I Turned my Six Year Old Into a Code-Wielding, Robot Builder. Here's How.

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Co BIY

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I appreciated this article. Just now looking at Coaching a First Robotics Lego Team for my 10 year old.

Something I find helps is to not swoop in and help when they first get frustrated but to instead ask "what's not working? " when they explain the problem as they see it you will know if they really need help or just a little direction.

Yesterday my 10 year old asked me to help him with something but instead of doing it for him I explained in detail how he could do it for himself. Moments later he came back and gave me a enthusiastic "thanks" that he would never have given me if I had just done the task for him.
 

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We do our annual Christmas boat parade with pixels. My kids get in everything from the sequencing of songs with xLights to the buildout for the pi.
 
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