Do Playing With Legos Make You Smarter?

By Theodore N.

Parents usually say that studying and going to school will make you smarter, but did you know that playing with Legos makes you smarter too?  With colorful Lego bricks, an adult or child can develop their cognitive thinking, refining of fine motor skills, increase hand-eye coordination, and boost S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, engineering and math) skills.

Children with learning disabilities use Lego Therapy. This form of therapy consists of building with Legos to relieve stress and anxiety.

It is proven that when toddlers play with Legos, they have a bigger brain capacity, than toddlers that did not play with Legos at an early age.


Legos are not only toys, but they can be used as models on a professional level. In fact, MIT engineers use Legos frequently for small sized models.

Legos are also displayed in many museums. For example, the Original Legoland Museum educates visitors on the start of Lego, and how Lego is made. This museum is also is very similar to California’s Legoland, and even has a waterpark!  

Legos are not only a fun childhood toy but now can be used by adults and children alike, for playing and educational purposes.

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