LEGO has therapeutic benefits, here is how to access them

How to get the most out of LEGO's therapeutic benefits as an adult, with children and through LEGO-based therapy.
Photo: Vlad Hilitanu, Unsplash. Hands holding LEGO figures. They are all pointing their figures towards the centre.

It’s proven! The hands-on (and relatively mess-free) activity of stacking LEGO bricks has therapeutic benefits that can range from reliving stress and improving emotional well-being to helping children develop social communication skills.

LEGO-based therapy has been adopted by neuropsychologists and health professionals to facilitate sessions with people – adults and children – who are on the autism spectrum. Researchers have found that building LEGO can be an exercise in problem solving, planning and social interaction, with transferrable benefits in real-life situations.

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