How to get kids excited about technology?

March 23, 2023

Introducing children to new technology can be daunting, but it's important to make it fun and engaging!

Technology can be intimidating and overwhelming, even for adults. Oh I don't mean their phone or iPad. By technology, I mean machinery or equipment developed for a practical purpose in a specific field. Some children's technologies include 3D printer, MakeyMakey, circuit boards and much more. When it comes to introducing kids to new technology, it’s important to make sure that the experience is fun and engaging. That way, they won’t be turned off by these experiences or feel like it’s too complicated. Here are some strategies for getting kids excited about technology.

Start with Simple Projects

 When you start introducing your child to technology, start with simple projects that can help foster their curiosity and creativity. Try having them build a robot out of cardboard boxes or code a simple program in Scratch before asking them to design a website. These projects will give them an introduction to coding and other skills while also being fun and engaging.

Make It Social

One of the best ways to get kids excited about technology is by making it social. Have them join an after-school program or STEM club where they can work on projects with other students their age who share their interests. This will not only help them learn more about the subject but also make it more enjoyable by giving them a chance to collaborate with others who are just as passionate about tech as they are!

Encourage Kids to Explore Online Resources

There are countless online resources available these days that can help kids learn more about technology in an interactive way. For example, sites like Codecademy offer free online courses on coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python. There are also sites like Khan Academy which teach computer programming concepts to kids in a fun and interactive way. And don’t forget about YouTube—there are plenty of channels dedicated exclusively to teaching tech-related topics such as coding and robotics!

At Creative Playground, you will meet other children who are just as passionate about Lego and Lego robotics. It is a well-supported and friendly environment with educators who will help your child foster their curiosity.

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