If you haven’t allowed your children to play with the Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop they are missing out.
These amazing robots allow children to learn programming with the help of Dash, Dot, and a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device.
Since bursting onto the scene Dash and Dot have become some of the hottest toys on the market. They are inventive, fun, and most important, educational — A great combination for parents who want to give their children the skills needed to succeed in a future world full of technology.
Make Wonder this week announced that Wonder League, a worldwide community of robotics and coding clubs, has surpassed 4,000 clubs.
The network is based around elementary schools and was setup to promote computer coding and robotics lessons for young children.
Four thousand clubs worldwide are registered for the Wonder League, nearly four times the amount of teams who participated in the 2015 Wonder League Robotics Competition.
What The Club Offers
Educators and students, with or without experience, are encouraged to join the clubs if they are interested in computer coding or robotics. The program aims to increase STEM education for boys and girls.
Educators can register a club of three or more students between the ages of 6 and 12 with access to one set of Dash & Dot robots.
Registration is open through July 10, 2016 which means there is still time to participate in the program.
Clubs are then invited to attend the 2016 Wonder League Robotics Competition in October.
The grand-prize winning team will receive a $5,000 STEM grant for a school or not-for-profit organization of the team’s choice.
Registration for the competition will open on August 15, 2016, and the first round of mission challenges will be released on October 17, 2016.
“We’ve seen a tremendous growth in the amount of teachers and students ready to embrace computer science instruction in a fun and explorative way,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and co-founder of Wonder Workshop.”
You can learn more and join the club HERE.