My daughter is your typical third grader. She loves chatting…all the time. Her favorite subject in school is lunch. Oh, and she hates math. When I was approached about a fun, unique program that helps students learn math and science concepts, I knew my daughter had to be involved.
We were able to visit the Zaniac location in Sugar House where they provide after-school camps and activities for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The children rotated through a few of the classes they offer so we could get an idea of what they do.
My daughter started in the Lego Robotics class. All the kids were enthralled with the Lego car actually driving where they programmed it to go. This class taught them to use math, technology, and the scientific method to bring their ideas to life.
It's amazing when kids are playing and having fun and don't even realize they're learning.
The next stop for my daughter was Minecraft—the game she would play nonstop if we'd let her.
She loves the creativity Minecraft provides. I love that it's scientifically educational. It builds critical reasoning while teaching about gravity and biomes. She builds buildings so complex, they rival architect's ideas. It's nice that she can play it with multiple players so her brother can get involved. He loves it as much as she does!
I'm thrilled that Zaniac is willing to share their classes with a lucky local reader! They're giving away a gift certificate for one free 6-week Zaniac Technology Enrichment Program of your choice. A $299 value! Choose from:
- Computer Programming
- Lego Robotics
- Minecraft Exploration
- Touch Typing
I know your child will grow to love learning in this environment. Even the parents had fun! Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway ends Friday, April 11.