As science & the fast pace of new emerging technology continues to play an integral part in our daily lives, teaching children to program or code is becoming increasingly important to equip them for the jobs of the future. The basics are easy to learn from an early age and there are many fun ways that kids can develop their skills by participating in coding and robotics activities. They will be learning employability skills such as teamwork and collaboration, problem solving, the ability to fail and persevere, and more. Robotics technology influences every aspect of work and home and has the potential to positively transform lives and work practices, raise efficiency and safety levels and provide enhanced levels of service. The following places teach the fundamental skills, including logic, decision-making and problem-solving – all through fun and interactive classes.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Through the simple practice of playing and building with LEGO® bricks, Bricks 4 Kidz introduces a number of key cognitive concepts to children, including creativity, construction and teamwork. In the more advanced classes, older children begin to learn about computer programming and robotics through interactive sessions involving motors, sensors and software. It’s in these classes that students really begin to flex their mental muscles, acquiring a range of vital skills including problem-solving, critical thinking, engineering, mathematics and physics. Bricks 4 Kidz’ now has over 400 worldwide branches – including 5 in Bangkok.
Kids Robotics Centre
Aimed at children between 3 to 16 year old, Kids Robotics Learning Center teaches programming to toddlers and teenagers through building robots. In the most advanced class, children aged 8 to 16 are given the opportunity to build, program and test their own robots using NXT-G programming. This involves getting hands-on training using motors, intelligent units and sensors – all of which helps to develop a wider knowledge in areas like engineering, mathematics, science and technology. For those that want to get even more involved, the center runs additional specialised robotics workshops as well as robotics camps during the school holidays.
ME-iZONE Co., Ltd (Thailand) was founded in 2017 by a group of specialists and partners, driven by a common passion for Technology, Innovation and Education. They are a company who specialise in developing and conducting Educational technology, STEAM programs/courses and extracurricular activities as an educational tools and life skills development for kids and adults. They have quickly become a leader in educational technology, extracurricular activities and life skill development for kids.
Their EARLY ROBOT CENTRE is a concept to promote Robotics, Stem and engineering program/ course. Bringing the 4th Generation of technology to kids, in order to prepare them for this challenging era of technology, innovation and creativity. Recognizing the urgent importance of acquiring these skills, they are providing this program/course to give kids a solid foundation and chances to face a competitive future.
With a new facility on Pattanakarn 51, Project Lab offers interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) robotics education courses that are designed especially for children. The structure of the courses are project based, meaning that students will have a design project to complete in each class. All of the teaching is conducted using Lego EV3 Mindstorms equipment, which is a customizable robot kit with mechanical parts, sensors and motors. The Beginner Course is geared for children 8 and above. In the Intermediate and Advanced Courses, each robot takes more time to build and program; students can select the particular robots they want to build.
At Project Lab, their mission is to bridge the understanding of the technologies that surround us through a STEM education approach. They focus on using robotics as a STEM teaching tool and stress the importance of developing coding abilities for all students. They even decided to create and engineer their own educational robot “Mojobot”. For over 4 years they have taught at countless schools including over teaching over 6000+ students and teachers. Click here to read more about their super cool MojoBot classes.
Robogems are a highly successful online learning platform offering quality coding & robotics courses for kids in grade 2-12. Their classes specialise in building a strong foundation in programming, science and maths concepts in action, scratch programming for kids and advanced programming through various projects and challenges. They offer a free trial class in their 5 step programme.