Harvard Medical School Promotes a Strengths-Based Approach to Autism

I cannot tell you how excited I was to see this article posted to one of the Autism Facebook groups to which I belong.  It is so good to see that this approach to teaching and interacting with children on the Autism spectrum is gaining ground, and that the word is slowly getting out there – by no less a …

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kids n bricks is Helping in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

Our LEGO® FUN DAY Fundraisers are becoming a real hit in the Mississauga community! After all, who doesn’t love to create and build with literally thousands of LEGO® bricks, including so MANY different, specialized pieces!? And when the event is geared towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that devastates so many children and young adults, it’s …

LEGO® LEARNING AND INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING – TWO PEAS IN A POD

To those who understand the capacity of LEGO® in the context of learning, the following statement will come as no surprise … LEGO® is, by its very nature, the ideal medium for inquiry-based learning. In very broad terms, inquiry-based learning (IBL) refers to an educational methodology whereby a facilitator poses questions, problems or scenarios to introduce a concept. Students are …

LEGO® LEARNING – HOW LEGO® HELPS KIDS LEARN MATH

One of the things that I especially admire about LEGO® is its uncanny ability to translate an abstract concept into something that kids can easily relate to and understand. Take math concepts, for example. Simply by grouping a bunch of random bricks, you can teach your child how to add (5 bricks plus 5 bricks equals 10); subtract (10 bricks …