Buying Lego to Develop Creativity in Your Child
We receive lots of requests from parents asking which LEGO sets to buy for the Lego contest or in general. To help you we have classified Lego sets into two broad categories: open-ended sets and close-ended sets.
The most commonly bought Lego sets are the close-ended sets which represent a specific model on the box. These come with detailed building instructions and have parts that are suited to build a specific model. Many children do not feel encouraged to dismantle that model and build something else. These sets are good for children to pick-up different building techniques and the ability to follow instructions, and develop spatial skills. But, they are not ideal for stimulating creative thinking in your child.
For the purpose of developing creativity, we recommend buying open-ended Lego sets like the Classic series. These sets encourage children to think beyond one model and beyond one way of building. It offers the child flexibility to build anything from their imagination. This 'free-building' opens up a world of possibilities for the child. It helps develop divergent thinking and creativity in the child.
To help you choose from the overwhelming options available in the market, we have shortlisted sets that are currently available on Amazon. Click on any of the Lego set images below and it will take you to Amazon India website, from where you could purchase these sets.
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