Robotics is not just for college goers, this new-age field is booming with options! These simple methods can make your kid super interested in robotics with its hands-on approach!
Maker culture embraces do-it-yourself tinkering with electronics and physical objects, emphasizing on trying out practical skills.
The magic of robots
Which kid doesn’t like robots? There’s something inherently magical and human about robots which captures anyone’s imagination.
It opens a whole new world to explore where your children can experiment with robotics and understand how things work, helping them learn and develop skills like problem-solving, logic building and creativity.
And you know what the best part is? The kids get so engrossed they start learning new things effortlessly. It’s a fun way for them to learn how to plan and build projects when they’re at their precocious best.
Community: That’s the ticket!
Having a curious young person at hand is a boon. You need the means to satisfy their inquisitiveness. You can enroll them in a robotics workshop or a related course to start them off at first. Find out in your community where these workshops/courses are conducted where kids can go to learn, play and create. You can check out from the following places:
Libraries: Quite a few libraries are conducting electronic and robotics workshops where both kids and adults can go and enroll themselves. Recently, the British Council in Kolkata, organised a 3-day winter robotics camp for children to introduce them to robotics.
School clubs: Your school may have a robotics club that they’re running or they may be bringing in robotics engineers from an external organisation to help run the clubs. Robotics clubs are run in thousands of schools across India and abroad, where we send our robotics engineers to conduct sessions in school clubs.
Makerspace workshops: Have you looked around for makerspace workshops/hackshops around your neighbourhood? There are a number of makerspaces cropping up for people who are interested in making where they can socialize and collaborate.
There’s always the internet!
One thing that you’ve got to understand is that there’s nothing stopping you from searching what you’re looking for on the Internet.
If you feel joining a club/workshop is not your cup of tea, there’s a host of resources available online which you can peruse and choose from.
You and the kids can simply pick up a robotics project of your liking and have a crack at it. There are numerous tutorials available on the Internet (both paid and free) which specifically cater to kids and families.