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This baby boy just won a lifetime pass to Legoland, paving a way for a better future
Lucas Atkinson, who was just born this week, has a lifetime pass to Legoland because he was born in the theme parks parking lot, according to ITV News. - photo by Herb Scribner
Lucas Atkinson, who was born this week, has received a lifetime pass to Legoland because he was born in the theme parks parking lot, according to ITV News.

Earlier this week, Janine Atkinson was on her way to the hospital to give birth to her baby boy. But she pulled over into the theme parks parking lot and gave birth there instead, ITV News reported.

The park decided to give the baby boy a lifetime pass to the resort, according to the parks Facebook page.

We wanted to say a huge congratulations to the Atkinson family, who welcomed the very first LEGOLAND Windsor baby into the world over the Bank Holiday weekend! the Facebook page read.

This is good news for the Atkinsons, as LEGOs have long been known to help children develop mentally. For example, a study cited by Psychology Today found that people are more creative when theyre allowed to experiment with LEGOs and create something without instructions.

The researchers had 135 undergraduate students free-build or kit-build with LEGOs before they took tests that asked questions about creativity. The study found that those who kit-build werent as creative, Psychology Today reported.

LEGOs have also been known to help children who have autism with creativity, too. Children who often feel uncomfortable or unsocial will become more creative when using LEGOs, according to a study from the University of Rochester.

Children with autism who participated in the study would often build the same structure over and over, but eventually reached a comfort level where they would then make their own unique creation, the study said.

With positive reinforcement and teaching sessions, such tasks as engaging in novel conversations, posing new questions and creating new ways to play could be within reach for children with ASD, the study said.

Construction toys in general can help inspire children to find interest in STEM-related fields, according to The International Business Times, which will help those children earn more money down the road and avoid poverty.

This is why many schools, including Public School 188 in Coney Island, New York, have used LEGOs in their classrooms.

The children are learning about different opportunities that they havent been privy to or even known about before, principal Fred Tudda told the New York Daily News. To hear a 10-year-old young lady say she has the opportunity to become an engineer and now shes thinking along those lines, to me thats changing the world.
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