Designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, our hands-on curriculum introduces children age 2 1/2 - 13 to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks. Lessons from math, science, language arts, and social studies are integrated and discussed. Themes such as Transportation, Space, Inventions, Robotics and more provide variety and ensure a high level of interest and enthusiasm amongst our students. The different age groups below will help you decide which programs are most suitable for your child’s learning.
Little Builders (Ages 2 1/2 – 4)
Kids will learn interesting facts about real world objects and animals in these interactive lessons which reinforce counting, patterning, spatial awareness and fine motor skills. Each week will focus on a different letter and will include lots of time for building as well as some learning time and a fingerplay or short story related to what is being built. Classes will follow unit themes.
Jr. Architects (Ages 4-5)
Kids will combine learning and fun in these hands-on classes as we engage them in building real world objects with traditional LEGO® bricks. Projects are designed to encourage creativity and imagination while enforcing essential learning literacy, math and spatial skills. Build themes may include buildings, bridges, animals, transportation and more!
Early Engineers (Ages 5+)
Kids will begin to identify and understand early engineering principals through hands-on building with our specialized technic LEGO® kits. Model themes may include Space, Transportation, Construction and Inventions. B4K instructors will introduce architectural and engineering concepts of scale, torque, friction and gear ratio in these interactive classes. Classes will follow unit themes.
Advancing Engineers (Ages 8+)
Kids will take their building to the next level with our proprietary models the incorporate increased pieces, steps, and functions for an added challenge! Model themes may include Animals, Sports, Life Sciences and more. B4K instructors facilitate a brief interactive lesson on the build and encourage imagination and critical thinking as kids are challenged to modify pieces and test outcomes to expand on their learning. Previous B4K classes or experience with technic LEGO® bricks is recommended.
Future Programmers (Ages 7+)
Kids interested in the world of computer programming are introduced to the basics in our Jr. Robotics program (ages 7+) and can further their knowledge and understanding in our Mindstorms Robotics programs (ages 9+) which offer open-ended challenges for kids to complete each session. For those looking to develop and practice story-writing and production, our Stop Motion Movie Making programs (ages 7+) utilize Frames software to help bring their stories to life complete with music, speech and special effects!
As our specialized LEGO® supplies are used in all programs throughout the year, students will not take home the models. LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs or this website.