Robots and 3D printing connect kids to playful, inquiry-based learning while also acting as a therapeutic outlet
At Brooklyn Preschool of Science, I’ve been using robots to make computational learning fun in my 4-year-old rooms for years.
When I decided to add computational learning to the 3-year-old group, I didn’t want teachers to always be the ones handling the robots. I wanted the kids to have the ability to control the robots on their own, even though 3-year-olds don’t have the same fine motor capabilities that my older students do.
Here’s how I use robots and other kid-friendly technology to give all my students anoutletfor free exploration.