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Robotics Program2021-06-28T05:38:38+00:00

Robotics for Kids

Kids learn to use robotic technology to solve real-world problems.

Our robotics classes for kids are best suited for grades 3-5 & 6-8

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About the Robotics for Kids Program

In our robotics program, kids design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using a virtual robotics controller. These controllers are the same used by industry professionals. Kids get to bring their ideas to life while learning more about how things around them work.

Kids get to use online robotics simulator technology to learn how to make electronic creations that they only dreamed of creating. They learn how to wire up circuits, make virtual lights work, and learn how to solve real-world problems. They learn about a variety of electromagnetic concepts and code a virtual “robot brain” to make something amazing. Through the robotics program, kids realize they can make things other people can use.

All of the children who participate can give and receive feedback about projects as they work to improve their projects and help their peers.

Key activities in our robotics program for kids:

Wire up circuits

Make virtual lights light-up

Use a virtual robotics controller

Coding

Electronics

Math

Robotics

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Kids use online robotics simulator technology to learn how to make electronic creations that they previously only dreamed of. Wire up circuits, make virtual lights light up, design solutions to real-world problems, learn about a variety of electromagnetic concepts, and code a virtual ‘robot brain’ to make something awesome.

Skills Learned:

Team Work
Confidence
Maths
Electronics
Reading
Writing
Design
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Why choose MakerKids to teach your child robotics?

We have an award-winning curriculum that is second to none. Your child will experience a curriculum built by engineers, entrepreneurs, and graduates of the Singularity University program at NASA. We have been named “Best Kids Workshops” and have a curriculum that will redefine your child’s relationship with technology.

You can count on MakerKids to provide the best instructors because we use a 7-step vetting process. This includes background checks, multiple reference checks, and extensive technology training.

21st Century Skills

Our classes teach kids about teamwork and help to build the confidence they will need to become our future technology leaders.

Technical Skills

Your kids will learn from NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers, and engineers. They will teach them valuable skills they will build on their entire lives.

Social Skills

Kids learn to make friends and interact with their peers. They also learn how to give and receive feedback.

MakerKids Success Stories

12 year old Serena joined the MakerKids after-school coding classes for kids and four weeks later, used wearable technology to program a hat that lights up, and published a tutorial about it in OWL Kids magazine!

Serena (12) , Published in a Magazine

After taking a MakerKids Robotics class, 10 year old Alex started his own business repairing neighbours’ audio equipment. He also makes and sells audio speakers to his neighbors. This surely didn’t go unnoticed, and Alex’s success was covered on national television. Imagine what Alex’s career possibilities could be.

Alex (10), Started a Business

12 year old Leif, who says “coming to MakerKids is like Christmas every day!” built an underwater robot and was featured on Breakfast TV and published in OWL Kids magazine

Leif (12) , Built an underwater robot

After taking a MakerKids Robotics program for kids, Artash built an autonomous rover that can transmit data wirelessly to the NASA Space Apps competition – and won the NASA nominations People’s Choice Awards. Imagine the impact Artash can have on the world and his future career prospects.

Artash, Built an autonomous rover and won a NASA prize

After taking the robotics program at MakerKids, Sienna built a “Bob the Blob” robot and presented her project ast the TIFF Digiplayspace exhibition which was featured on national TV. Imagine what she can do when she grows up!

Sienna , Presented at the TIFF Digiplayspace exhibition

After starting classes with MakerKids, Goran started teaching kids at his school about electronics! Goran loves airplanes so he designed an entire airport on Minecraft and is now in the process of building a robotic airplane.

Goran, Taught his classmates electronics

After starting classes with MakerKids, 11 year old Max started teaching kids at his school about coding. Max taught a Scratch coding class to a class of over 60 kids. When he grows up, Max wants to be an engineer, a doctor or an orthodontist. Time will tell what great accomplishments Max will have when he grows up.

Max (11), Taught Coding to a class of 60

Robotics Classes Pricing

Month-to-Month

most flexible

C$199 per month (+HST) was C$ 250
  • $50 per 2-hours class
  • no commitment
  • 1 month – 4 classes

9-Months-Plan

most value

C$184 per month (+HST) was C$ 250
  • $46 per 2-hours class
  • 9 months program
  • 9 months – 36 classes
  • Earn a certificate

Private Classes & Virtual Camps

At MakerKids we offer a variety of coding classes and programs for kids, including:

  • Private one-on-one classes
  • 4 and 5 day virtual camps
  • PA days
  • Virtual Birthday Parties
  • and more

If you’d like to learn more about these additional programs, reach out to our team.

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Robotics Program for Kids FAQ

What ages is this for?2021-06-22T11:03:13+00:00

Ages 6-13. Programs are divided into Grades 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

What do I need in terms of technical requirements?2021-06-22T11:06:57+00:00

For your child to have everything they need to be successful in our robotics classes for kids, we recommend having the following items ready for each class:

  • A laptop or desktop (with 4GB+ RAM)
  • Internet connection
  • Working microphone and speakers
  • Keyboard and a mouse
  • Chrome browser
  • Webcam (optional)
How do I know if this is right for my child?2021-06-22T11:07:51+00:00

As a rule of thumb, our certified MakerKids instructors recommend booking your first free trial class to let your child experience the class and discover some of the basics before enrolling full time. When you request to book a free trial for your child, we set up a quick time at your convenience for our team to chat with you and answer all of your questions and concerns.

What are your prices like?2021-06-22T11:12:17+00:00

For our coding classes for kids price list see the table Robotics Classes Pricing

How many kids are in a class?2021-06-22T11:06:16+00:00

Our virtual classroom holds a maximum of 5 students.

How often are classes held?2021-06-22T11:09:35+00:00

We offer virtual daily classes as well as weekly classes.

What is the best age to learn programming?2021-06-22T11:02:39+00:00

Many people will differ with their answers, but generally, the best age to learn programming is around age 7. By this time kids can grasp the concepts necessary to get the basics.

What is robotics for kids?2021-06-22T11:01:09+00:00

Robotics for kids is a hands-on way for kids to not only learn STEM concepts but also make their own robots. Robotics teaches kids to also program and design robots.

Is robotics good for kids?2021-06-22T11:02:02+00:00

Robotics for kids is good because it not only teaches them about technology at a young age but also teaches them how to work with others. They learn how to work as a team as well as the self-confidence needed to make their projects come to life.

Do you offer any discounts on your coding classes for kids?2021-06-22T11:18:18+00:00

Yes! We offer sibling and multi-class discounts. Simply use codes SIBLING or MULTI at checkout to get 5% off your coding class purchase, or ask our team to add those when they book your free trial.

Do you offer private robotics classes for kids?2021-06-22T11:11:20+00:00

Yep, we sure do! We offer weekly private classes where your child can learn robotics one on one with our qualified instructor.

Do you offer beginner and experienced coding classes?2021-06-22T11:13:40+00:00

Yes. To ensure all kids feel confident and learn at a pace based on their experience level, we offer three levels: mini makers, beginner, and experienced.

  • Mini Makers – Designed for grades 1-2, these classes teach the basics of coding, robotics, or Minecraft while also promoting technical, creative, and social skills.
  • Beginner– Designed for grades 3 and up, these classes are for kids with low or no previous experience in robotics for kids. The activities done in beginner sessions are group-based and will change from class to class.
  • Experienced– Designed for grades 3 and up, these classes are for kids with prior experience in robotics. Kids in experienced classes will be working on a mix of group and independent projects that may take multiple classes to complete.
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