BRICKS 4 KIDZ – Texas – The Colony – Castle Hills – Carrollton

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            Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® Bricks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.

Bricks 4 Kidz® is an educational program designed to provide a hands-on atmosphere where children will learn science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) using LEGO® bricks.  Our students will learn about gears, motion, friction and more using Bricks 4 Kidz® proprietary models.  A different model will be presented each week with themes such as space, inventions, natural disasters, amusement parks, animals, and more.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM

  • This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other models out of LEGO® bricks. While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Participants build a new project each day. Architectural concepts are taught while assembling buildings, bridges and other structures.
  • Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another.

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT

  • Students will work with others using LEGO® bricks with an integrated curriculum based on math and science.
  • Instructional content includes concepts of friction, gravity and torque, scale, gears, axles and beams.
  • The material covered each session will vary depending on students’ ages, experience, and skill level.
  • All material will be provided.

GOALS

  • For children to play and socialize with friends while learning fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a noncompetitive setting.
  • To build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression and foster an appreciation of how things work.
  • To help students understand that Architecture and Engineering are viable career choices.
  • Introduce engineering and architecture principles
  • Explore math and science concepts
  • Increase general knowledge through discussions related to each model
  • Develop social/emotional skills such as patience, teamwork and communication in the process of completing a project
  • Enhance self-esteem by solving problems and completing projects
  • Improve fine-motor skills as children manipulate small components
  • Utilize multiple learning modalities to engage visual, kinesthetic and auditory learning styles
  • Teach important classroom skills such as organization and following directions
  • Foster an appreciation for how things work

BENEFITS

  • Kids already know how to build with LEGO® bricks, but with a little coaching they can learn engineering, architecture and concepts of physics and mathematics using the plastic components.
  • Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

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