Summer Camp kids having fun Programming, Coding, building LEGO Robotics, playing Minecraft, learning digital media

Reflections on the Beginning of Camp

Well, camp has begun, with all the nervousness and excitement that you would expect. Campers arrived on the first day, eager to begin programming (Minecraft mobs, apps and video games), or learning to code in Python. At the same time, they were shy about meeting all the other new kids in the camp. Ice breakers and a shared interest in …

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kids n bricks is Helping in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

Our LEGO® FUN DAY Fundraisers are becoming a real hit in the Mississauga community! After all, who doesn’t love to create and build with literally thousands of LEGO® bricks, including so MANY different, specialized pieces!? And when the event is geared towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that devastates so many children and young adults, it’s …

LEGO® LEARNING AND INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING – TWO PEAS IN A POD

To those who understand the capacity of LEGO® in the context of learning, the following statement will come as no surprise … LEGO® is, by its very nature, the ideal medium for inquiry-based learning. In very broad terms, inquiry-based learning (IBL) refers to an educational methodology whereby a facilitator poses questions, problems or scenarios to introduce a concept. Students are …

LEGO® LEARNING – HOW LEGO® HELPS KIDS LEARN MATH

One of the things that I especially admire about LEGO® is its uncanny ability to translate an abstract concept into something that kids can easily relate to and understand. Take math concepts, for example. Simply by grouping a bunch of random bricks, you can teach your child how to add (5 bricks plus 5 bricks equals 10); subtract (10 bricks …