In this era of technology, where kids are exposed to smartphones, smart TVs, etc., right from their birth, there is a great need to learn more about these gadgets. But, unfortunately, even in schools, learning happens to utilize projectors.
Robotics for kids is a way to make them aware of these things and gives them an opportunity to create and innovate on their own.
- Firstly, it puts them in a situation where learning is fun.
- Secondly, apart from the mainstream bookish learning that often proves to be boring, learning by the means of technology is quite interesting for kids.
- Lastly, it teaches them how to THINK! So much of mainstream learning is memorizing or being able to think like the teacher to make the grade in that teacher’s classroom.
We need our children and our youth of tomorrow to be critical thinkers, not just a bunch of book rote memorization vacuums who study only to pass exams and get a job!
At what age should kids start learning robotics?
If you see your kid opening toys such as cars, roaming about the house with a screwdriver, or dismantling small machinery to know what’s inside, well, then it’s time you should totally get him into a robotics class. The usual age you should get your kid enrolled in a robotics class is when he/she is aged 10. Because that is the time, their brain is on the verge of development.
Benefits of robotics for kids
- Coding is fun and satisfying for kids. When a kid writes code on their own hands and gets output, it will give the confidence to develop more such programs in the future.
- Coding allows them to grow their creative brain to the maximum.
Future Of Robotics
It is only because of technology that the world is becoming a bigger and better place to live in. With the evolution of machines and gadgets, that time is not far when Robots would be ruling the world.
- Robots will blend in with mankind and become a part of our everyday lives how smartphones and social network today is.
- Robots will be serving us at restaurants globally.
- Robots could conduct planetary explorations and surveys.
- Robots may even become our competitors someday.
And about the saying that Robots will ruin Humanity someday. It’s all about how we use them. And about kids working with robots, if they are taught the right ethics and values while growing up, we can encourage and persuade them into using their robotic skills to transform this planet into a place where people, irrespective of their social, religious, and economical status could live with respect.
And during that time, if our kids know and understand the functioning of these gadgets and robots, then finding a job and excelling in their career won’t be a tough job for them. Plus, they would never have to go anywhere else looking for money as they’ll become their boss and run their empire.