Here at Nursery we use Lego and Duplo as part of our structured play and also our free play. We find that it improves social skills as well as playskills. Lego offers a highly repetative and structured form of play that all children, including those with ASD, find appealing.
LEGO therapy/play encourages collaboration, pretending, and non-verbal communication. It allows us to praise children when projects are completed, as well as changing projects/models allowing a child to successfully break from routine, repetitive patterns. This process helps children with autism develop creative responses and improved coping patterns when faced with changes in routine.
We are an inclusive Nursery that supports children from all backgrounds. When chidlren have additional needs we seek ways in which to support these needs whilst including all children and not setting children apart in any way. To find our more about our activities and daily routines, please feel free to contact us on 01689 829501 to arrange a visit.