participated in the study were asked about what they did during their childhood, touching on how their hobbies may have affected their adult development in the long run.
The results were amazing! Over 60 percent of graduates from all of the above-mentioned universities actually played with a bunch of LEGO® sets when they were kids. More important, 92 percent stated that they chose to build things without additional instructions and to do it from scratch instead.
The graduates were asked about what consequence LEGO® may have had on their brain’s growth over the years, and quite a few of the participants answered that they found it had improved spatial organization, creativity, as well as their concentration.
Playing with LEGO® helps sharpen young minds. It is also believed to help sharpen the minds of our elderly. If you have children, consider having them play with bricks too, as it could very well improve their chances of attending the school of their choice.
You don’t have to go to Japan to get smarter playing with LEGO®. At brickLAB, Inc., conveniently located in Frisco, TX, we provide thousands of individual LEGO® elements of every shape, size, and color. Come check it out for yourself.