Practical knowledge is the key, build structures with lego. Do tinkering give them recycle products like plastic bottles, card boards and build things together. Digital time will never give them practical knowledge.
Create a space for building with recycle materials, Lego, Screws, Nut & bolt, hammer, protective eye glasses and loads of time. This could be your garage or living room or basement. Keep it accessible, kids will surprise you their creation.
Other ideas to learn to build outside home:
- Home Depot weekend classes for kids to learn to build, http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops
- Lowes build and grow programs, http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/
- Store events in PotteryBarn, http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html
- Monthly build program in Lego stores- https://shop.lego.com/en-US/minibuild-registration