S.T.E.A.M. and 21st Century Learning
Build-A-Mind provides numerous enrichment programs to inspire kids to try something new, to get creative and to push their boundaries. We believe that given encouragement and access to a variety of tools and building materials, kids will go “outside of the box” to experiment and create things that we can only dream of. We work with the children to help them develop their ideas and self confidence. We aim to teach them that it’s OK to make mistakes and that not all things go to plan, but that each step is an opportunity to learn and improve.
All of our programs reinforce the four c’s of 21st century learning: creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking and are specially designed to inspire and engage children in the subjects Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M).
At Build-A-Mind we don’t only create things with LEGO® bricks, although we do use them a lot! We also build, design, code and make with Cubelets, LittleBits, Dash and Dot, K’Nex, Goldiblox, MaKey Makey, Edisons, Arduino, Meperbots, Mindstorms, Raspberry Pi, paper, straws, wood, bricks, tin foil, rubber and even spaghetti!
Blue Mountains and beyond
Based in the Blue Mountains, our ‘edutainment’ programs are offered locally and throughout the surrounding areas. We provide themed and generic activities for holiday workshops, after school clubs, incursions, parties, special events and corporate ventures. Build-A-Mind also provides full day events for home schooling groups and private tutoring. Whilst LEGO® robotics are our most popular program, we also provide science events, computer programming, jewellery design, spa parties, handmade cosmetic creations, building activities, stop motion and many more. So if you’re looking for kids party venues, start with us!
PARENTS AND KIDS LOVE IT!
BUT DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Thank you for the opportunity to work with you this afternoon, the class were so engaged and it was great to listen to some of the conversations that were going on. I especially loved that some of my lower students were able to lead those discussions with fantastic ideas.
Afternoon, I would just like to say a huge thank you for today my son J* hasn't stopped talking about today.
Thank you so much for a great (and no fuss!) party - you were great and David had a great time
Our sincere appreciation for all your efforts to make last Saturday's party a huge success for Ulysses and his friends. They all had a superb time and said to me it was an awesome party :).
Direct comments from my 3 girls after the construction workshop. Great job build-a-mind!
"Best workshop I've been to in a long time!"
"I loved it!"
"So glad we went"
My kids loved your session yesterday - thanks so much!
K* loved every second of the robotics workshop. She can't wait until next holidays so she can make more robots.
Just letting you know A* had a terrific day today. He really enjoyed all the activities and was stoked to make a new friend.
Thanks for a great program, A* would love to do further workshops.
Fantastic experience!!! Thank you Kerry and team for providing an amazing experience. Every child participated in this wonderful incursion and produced amazing creations. We particularly like using computers to operate the Lego builds and also the robots. We look forward to your next visit.