Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Learning Power of Lego [Infographic]

Ole Kirk Christiansen created Legos in the 1940s in Denmark. Ole’s company originally sold and made wooden stepladders and ironing boards, until he started making wooden toys. The toys were more popular, so he decided to sell toys exclusively. He named the company LEGO, which came from the Danish phrase “play well“.

Lego bricks have withstood the test of time because of their unlimited open-ended possibilities - 400 billion bricks have been produced since 1958. Lego has been going strong for the last sixty years, developing children’s creativity, fine motor skills, teamwork, and curiosity. Who knows what the next fifty years will bring!

Check out this infographic to learn some history of LEGO and how it’s being used in the education field.

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Via: onlinecollege
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