Children between the ages of 5 to 10 are invited to participate in the Building and Gaming workshop to be held at Quirindi library on Friday 18 January from 11am to 12.30pm. As numbers are limited, bookings are essential. Either drop in to the library or call 6746 2350 to reserve a spot.
“Children are immersed in a highly social world from the moment they are born. This world includes not only people but also objects and values. All these things provide context for a child’s cognitive growth and development. Creative workshops such as this one at the library provide stimulus that encourages this growth and development,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“This workshop consists of 2 activities. Children have the opportunity to build their own game controller using Makey Makey, wiring and conductive play dough to play video games whilst learning about ergonomic design and how circuits work. The skyscraper building challenge uses construction straws to build a structure to the ceiling, learning about teamwork engineering and problem solving in the process.
“It's a fun way for kids to learn how things are built and to get then enthusiastic about STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” he continued.