Learning together

Monday 21st December

Parents are, often, their children’s first and most influential teachers. With this responsibility comes a lot of pressure, especially in today’s fast moving technological world. It’s easy for parents to feel left behind when it comes to explaining technology, and there is often a fear around encouraging our children to make & create with tech.

We wanted you to know, that’s okay. Even if you’re not up on your coding, you’ve never soldered, or you don’t know your circuit board from your bread board. Our kits are designed for your child to learn on their own, or for you to work through the manuals together. We want to make it easy for everyone to learn and create with technology.

Did you know that 65% of children entering grade school this year will have jobs that don’t even exist yet? It’s important to encourage children to get hands on with technology, our kits are designed to help both parents and children work and learn together. They are a great way to introduce opportunities for children to problem solve, design or build with technology. Allowing their (and your) minds to really think while giving them the chance to get their hands dirty.

The benefits of learning and creating together are huge;

1) Having a child explain something to you – they will gain confidence, an understanding of their own abilities, and they will also understand that other people have different strengths and abilities.

2) Show a willingness to learn – by showing that you are willing to learn a new skill, your child will see that they too can take on new challenges. They will see that they can pick up things without initially being “good” at them.

3) Failing at something together – it’s also great to make mistakes together. You can work out what went wrong and how to fix it. It’s a great way to show that something not going to plan isn’t a big deal, and that you can work it out together.

4) Spending quality time together – learning something together is also a great way of spending quality time with one another.