When Elizabeth Stillabower was growing up, LEGOs were fun to play with at home after school.
So when her 7-year-old daughter came home and said she wanted to join her school’s LEGO club, Stillabower was surprised. What used to be a toy was now a way for her daughter to get more involved at school.
In the past three years, elementary schools have started adding clubs that differ from the typical athletic and academic groups, such as Math or Science bowls, that involve more students in new activities. Schools are offering more extracurricular activities to the youngest students so they can learn about different topics, such as knitting or robots.