Lego Therapy

By volunteer, Leesa

Connect Health & Community volunteer, Leesa enjoys many creative pursuits and is looking forward to sharing her skills with clients in the future.

The world’s biggest toymaker is Lego, with children everywhere loving to play with it because they can build anything from their imagination.

But nowadays more adults, like myself, love to play with Lego and many people who play with Lego find it helps to reduces stress levels and improve their wellbeing, especially when they have high pressure job.

I play with my Lego to help with my coordination of my hands and fingers, it also helps me to be less stressed. 

Most of the time when I use Lego, I love to build things by using my imagination and not just following the instructions.  Sometimes I will used instructions if I want to build a specific thing, like a train, but I will use my brain to work out how I want to build the train track.

At the moment I am planning and designing my Lego City by using three 6ft trestle tables together.  In the coming year, I hope to create a Lego City that includes:

  • A city
  • A train with two or three train stations and track
  • An amusement park; and
  • A beach or lake

In the future when I can return on site to Connect Health and Community, I hope to run a Lego group for clients so they can get some therapy for their hands and fingers (as well as their brains) by building things.  

Through the Lego Therapy Groups I would like to see clients talking to each other as they build, sharing ideas and using their hands and fingers to develop their motor skills, as well as developing their skills in Lego. 

Below is a photo of the first train in my Lego City.

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