Does your little one enjoy building things?
It can be so much fun learning how things work, taking things apart and putting them back together, or building something brand new. Long Island has some great places for children of all ages to explore their building skills.
Places to Take Little Builders: Bricks 4 Kidz offers a variety of programs including, Mommy & Me, open play, summer camps, and several different classes. They also offer fun building birthday parties.
RKidTects offers classes, holiday workshops, kids night out, and summer sessions. If you are thinking of having a birthday party at home, you can even have them supply the Legos and fun.
Head on over to Lil’Builders, where various programs are offered, including, open play, private play dates, classes based on age, Mommy’s “Time Out”, and even a Daddy & Me program! Your lil builder can also celebrate their birthday at the building studio.
Lowe’s has a free workshop for kids every other Saturday from 10-12. It is best to sign up in advance for the workshop, but they do allow walk-ins if there are any spots left the day of.
The Home Depot also has free kids workshops that are held the first Saturday of each month. Check your local store for more information.
The Long Island Children’s Museum has an area called Bricks & Sticks, which is dedicated to children building and investigating, as well as an area where you can join the LICM construction crew. The Children’s Museum of the East End offers a Lego club.
Public libraries often have a Lego program, where children get to create their own masterpieces. Check your local library for when the program may be offered.
Photo Credit: Long Island Childrens Museum, Brick4kidz, Janet Brandsema, & Flickr