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Community people, Let's build character

Let's Build Character

In Preschool we’re building amazing things. Through play children build essential skills for life.

Help children discover their community

LEGO® Education Preschool solutions extend the inherent fun and limitless creativity of LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® bricks, enabling teachers to deliver engaging and playful learning experiences. This lays the foundation for the childrens' future character.

Learning about your community and all the people in it is an important part of preschool and childrens' development. Below, learn how LEGO Education supports preschool teachers with teaching and exploring community roles, read our insightful research papers, and find an inspiration activity to get you started. 

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Understand Roles & Responsibilities

As a preschooler learns more about the world around them, they will begin to discover different occupations, citizens, and people that are not like them. Using the Community Minifigure Set, educators can give children the opportunity to talk through different situations they could encounter in their community. 

  • Role-play
  • Speaking and listening
  • Collaboration
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Research & Insights

Discover community

Discover the community

Read about how play can help preschool children discover their community

Research & Insights
LEGO Education Research

Building Social Skills

Learn why play is so important to develop social and emotional skills as early as preschool.

Research & Insights
Math activity

Building Math Skills

Children develop important early math skills, in a playful, hands-on setting. Read more here

Research & Insights
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Imagination & Creativity

Read more about the importance of imagination and creativity.

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Read more about developing responsible citizens together.

Research & Insights
This is a big, big world. Even this city is too big for a child to understand. So finding their place in it is important. We choose play to get us there. The children play games to help see how they fit together

Susan, Preschool and Afterschool provider, China

Activities to Try in Your Preschool Classroom

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Role play

Imaginative play develops empathy. Children who engage in pretend play are better able to understand the feelings and ideas of others. Ask your children to imagine that they are someone else and build what that person would build. Consider asking questions like: What would your dad build? What would your best friend build? What would your local community hero build? 

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Being a Good Friend

Ask the children to draw or build a model of themselves. Then talk about ways to be a good friend by asking the following questions:

  1. How can you use your hands to be a good friend?
  2. How can you use your mouth to be a good friend?
  3. How can you use your legs to be a good friend?
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Math game

Encourage children to practice matching quantities to numbers. One child is the train engineer driving a train with loads of bricks or other items. The other children are holding numbered bricks and waiting for deliveries. The train engineer must stop and deliver the number of items that matches the numbers shown on each brick.

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Heroes and Villains

Ask children who are some of their favorite heroes and villains. What special powers do they have? What are their weaknesses? Who are their friends? Encourage children to use their imaginations to build and act out a story about their favorite characters.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Facilitate a discussion between your preschoolers around the different types of places in your town. Then, ask the children to build the place and talk about the people who work there. 

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