Looking for new activities in the Gurnee area to inspire your child outside of school?
Three words: Robotics for Kids!
Robotics for Kids uses fun, hands-on projects to get your child’s creative juices flowing. Your child will learn how to build and program robots with LEGO® bricks and software — all while making friends, developing new skills and having a great time with STEM. For many kids, robotics class is a highlight of their week.
We have several kids’ robotics programs available to fully engage and challenge your aspiring engineer, computer programmer or scientist. First timer? No problem! Your child is welcome at our center in Gurnee. He or she can jump into Robotics 101 or Robotics 201 without any prior experience.
How we teach kids robotics each week
In each Robotics for Kids class at Sylvan of Gurnee, your child and a buddy work together to plan and build a new robot using LEGO® bricks, letting their creativity and imaginations loose. Along the way, they learn science and engineering concepts, such as how pulleys, levers and motors work.
As the kids’ robots take shape, they experiment with LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ software. They discover how to apply computer programming concepts and find new ways to get their “bot” moving.
Then, the energy levels (and smiles) really reach a high point, as the kids challenge other teams to friendly games or take part in imaginative play.
At the end of each robotics class, your child enjoys a wrap-up activity to reinforce the STEM skills he or she learned in class. (You’ll hear all about it on the way home.)