Jun 05, 2024

How the Build-it Box Supports Kids with Special Educational Needs

Children playing and learning with LEGO® Bricks with a Build-it Box in front header image.png

One of the best things about the Build-it Box is its ability to unlock creativity in children of all abilities. For kids with SEN (special educational needs), who may struggle with traditional learning methods, the Build-it Box offers a breath of fresh air and a chance to shine. With its open-ended design and endless possibilities, the Build-it Box invites children to explore, experiment, and create without limits.

Sensory-Friendly Fun

Child lying on the ground surrounded by LEGO® Bricks.png For children with sensory processing challenges, the tactile nature of LEGO® bricks can be incredibly therapeutic. The Build-it Box provides a hands-on sensory experience that engages multiple senses and promotes sensory integration. Whether it’s the smooth texture of the bricks or the satisfying click of two pieces snapping together, the Build-it Box offers a sensory-rich environment that’s both calming and stimulating for kids with SEN.

Fine Motor Skills

Children displaying fine motor skills with LEGO® Bricks.png Building with LEGO® bricks isn’t just fun – it’s also a fantastic way to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. For children with SEN who may struggle with fine motor control, the Build-it Box provides a safe and supportive space to practice these skills in a fun and engaging way. Whether it’s stacking bricks, connecting pieces, or manipulating small objects, the Build-it Box offers endless opportunities for fine motor development.

Social Interaction

Children socialising and having fun with LEGO® Bricks.png Building with LEGO® bricks is often a collaborative activity, and the Build-it Box is no exception. For children with SEN who might struggle with social interaction, the Build-it Box provides a valuable opportunity to connect with peers, work together on projects, and practice important social skills such as turn-taking, sharing, and communication. Whether it’s building a LEGO® masterpiece with friends or collaborating on a group project in the classroom, the Build-it Box fosters a sense of belonging among children of all abilities.

Confidence and Self-Esteem

Confident child playing with LEGO® Bricks.png Perhaps the most important benefit of the Build-it Box for children with SEN is the boost it provides to their confidence and self-esteem. The Build-it Box offers an opportunity to set your own boundaries and goals, so there are no pressures of getting the “right answer” or having to follow the instructions to a T. Each brick they stack and each creation they build fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment that carries over into all areas of a child’s life.

Get Your Build-it Box

So, mums, dads, educators, what are you waiting for? Discover how the Build-it Box can help your child’s development today. Whether it’s in the classroom, at home, or in a therapy setting, the Build-it Box is a valuable tool that supports learning, development, and most importantly, the happiness and well-being of every child.

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