Educational robots are an excellent tool for children to learn through play. Technology companies produce today a wide variety of affordable and easy-to-use toys, which we call educational robots. The educational community benefits from advances in science, and so do families.
To be able to share moments with their sons and daughters, from the youngest to the oldest, is the wish of all parents. Everyone enjoys having a good time together, playing and learning at the same time. Every moment shared with the children is a stimulus for them to foster their autonomy and creativity, and to nourish their happiness.
In the courses given in Abacus by our ApPa – Aprender a programar, programar para aprender – educators -, the children know different educational robots: they become familiar with them, observe how they work, and learn to give them instructions by programming the essential commands.
Having educational robots at home and playing with them prompts the interest to experiment, testing different ways of assemble and programming them. In the courses, we want to work from a very young age with a computational thought, a fundamental skill to acquire today as writing or mathematics, so that our sons and daughters can develop the skills required in our times.
How do educational robots help in the development of computational thinking?
Through troubleshooting, data processing and algorithm creation, i. e. the creation of a series of instructions ordered for one purpose, such as programming a robot to move from one place to another.
Educational robots encourage the imagination and creativity of the youngest children and their parents, promoting teamwork, intrafamily relationships and self-confidence for all.
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