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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 15, 2015

Join KIBO next week at Imajine That Academy!

Parents, teachers and children, get ready tocelebrate – it’s almost April vacation week!

New England-based parents, if you’re looking for fun activities for your kids, check out Imajine That, which will feature KIBO from April 20 through April 25 at the Imajine That Academy.

Imajine That is an interactive children’s play center based on the Riverwalk in Lawrence, Massachusetts. There’s a number of reasons why we love Imajine That and see it as a perfect fit for the KinderLab Robotics team (and KIBO!) to partner with:

  1. It’s unique – a first-of-its-kind interactive play space dedicated to family and child engagement. We love pioneers committed to new and exciting ways to engage.
  2. The Imajine That mission is to inspire humans through playful, imaginative exploration, which is what KIBO is all about! The Imajine That team is dedicated to bringing families, individuals and communities closer to one another. As well as developing cognitive and motor abilities, KIBO helps children to explore and develop social and emotional skills.
  3. The organization is committed to the development of best practices and is grounded in research. Imajine That follows guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)for developmentally-appropriate practices. We developed KIBO based on more than fifteen years of research in learning technologies at Tufts University.
  4. Last, but not least, we love the amazing play space that Imajine That has created for families and children to create, share and learn together. With ‘Imaginators’ working on-site to help facilitate playful and imaginative exploration, the Imajine That playspace has a series of ‘Imagination Stations’ which includes a massive dinosaur children can climb; an arts and crafts area; a child-sized Whole Foods® grocery store; Between the Lions® literacy area; a Peep and the Big Wide World® Science Station and even a Lowell General Hospital Doctor’s’Office play area.

So come and join KIBO during April vacation at Imajine That! Join us for one, two, three or five-days of building, programming and decorating KIBO robots.

The April Vacation week program will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm ET April 20-25th. Prices begin at just $60 for non-members and include snacks, drunks and lunch. To register, please get in touch with Shelly Outwater of Imagine That directly at [email protected] or via phone at 978 566-1498.

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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 9, 2015

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It’s National Robotics Week and to get everybody in the spirit, we thought we’d share a fun video about how our own robot kit – KIBO – has been used in the Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary School in Cambridge MA. Sue Cusack is an assistant professor at Lesley University and has been working with Cambridge-area schools to embed learning technologies to early education classrooms. KIBO Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 7, 2015

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This week is one the team here at KinderLab Robotics’ has been excited about for a long time – it’s National Robotics Week! The sixth annual event urges people across the U.S. to learn more about how robotics technology impacts society and inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and STEM. We hope that in support of National Read More

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