Robotics allows children of any age to learn programming and robotics, as well as many other knowledge and skills, with the help of educational robots. We are going to delve into this article about educational robotics and how educational robots help your children to develop.
What is educational robotics?
Educational robotics, or pedagogical robotics, is a pedagogical learning method for students where, through the use of educational robots, children become familiar with subjects and disciplines such as programming and robotics from a very young age while developing various cognitive skills and learn many more subjects.
Like any other multidisciplinary learning methodology, robotics will adapt to the child's age and therefore, infant and primary school children will work with robots that are suitable for their age, while secondary or higher education students they will be able to work with robots of a much more advanced level.
Using the education program called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), educational robotics allows children to learn science, mathematics and technology together in a practical and fun way for them.
Benefits of robotics for children
Through educational robotics, we prepare our children for the digital and technological world in a way in which they have fun and actively participate in their learning process, enhancing many areas such as science, technology and mathematics. Robotics is a very innovative learning tool that will be of great help in preparing our children for their future.
Below, you can find the most notable benefits of robotics in the education of children and young people. Let's see!
1.Computational mathematical thinking
Children begin to develop mathematical thinking skills, such as computational mathematical thinking, from an early age through learning with robots. This means that the child can learn to solve problems of different kinds from a very young age.
2. Programming Concepts
There are many job vacancies related to information technology and ICT and each year these are more demanded professions, so preparing children from an early age in programming is a great advantage for them and their future.
3. Capture the attention of students in any subject
Advanced, high-cost robots used in classrooms are ready to teach any subject to children and adolescents and generate a lot of curiosity and attraction in children, helping them to keep their attention in the classroom.
4. Critical thinking and leadership
Critical thinking and leadership skills are enhanced by educational robotics within group dynamics where children work together to build their robots.
5. Enhances creativity and problem solving
Both skills are very important when children are developing and building their robots and the impediments they encounter along the way help them awaken and motivate their creativity and the way they solve the problem that appears .
6. Expand the vocabulary
Children expand their vocabulary and adapt technical vocabulary as they also acquire better reading and comprehension skills.
Teamwork, cooperation and respect for the components of the development group are skills that children acquire when they work together with other children in the creation and design of robots
8. Stimulates children's interest in science, math and technology
Robots are already part of our daily lives. They are in our kitchen, in our streets, in the doctor's office… they are everywhere. Therefore, stimulating children's interest in science, mathematics and technology, among other subjects, is something that will guarantee them a good academic and professional future. And while children learn and prepare for the technological world we live in, they also do so while having fun.
Other benefits of educational robotics for children and young people
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, educational robotics for children also…
- It expands their capacity for abstraction and helps them develop logical thinking.
- They acquire computer skills and technological fluency.
- Promotes new ideas and concepts to integrate into technology that can help improve the surroundings, society and the environment
As you can see, there are many advantages of introducing our children to the use of educational robotics. Let's see below some of the most popular educational robots on the market and what are the characteristics that make them so special.
Who is educational robotics for?
Computer science, technology and AI (artificial intelligence) are becoming more and more important in our lives and we all have to get used to them. From creating a robot to knowing how to handle a mobile phone, they go through these concepts. Therefore, educational robotics is very useful for anyone, no matter how old they are. From preschool children to the elderly who need to know how a mobile phone works in order to communicate with their families.
For children, robotics is a plus for all the benefits we have seen previously and because they would be preparing for a promising future job..