Welcome back to the video series called Kids @ Play. It’s sponsored by the Amazeum and it’s designed to give all of us new ideas for creating fun (and educational) play experiences for kids and parents. (To see a collection of all the videos, click here to see them now.)
This post is all about making and tinkering — what it is and why it’s helpful for a child’s development. The Amazeum will host Tinkerfest 2017 on Oct. 7th and you’ll definitely want to take the kids. The popular car take-apart activity will be returning. Other activity stations include 3D printing, technology dissection and upcycling, and interactive activities created by students at regional schools.
New to Tinkerfest this year is Fix It Café sponsored Rogers Experimental House. Volunteer engineers, makers and tinkerers at Fix It Café will work with guests to diagnose and attempt to repair broken small appliances, gadgets, and toys.
Now let’s visit with Sarah Weeden about tinkering — plus some programs you might not know about for kids and parents at the Amazeum: