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What Do Educational Robots Teach Other Than Programming?

What Do Educational Robots Teach Other Than Programming?

In our present day and age, children are making use of advanced technologies to augment their learning more than any previous generation – and not only for those difficult to teach skills like computer programming or engineering. While robots are unlikely to replace teachers (or parents!) anytime soon, they can function as tools, encouraging students to develop important soft skills. Once built, a robot can also be programmed in a way that caters to a student’s individual learning needs. Read on further to learn more about how educational robotics can help your child flourish in an academic setting.

1. Problem Solving, Communication And Play
Simply building a robot can be a highly technical undertaking for a young person but it’s also a mental undertaking; it trains their brain’s ability to think critically and find solutions out of challenging situations. When working with teams in building initiatives, children also train their communication skills and integrate play into their day too.

2. Creativity And Right Brain Thinking
When we think robotics, we assume it trains the left side of the brain exclusively which deals with analysis, sequencing, logic, and math. However, you can also choose a robot that’ll help your child develop their imagination, spatial awareness, artistic abilities, holistic thinking and intuition which are integral to finding strength and success socially and emotionally at school.

3. Concentration And Attention Span Development
Many of our kids are natural multitaskers simply owing to the highly technological and media-saturated, environment they’ve grown up in. The downside is sometimes our children’s ability to hold necessary attention to one task can be compromised. Working with robots can help develop their concentration which extends to other aspects of their lives, enabling them to see tasks through, both in and out of the classroom.

Not only do educational robots expose children to new informational systems, AI, and mechanical knowledge, they can also help them to better attune to the demands of their environments both mentally and socially – resulting in not only bright and intelligent students, but well rounded people.