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Learning through play

Play is one of our favourite ways of learning!

Play enables us to explore, practise and try out ways of tackling similar challenges in the real world. Skills like problem-solving, creativity, empathy, communication and teamwork all have their foundations in play.Therefore, all our school programmes in LEGO® House are based on a playful learning approach. Children’s learning should focus on a set of holistic skills that empower and equip them for the challenges they’ll face in their life.

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Five play zones – five competences.

Five play zones – five competences

This holistic approach to children’s development is reflected in the layout of LEGO® House, where you find four zones and an outside roof area. Each of the zones focuses on one the following five overall competences that we find crucial:

  • Blue Zone focuses on cognitive competences
  • Green Zone focuses on social competences
  • Yellow Zone focuses on emotional competences
  • Red Zone focuses on creative competences
  • The roof terraces focus on physical competences

It is important to stress that these skills do not exist in isolation, but support each other.


The genuine playful learning experience

Common for all LEGO® House school programmes are that children will get a playful learning experience based on the following:

  • Joy. When children enjoy what they do and are internally motivated, they naturally seek information, take pride in challenges and remember things for longer. All our programmes are built upon learning being playful.
  • Meaningfulness. Children learn through experiences that are relevant and meaningful, by exploring things in the environment that are familiar to them. Our school programme relates the context to what the children already know and are interested in.
  • Active engagement. When children are active, they are not only sitting, watching and listening, but combining their body and mind to remember things better and more deeply. Naturally, LEGO bricks are used in all our programmes to ensure all children are actively engaged.
  • Iterations. Children learn most efficiently when they experiment with ideas, produce something new, and iterate by comparing new information to their previous understanding. The school programmes include iteration loops. With LEGO bricks, you can easily build things you imagine, take things apart and test out new opportunities.
  • Social interaction. Children co-construct their knowledge in dialogue with other people. The brain learns efficiently through social interactions, jointly creating something and sharing their joy. The school programmes build upon children working together and sharing what they are doing.

Learning is an integral part of everything we do

The playful learning approach that the LEGO® House school programmes are built upon has been developed through decades of collaboration between the LEGO Foundation and world-leading academic researchers in the fields of creativity, play and learning.

In LEGO House, we have made a school programme that makes it fun to learn – facilitated by LEGO House guides.

It is important for us that LEGO House reaches as many school children as possible from all over Denmark. For this reason, the LEGO Foundation will reimburse 50pct of the entrance fee per learner and give a financial contribution for transportation to LEGO House.

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