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Inspire Your Future Inventors This Year

Thursday 5th November

Our DIY kits are not just another toy for children, they are part of an experience the child will cherish for many years. They are jam-packed with benefits. Here are a few ways children benefit from playing with our kits:

Quality time shared whilst making our products

Soldering Gamers

“Built this together with my 9 year old son and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had to teach ourselves how to solder and spent a pleasant Sunday building it.” Harry

 

In a recent survey  it was highlighted that 70% of 7-12 year olds prefer to play with their parents than use the internet whilst 47% of children surveyed wanted their parents to spend more time with them.

Our kits encourage quality time and focus on the experience not just the product. Whoever you buy it for, this kit is packed with hours of fun that unleash the creativity of every child.

 

Encourage innovation through experimentation

Electro dough mountain

Photograph: The Telegraph

“What’s great about this kit is that while it’s great fun for S at the age of 3, it will also be fun for her when she’s seven, eight or nine or even older. Her creations now are pretty standard, with two lumps of play dough and some wires – but as she grows and learns, she can build more intricate designs with her LEDs and buzzer.”  – Vicky

 

According to an IBM survey  on CEOs, creativity is considered one of the most valuable traits in managers.

Our DIY kits encourage a creative outlook, from building complex structures, to more open-ended play.  You can mould your electro dough into any shape you want, you can create a speaker using any material that works. We encourage people to play about with the gadgets and see what they build.  

 

Strengthen problem solving

Reading instructions

Photograph: Pragmatic Mom

“My son is hard at work on the DIY Gamer Kit to build his own remote control. We got the version with the parts already soldered in. He forgot to include a part so it didn’t work but then fixed it the next day.” – @pragmaticmom

 

There are two main approaches to problem solving, using convergent thinking or using divergent thinking. Convergent thinking is solving a problem using prior knowledge and logic. Divergent thinking is solving a problem using facts and experience to generate new ideas.

Our DIY kits promote both types of thinking at different stages of the making process. A child will use convergent thinking to create a circuit or to solder, and divergent thinking when creating shapes out of electro dough or coding their own game.

 

Our kits build confidence and increase self esteem

Electro dough circuits

Photograph: ET Speaks from Home

“First, I went through the basic steps of reading the instructions before we moved onto the more complicated circuit activity.  Mr K was very confident and was able to make his own buzz with a switch; Ms C was enjoying making her LED lights light up!”  Eileen

 

Play time gives children a chance for freedom of expression, which leads to increased confidence. Completing a task can give them a sense of accomplishment.

Our kits come with easy to follow instructions that allow children to explore all that technology can do.

 

Helps with development of understanding real world actions

Playing with wires

Photograph: The Telegraph

“Bought a DIY Gamer kit for my son’s 8th birthday. Great concept, well executed. We built it together and are now following the series of videos on YouTube on how to write a game.”  Ms-28

 

When children build our DIY kits, they begin to understand the importance of working together and the steps necessary to reach a goal.

Children begin to figure out how to create a plan of action to achieve a goal and how to execute it. For instance, getting everything in place to solder their gamer, then the steps they need to take to code it, they see the full process from start to finish. For smaller children, creating things with the electro dough can improve their hand-eye co-ordination.

 

Our DIY kits were designed to motivate a creator generation.  So this year, give a gift to inspire future inventors.