In recent months, Mr D and Miss E have started to really enjoy Lego – it was prompted by our visit to the Lego exhibition at The Lowry a few months ago. Since then, they’ve both been really engaged with Lego and have had a couple of small kits that they have really enjoyed building.
It’s interesting, to me, to see just how much they have both improved in terms of being able to follow the instructions for the kits as well as fitting the Lego together – only needing help with the smaller pieces.
I spotted that, at the beginning of July, there is a superb exhibition taking place in Manchester – Bricktastic. It looks excellent and promises to be a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing Lego sculptures as well as getting hands on and playing with Lego. I’m also intrigued to learn more about how I can put Lego to use in our general learning at home in the future.
I am really looking forward to it – we haven’t told the children we are going yet. We will keep it as a surprise for them when we get the train into the City on the Saturday morning. I am sure they’ll find it really exciting if their previous reaction to Lego is anything to go by.
The event is presented by a charity called Fairy Bricks. Fairy Bricks donate Lego sets to childrens’ hospices and hospitals across Manchester and The North West – helping to bring a smile to sick children. I know when I was in hospital with Mr D when he was first born there were children that were sick and didn’t have much to keep them occupied across the day. When the play team came in with Lego and the such you could hear the children brighten up almost instantly. It seems like a really worthwhile charity, and one I am happy to support.
If you are interested in going along to Bricktastic it runs at Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex) on 1 and 2 July 2017. You can buy tickets here.