Homeschooling with Tinkering Labs
We received the mentioned product in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts contained within this post are ours and may vary from the thoughts of others.
About Tinkering Labs:
- The original Tinkering Labs kit: build & rebuild endless robotic creations with a single kit.
- Inventing set for ages 8+: Create unique STEM toys for 8-12 year olds & teens.
- Robotics for kids: build doodling Robots, power Electric model cars, Add motors to Legos, and more!
- Intro to engineering kit: perfect gift for aspiring engineers & tinkerers! Kid-tested, parent-approved.
- Diy kit with 50+ real parts: build Robots with 10 challenge cards, Wood, Electric motors, & hardware.
- Found on Amazon for $59.00
What We Thought
Our formal homeschooling journey is just beginning its 2nd year and we are super excited. Jack is starting first grade but I want him to do more than small coloring activities and the usual sit down work which for a mind like his can become boring really fast. Tinkering Labs sent us this kit which was so much fun that we worked on it as a family. This was something that Jack couldn’t quite do on his own, but with help was very successful.
Here is a photo of just a fraction of the pieces that came in the kit
This is the project that was decided on. Something not too hard, but also something that would challenge Jack’s mind and teach him to build a machine that draws curvy lines. The start to finish on this project was about 20 minutes. I think it would have been less if we had all been more familiar with the concepts and pieces, but either way it was an awesome time.
Here is the creation
One very happy 6 year old boy showing off his creation:
Overall I am really impressed with this kit and feel that the amount of activities provided make this perfect for the price. Granted this is now a cheaper product, but the options are endless with the book and then the things you can make up on your own as well. We love that the parts are reusable and while the machine that draws curly lines was fun we can create so many more things!! Jack has already talked about making his Lego blocks move by adding a motor.
Follow our homeschooling journey this year as we embark on first grade with Jack and preschool with Willie.