Building Skills or Building Kits?
How Kids and Adults Think About Legos

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LEGOS AS MATERIALS AND LEGOS IN USE

This page reviews the history of Legos and the distribution of Legos various Lego products. It also includes a description and illustration of different Lego products and examples of Legos being used by children and adults in a variety of different contexts. Against the background of this information, we have also provided our own assessment of the pedagogic potential of Legos. A brief summary of this information is provided on our exhibit home page.

History of Legos [section]

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Variety of Legos products

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Distribution of Legos [section]

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Examples of Legs in use [section]

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Pegagogic Potential [section]
Some thoughts about the potential of Legos to stimulate and support children's learning -- with and without adult guidance.