Kindergarten 2019 After School STEM Programs

We offer two primary programs for Kindergarteners to explore their creativity, curiosity and to boost their confidence. Please note: Regardless of which class they take, or how many times they have taken it, our students do not repeat previous projects - they are always challenged and, when they are ready, they work on a new and interesting assignment.

Required Skills: None. Open to curious children of all skills and abilities.

LEGO® PRE-ROBOTICS

Kindergarten students build robots (such as the alligator, turtle, train, and car) using LEGO® building blocks and motors. In the process of making their constructions move, they will learn basic engineering and simple machine principles. They will learn about electricity and how gear meshing works to transmit energy. They will also engage in pairs and work with their mentors to develop critical teamwork and collaboration skills.  Students use their imagination and apply newly learned mechanical skills to either build their own creations, or follow a blueprint.

Required Skills: None. Open to curious children of all skills and abilities.

 
 

CODING & GAME DESIGN

In our coding and game design program, our students learn the basics of the Scratch Jr. programming environment. Each child makes their own interactive stories and games by snapping together graphical blocks. Students learn to edit and modify characters, and add their own sounds, voices and movement. Each child works on his or her own iPad. Scratch Jr. was developed by Dr. Mitchel Resnick and associates of the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Resnick is one of Robofun’s Board members and trusted advisors.

Required Skills: None. Open to curious children of all skills and abilities.

 
 
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WHAT PARENTS SAY

“ What I find unique and impressive about Robofun is their inclusion philosophy; everyone is welcomed and every child’s learning style and behavior are carefully attended to. Robofun is structured and very friendly, and they literally unlocked my child’s creativity. Watching his level of pride when he comes home and can tell me about what he’s constructed and how it works is very fulfilling. There are areas where Henry has trouble "fitting in," but at Robofun he's just like everyone else.“

- Robofun Parent