“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed–it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
Discovering passion. As Tony Wagner discusses in his book, Creating Innovators, he reasons that through play, a child will develop a passion and in time, this passion turns to purpose. Turning play into purpose can transform today’s children into tomorrow’s innovators. The Engineerium is a room that encourages young thinkers to ask “Why?” and “What if?” and “I wonder?” It will guide a child’s understanding about the mechanics of how things work. Come to the Engineerium where children’s brains ignite with self-discovery! The activities will spark their intrinsic curiosity and creativity. Your child’s passion might just be waiting to blossom inside!
The Engineerium is loaded with hands-on equipment and toys intended for children to design and build. They’ll get a glimpse of how the world works from an engineer’s point of view. The Engineerium has several stations where your child can:
- Design and build a skyscraper, a bridge, a roller coaster, a super slide. You decide!
- Experiment and solve problems in your design through trial and error.
- Persevere and finish what you start!
- Collaborate and share ideas with each other—just like the real world!
In this bright room with lots of space you will find tools, blocks and Legos, marble ramps, magnetic toys, and a sensory trough all for you and your little engineer to enjoy and learn through the power of play.