group of children are learning how to communicate in social situations
by working together to build a construction, using Lego bricks, in a
therapeutic setting. It falls under the broader category of play
therapy and provides a natural way for children to learn about
themselves, relationships and the world around them by sharing key
social experiences with their peers.
Lego Group helps children
become more responsible for their behaviour and they develop successful
strategies for this. This group helps them to develop respect and
acceptance of self and others, and empathy for the thoughts and
feelings of others too. Lego therapy provides a natural opportunity for
communication, putting emphasis on co-operation, problem solving and
This group is different to simply ‘playing’
with Lego. It follows the principles of play therapy and the children
learn how to relate to others in a structured environment for a set
amount of time. They are supported by a trained member of staff and
learn to follow the Lego Group Rules.
outcomes for the pupils include reduced anxiety, about social
interactions, and building positive peer relationships.