Do you know that robot building kits have already started playing a strong part in every child’s development back in the 1970s and 80s? Though they were very much popular during those times, they are still expensive and not within reach to the majority. Fast forward more than 30 years later, parents and children are luckier because these robot building kits are now easily affordable and anybody can buy it almost anywhere. So if you are thinking of getting one of such building kits, you can take a read from this article at how even the most simple and inexpensive robot kits can help boost your child’s development and build their self-esteem.
Improved Fine Motor Skills
A term which is widely used, but not always understood, fine motor skills are related to small muscle movements, for example, hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes. Simple and extravagant robot kits for children both promote fine motor skill development and manual dexterity. Developing fine motor skills at a young age helps your child grasp a pencil, crayon or pen, and aids in other important life tasks as they grow older.
There is a good chance that you or some other adult are going to have to help your child with their robot kit, for example, helping the kids to transform the above solar robot kit into 14 different robot modes. Depending on the size of the kit you buy, this could also involve one or more of your child’s siblings. Effective teamwork benefits so many areas of your child’s life, now and well into the future. Building a robot kit with you or his brothers and sisters teaches your child the importance and efficiency of working with a team towards a common goal.
Cognitive functioning refers to the brain’s ability to process thoughts and solve problems. While all robot kits will come with instructions, your child’s cognitive skills and analytical abilities receive a boost nonetheless. As your child reads the instructions, starts building and begins to understand how the robot works, brain wave activity is boosted. This “thinking in 3 dimensions” ability is important to instill in children as early as possible.
Cause And Effect
Children do not always understand how something happens. They flip a switch and a light turns on. But robotic kits show that the following of a process creates a result. Cause and effect is at play in the social and working world every day. By understanding that their actions (building a robot toy) create an intended result (a walking, crawling, talking, or flying toy), your children develop powerful self-esteem and belief in self, while understanding that correct actions can create favorable results.