Four Tips for Playing With Robotics Toys With the Kids in Your Lives
It’s no secret that robotics toys are both educational and a ton of fun. But when younger kids first get their hands on a robotics toy, they may not know where to start. Especially for the first couple of play sessions, toddlers and young kids may need a helping hand from mom, dad or another family member as they get familiar with their new toy.
Play is more important than ever nowadays. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the lives of kids and their families, especially surrounding school and technology use, according to the Pew Research Center. Making time for play is key to maintaining balance in a world that can stress out both parents and kids.
Part of what makes Botzees so great is that they are not your typical one-and-done kind of toy. Botzees sets are built for dozens and dozens of hours of play. They are like basic building blocks in the way that you can build almost anything. Plus, they have a unique STEM component that makes those dozens of hours of play educational as well as enjoyable.
When you and the child in your life first open up their new Botzees set, let the child take the lead. Their curiosity will guide them as they explore all of the new possibilities Botzees offers. They may make several so-called mistakes as they assemble their first robot – and that’s okay! Making mistakes and finding new solutions is how we learn. Resist the urge to jump in and help right away.
Still, there sometimes comes a moment where the adult in the room should step in and help out. If your young engineer is getting frustrated to the point of tears or angry with themselves as they play, it is often appropriate to step in and offer some assistance. Reading the instructions out loud together is another good way to offer support without doing it all yourself.
We hope you’ve found this guidance helpful!