Morgan Peltier is the Program Coordinator and Children’s Librarian for the Fort St. John Public Library. She says the event requires everyone to use their imagination while bringing the entire family together.
“What it is, is an opportunity for us to have a really fun creativity building event that is great for the whole family,” she explains. “By the whole family I really do mean that because in our competition today we have everything a mom and her five year old son to a four year old boy, his parents and grandparents making up a team.”
Peltier adds that the competition has always been a part of Fort St. John Loves Families week while making children exercise a number of important skills.
“The first year Fort St. John did the week was three years ago and we were looking for different events to put in the week and this is what we decided to do,” she says. “It’s just a wonderful tie in because it really is a very open ended, very creative, and very engaging activity. Lego is great at building literacy skills and verbal communication. Of course it’s a wonderful tool to use as a young child because it helps develop your fine motor skills.”
Families took part in a number of challenges with the Lego including building flights of stairs, Lego glasses, and a turkey dinner.