From Screen Time to Playtime: Using LEGO to Foster Healthy Habits in Children

1 September 2023

In a world where children are increasingly glued to screens, finding ways to encourage active and imaginative play is more important than ever. One solution that has stood the test of time is LEGO, the iconic building blocks that have sparked creativity in generations of kids. Now, LEGO enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi have a new reason to celebrate with the introduction of Pop in and Play, an exciting LEGO-themed play experience that is sure to captivate young minds and promote healthy habits.

The Pop in and Play LEGO experience is more than just a fun-filled activity for children—it offers a multitude of benefits that contribute to their holistic development. Here’s why parents and caregivers should encourage their little ones to participate:

1. Stimulates Creativity

LEGO bricks provide an open-ended platform for children to design, build, and innovate. By engaging in LEGO play, kids develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and unleash their imagination to create unique structures and stories.

2. Encourages Social Interaction

Pop in and Play serves as a meeting point for children with a shared passion for LEGO. It fosters a sense of community, allowing kids to collaborate, communicate, and develop valuable social skills as they work together to complete challenges and build impressive LEGO creations. 

3. Enhances Fine Motor Skills

Manipulating LEGO bricks requires precision and dexterity, helping children refine their fine motor skills. The act of connecting, stacking, and arranging bricks strengthens hand-eye coordination and promotes the development of fine motor abilities necessary for various daily tasks.

4. Promotes Cognitive Development

 LEGO play engages children in spatial awareness, geometry, and logical reasoning. As they plan, organize, and construct their creations, kids exercise their cognitive abilities, enhancing their understanding of concepts such as symmetry, balance, and structural integrity.

5. Reduces Screen Time

 Pop in and Play provides a healthy alternative to excessive screen time. By immersing children in a hands-on LEGO experience, it encourages them to step away from electronic devices and engage in imaginative play, promoting a more balanced and active lifestyle.

Choose Your Preferred Venue

World Trade Center Abu Dhabi: Located in the heart of the city, the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi venue of Pop in and Play promises a world of endless possibilities. As children step into the vibrant LEGO wonderland, they will be greeted by a plethora of LEGO bricks, structures, and challenges that await their creative touch. From building towering skyscrapers to constructing intricate vehicles, this venue will inspire young builders to think big and turn their wildest imaginations into reality. Book here.

Yas Mall, Yas Island Abu Dhabi: Nestled within the renowned Yas Mall on Yas Island, the Pop in and Play experience offers a fantastic escape for children and families. The venue is a true haven for LEGO enthusiasts, boasting an expansive play area filled with colorful bricks and captivating LEGO-themed activities. Kids can embark on exciting building challenges, collaborate with new friends, and immerse themselves in a world where anything is possible. From constructing their dream houses to assembling a bustling LEGO city, the opportunities for creativity are boundless. Book here.
 The Galleria Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi: For those seeking a unique and immersive LEGO experience, The Galleria Al Maryah Island is the place to be. This venue transforms into a LEGO wonderland, where children can unleash their imaginations and embark on unforgettable adventures. Kids can join forces with their favorite LEGO characters, engage in interactive play, and let their creativity soar to new heights. Book here.