As you’re going through lesson plans this summer and prepping for the upcoming school year, you might be surprised to know that some of the most advanced educational tools for developing creativity … are right in your kids’ toy bin.

Hand-eye coordination, lateral thinking, improving literacy—these are just a few of the many ways LEGO toys can assist in your students’ skill development. Established in Denmark in the 1940s, LEGO toys have become synonymous with kids. In fact, the blocks are so popular with children that LEGO has designed educational products and curricula, and teachers are using them in their classrooms. It’s just further proof that fun is one of the building blocks of education. Take a minute to check out this fun infographic and learn more: