By introducing children to robotics, programming, IT, and crucial problem-solving skills, you are furnishing them with a foundational skill set that could become essential to them in the future. Here is our list or reasons why learning robotics should be taught from an early age:
1. Robotics it's a fun introduction to programming
Rather than completing a line of code that produces a bland but practical function, your students in class will see the results of all their hard work moving right in front of them. It feels more tangible, more entertaining, and more rewarding.
Not only will this teach your students the basics of working with logic-based problems, which will come in useful for many IT, STEM, and mathematics-based careers in the future, but it will give them a good foundation for learning other programming languages.
2. Robotics is an excellent skill for future career development
Programming and other IT-based skills have become an integral part of our modern workforce. With more and more companies switching over to IT-based systems, by introducing your students to programming through robotics, you will be giving them an excellent chance to explore a skill that could potentially turn into a work career in the future.
Even if your child never goes into robotics, it will have the benefit of teaching them principles that can be foundational to many STEM fields.
3. Robotics teaches problem-solving skills
To succeed in robotics takes patience; the courage to work through mistakes; and problem-solving skills. By teaching your students robotics, you are giving them the perfect environment to learn all of these things.
In addition to this, it also gives them the ideal environment to learn how to handle making mistakes. In our increasingly fast-paced society, many children aren’t given the time or space they need to learn how to work through mistakes.
4. Robotics encourages curiosity and creativity
Robotics can also be an excellent activity for stimulating creativity and a curious mind.
With a basic understanding of robotics, there are so many avenues to explore and discover. It will give them the perfect environment to stretch their creative muscles, especially if they are already inclined to building things or show a great deal of curiosity in how things work.
5. Robotics prepares them for a technological future
Our society is becoming increasingly technologically driven. Although our generation could get away with learning the bare minimum when it came to technology, the same cannot be said for our children. Being computer literate is now mandatory in many fields, and increasingly we are seeing that 3D printing and advanced machinery are becoming more and more common in various working environments.
Being comfortable around computers and technology of any kind will not just be a boost for your students’ future, but a necessity.