LEGO Robotics is a fun, kid-friendly way to encourage your children’s interest in STEM subjects. These include math, science, robotics and engineering. Robotics is also about coding and programming. Certainly, this gets your kids familiar with the latest technology.
Some kids enjoy these subjects organically. Meanwhile, other kids require engaging teachers to spark an interest.
LEGO Robotics involves children on many levels, leading to richer experiences. That’s why KidzToPros offers a variety of LEGO Robotics camps, for kids of all ages. (These camps operate both in person and online.)
Robotics are everywhere.
Britannica Kids defines robots as machines that perform independently of people. At the same time, robots do only what a person builds them to do.
Like what, you ask? They have a variety of uses.
Firstly, robots can do tasks too dangerous for humans. Repairing tricky bridges at a high elevation, for example. Secondly, robots can complete tasks quickly when there is little room for error.
Robots also perform tricky surgery in hard-to-reach places. They complete simple chores like mowing the lawn or vacuuming the carpet. This helps everyone.
What exactly is LEGO Robotics?
According to Getting Started with LEGO Robotics by Mark Gura, it’s “teaching and learning based on LEGO Robotics kits.” They enable kids with no experience to “design, build, and program small-scale robots.”
Sounds fun, right?
Future generations will interact more with robots as they grow up. Therefore, they should get comfortable with them. And also learn how to have some fun.
LEGO Robotics will also help your child:
- Realize their passions. Most hobbies integrate some form of technology. Sports, visual arts, teaching, medicine, and law – to name a few. So LEGO Robotics helps kids discover how programming will affect their future, no matter what they do.
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students must read and follow instructions. They develop theories about how to address certain problems. Then they test those theories. In the end, they learn from mistakes and correct them.
- Get creative. Droids, animals, superheroes and so much more. There are limitless options for what can be created using LEGO blocks and sensors.
- Get comfortable with future technology. Some students may not stop with programming LEGO robots. For example, some might discover digital 3D modeling or game design. Others might be inspired to investigate the more mechanical world of engineering. The sky’s the limit.
- Become a stronger leader. Working in teams allows kids to teach and direct others. It encourages them to help others figure things out. Positive peer pressure leads to discipline and accountability. As a result, kids learn group dynamics and how to effectively lead.
- Focus. Children working together can also help each other stay on task. They stick with a problem and follow it through to a solution.
- Communicate across platforms. Robots can have social media accounts, videos and blogs. This teaches LEGO Robotics students different ways to communicate. For example, a blog post might require a lengthy essay while a tweet is succinct. Video content is altogether different.
- Improve grades and school performance. Students involved in activities they enjoy have fewer behavioral outbursts. In other words, they don’t get into trouble as often. STEM kids also show positive attitudes when it comes to homework.
- Feel better about themselves. Building robots is challenging. Programming requires hard work. When kids create something unique, their self-esteem goes up. They tend to be happier, more productive young people as a result.
- Discover scholarship opportunities. Getting help for college has never been more important and STEM offers abound. Click here for information on STEM scholarships.
- Learn essential teamwork skills. LEGO Robotics students learn to work together as peers. Firstly, they must cooperate. Secondly, they create different roles vital to a well-rounded team. Lastly, they see how each role plays a part toward a solution.
- Hone listening skills and ability to relate. This is the foundation for healthy relationships. Personal, work, school and family. Harmony requires listening and empathy.
- Thrive in technology fueling sustainable jobs. We will always need workers who understand state-of-the-art programming.
- Make friends and memories. In short, LEGOS are toys and toys are fun! A chance for kids to get out of their routine. They interact with children their own age. Making cool robots and memories to last a lifetime.
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