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Do you have a young architect in your family? A recent study by a professional engineer showed that there is a shortage of engineers, architects, and creative builders that are needed for current jobs. Legos have been a favorite building toy for decades. The company has produced new products to keep up with the interests of children every year for decades. Most childcare centers have sets of legos in the block center in classrooms. Legos offer many ways to create constructions. Colors, shapes, and ways to connect these timeless building blocks are all part of the endless interest that children still have in these building tools. Building with legos and blocks give children the opportunity explore spacial relationships, directional relationships with objects, and measurement skills. These early math skills are all a part of learning skills that blocks offer. Legos add variety to block collections. Constructing with legos and blocks gives children the opportunity develop hand-eye coordination and strengthen their hands and fingers. Cooperative play with legos and blocks can build social relationships along with a creative structure.

The Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota is sponsoring the Lego Club for ages 5-12. The next meeting is on Saturday, March 15th from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Children are invited to bring their own legos or to use the legos that will be provided at the meeting. The Lego Club is a great way to meet new friends who share the same interest in building. Come and see what you and your friends can make with these favorite building tools.

The Gulf Gate Library is temporarily located at the Sarasota square Mall next to JC Penney and Yoders. The mall is located at 8210 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. You may call 941-861-1241 or email mguffanti@sclibs.net for information about this fun club.

Check out the included video for more benefits of providing blocks for your child and create your own little architect.

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