UNICEF and the Lego Foundation support more than 145,000 children in Jordan to learn through play

Play is paramount for all children’s healthy development and fostering the breadth of skills they need to navigate a complex and uncertain world.

UNICEF Jordan
Child playing with legos
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10 January 2019

Thousands of boxes with LEGO® play materials have been distributed in schools, kindergartens and Makani Centres throughout the country.

 

The support from the LEGO Foundation to UNICEF is helping children and their parents from vulnerable districts and Syrian refugees.

Mother playing with her children
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“We are happy to be creating something and my children are learning how to share and participate,” 

Rahaf, mother of 3
Child playing with legos
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“I feel very excited because I have achieved my dream and seen #LEGO bricks right in front of me. We can make a house 🏡 an airplane ✈️ a machine and many other things,”

9-year-old Yousef
Lady standing in a room with children playing
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“Learning through play is very important because it’s child-centered. The teacher steps back, while the child is in the driving seat,”

Sajeda, Early Childhood Development Specialist at UNICEF

What's your favourite thing to build with LEGO?

Use #LearningThroughPlay to tell us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNICEFmena 
Child playing with legos
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Thanks to our partnership with @LEGOFoundation over 145,000 children are learning through play in Jordan this year 🙌

Child playing with legos
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