Bricks 4 Kidz is build­ing with Lego for fun

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KIDS on hol­i­days at Mt Buller can join in an additional ac­tiv­ity with a first time hol­i­day pro­gram ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’.

Bricks 4 Kidz is an ed­u­ca­tional chil­dren’s pro­gram, aimed at ages 3 to 13, whose motto is “we learn, we build, we play with…..LEGO Bricks”.

The pro­gram was founded in the United States in 2009 by Michelle Cote, who has de­signed all of the pro­pri­etary model plans us­ing her ar­chi­tec­ture back­ground.

Since then Bricks 4 Kidz has grown to be­come the num­ber one Chil­dren’s En­rich­ment Fran­chise (as ranked by En­tre­pre­neur Mag­a­zine) with more than 550 fran­chises in 27 coun­tries.

New to Aus­tralia in 2014, Bricks 4 Kidz has been taken up by lo­cal Mans­field oper­a­tors Joanne O’Brien and Mandy Kyn­ner­s­ley.

With their youngest chil­dren soon to be start­ing school and kinder, the two lo­cal mums were look­ing to re­turn to the work­force “but we wanted to do some­thing that was fun and mo­ti­vat­ing”.

Af­ter re­search­ing the fran­chise in­dus­try, Jo dis­cov­ered the Bricks 4 Kidz phe­nom­e­non and knew it was the right fit.

Com­bin­ing Kyn­ner­s­ley and O’Brien, KynOBi Learn­ing Pty Ltd was born and the two were soon off to the home of Bricks 4 Kidz, Florida USA, to com­plete their train­ing and be­come the Mas­ter Fran­chisee for Vic­to­ria.

The over­all goal is to pro­vide a fun hands-on learn­ing ac­tiv­ity for the chil­dren where prob­lem solv­ing skills, team­work, and self-es­teem are em­pha­sised and en­hanced.

“Bricks 4 Kidz of­fers an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for the chil­dren of Vic­to­ria,” said Joanne.

Bricks 4 Kidz will be run­ning a hol­i­day pro­gram over the term 2 school hol­i­days on Mt Buller at Alpine Cen­tral and Preschool classes and Af­ter School classes are sched­uled to com­mence in term 3 in Mans­field.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to enrol visit www.brick­s4kidzaus­ vic­to­ria-mel­bourne-mans­field, or con­tact kynobi@ brick­

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