Bricks 4 Kidz ® is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where they can learn, build, and play with LEGO® Bricks. The creative keiki classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education, built around proprietary model plans, created by engineers, educators, and architects. At Bricks 4 Kidz®, children learn through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.
Bricks 4 Kidz® started last year on Maui and now offers activities for children ages 3-13 years+, including:
• After-School Enrichment Classes
• Summer Camps
• Birthday Parties
• In-school Workshops
• Pre-School Classes
• Kidz Night Out
The programs provide a safe, relaxed learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. Specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide children with the opportunity to solve problems and develop an appreciation for how things work, while having fun and socializing in a non-competitive atmosphere. The children work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with a partner, and experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion. The models are created by Bricks 4 Kidz designers (you will not find them on the shelves of our local stores) and many of the models are motorized, some even work with remote controls.
The goals of Bricks 4 Kidz®:
• Introduce engineering and architecture principles
• Explore all five of the S.T.E.A.M. concepts; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
• Increase general knowledge through discussions related to each model
• Develop social/emotional skills such as patience, teamwork, and communication
• Enhance self-esteem and self confidence by solving problems and completing projects
• Improve fine and gross-motor skills as children manipulate small components
• Utilize multiple learning modalities to engage visual, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and auditory learning styles
FYI: The director on Maui is our well loved pediatrician Dr. Frank Baum!
Image Credit: Kidz 4 Bricks Maui