As a parent of three young boys, I have learned the hard way that LEGO’s can be a parent’s worst nightmare. I spend hours picking up LEGO’s and sound like the proverbial TV dad yelling at his kids to pick up their LEGO’s. I have also seen the important lessons that LEGO’s can teach kids.
I have watched all of my boys build unique and imaginative creations for hours and then I watch them cry in horror as their poorly engineered structure comes tumbling down. Then I watch them rebuild it again, maybe a little better next time and so on. All three of them now build very creative LEGO structures and creatures.
Enter LEGO Robotics – LEGO Mindstorms EV3
We took my oldest son, who was in kindergarten to his school’s science fair, we walked around and looked at all of the cool things the kids had built. On the way out, there was a table set up by the schools LEGO robotics club. We stopped and he watched all of the robots absolutely mesmerized with what he saw.