__Due to ongoing health issues, the Special Needs Homeschool site has not been updated. The resources here are timeless and I hope you continue to visit and share! I am hoping to get back here as soon as the dust settles to update and revive SNH. In the meantime, the SNH Facebook page and group are hopping with resources and support.
Legos are awesome. Not only are they great for strategic thinking, planning ahead, fine motor skills, imagination, architectural art, problem solving, and fun, they can also be used to teach so much more!
Math is an easy subject when it comes to legos. Legos are counters, manipulatives, can be measured in linear or in measuring cups, weighed, things to build can be mapped out ahead of time, and they are colour coded ahead of time. You can build times table grids, grouping, sorting, and stacking. Models to scale are fun too!
Lego have their own comic books too. You can get them online, for free for the first year. A fun and easy tool to encourage reading! http://club1.lego.com/en-US/legomagazine/default.aspx The magazines have cute comics, contests, ideas for the imagination, and all the latest Lego news of course. I have taken legos and drawn letters on them. That way, we had colour coded phonics, in a manipulative form. A fun way to spell things out too! In columns and rows or straight across the mat.