Bea Inclusive TV and Podcast
In the last episode of Bea Inclusive TV, I was talking about whether to cancel your Lego® based Therapy session when one of your children is absent.
In this episode of Bea Inclusive TV:
I will review the Lego® Duplo my first car creations.
You will be able to see how many different collaborative projects you can make out of this set.
By commenting under this video, you also give yourself a chance to win the Lego®
Duplo Set that I review today.
You will be able to see how I check and prepare my projects for children.
To all who will comment I will send you 7 instructions for each individual project that you can build out of this great Lego® Duplo set.
If you are new to me, my name is Bea and I’m deeply passionate about helping children to become independent and happy adults and I’ve made it my mission to help schools/settings to create truly inclusive practice through documenting my personal experience as the Lego® based Therapy Expert and Facilitator, Autism Lead Practitioner and Creator and Funder of the Brick-by-Brick Academy (In-House and Online Training Hub).
I believe that each child is unique, and each setting is different, but one thing is certain that we all would like to help our children to thrive, from day one.
Especially, now where 1 out of 4 people struggle with mental health and where children struggle with social skills and a high level of anxiety. It’s not surprising that plenty of professionals are seeking new, positive, and engaging ways to develop children’s social communication skills through a positive change to their setting’s culture, in a way that will benefit both (children and adults). My reasons for advocating Lego® based Therapy are simple: I saw the effectiveness of this approach and positive change in children and adults’ emotional and behavioural responses. Understanding individual child/person and delivering child-centered and evidence-based provision is extremely important. Especially now where children spend so much time in front of the computer and lack social opportunities to practice communication, language, and social skills.
Well, I’m here to show you otherwise and inspire you to create a safe, trustworthy Lego® based Therapy Interventions/approach where your children will be able to collaborate and socialise in a structured way to spend more time, to develop your children’s emotional/social intelligence. I’ve realised that you don’t have to make extreme changes and spend thousands of pounds to help children and improve your school provision. Sometimes, you don’t have to do something radical or expensive, but you just have to be proactive. So, here is me inviting you to follow my journey in creating truly inclusive provision that helps you to support children and develop your skills. Are you ready? Let’s go!
I must say that I really enjoyed exploring this collaborative set and while I was doing it, I could picture children enjoying these projects. There is no instruction to follow included in the set. There is only the leaflet included, so I suggest taking photos and creating your own instructions. But Bea you will say – I don’t have time! If that’s the case, then don’t you worry. Simply comment under the video and I will give you access to my instructions.
If you work in a primary school then this collaborative set is suitable for the Nursery, Reception, and Y1 children. This is also good for children with special needs. I used similar sets with my children on the autistic spectrum and planned as the TEACCH individual workstation tasks. These are always a huge hit.
If you like me running small social groups in the early years this could be easily organised as a group activity. You will need only 10-20 minutes depending on children’s needs. Through this activity, you can practice sitting skills, listening skills, talking skills, turn-taking skills, and many more.
There are only 34 pieces in the box, but I like the fact that you can make at least 7 different designs.
As you can see making instructions and checking the sets is one of those jobs that we know we must do but sometimes struggle with time. It’s hard work but this will help you to effectively use your resources and facilitate your sessions.
I love creating and making Lego® based Therapy resources for Lego® based Therapy facilitators and you can see me here preparing the Brick-by-Brick Program that will go to Canada this week.
Today you could explore the Lego® Duplo set with me and I hope your children will enjoy building this set.