Title Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter - Digital Technologies Degree of recognition National Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 1 page Country/Territory Australia Date 11/10/19 Description Getting started with Bee-Bots
Monash University lecturer Dr Sarika Kewalramani
has an ongoing interest in coding and robotics
in early childhood education. She recommends
some of the following activities in an article titled
‘Why pre-school is the best time to spark an
interest in STEM’:
● Using trial and error, children program the
Bee-Bot to perform different tasks. It’s a great
opportunity for children to estimate things.
For example, how many times will your Bee-Bot
need to go forward to reach the farm and beach
in their city?
● Ask children to design their own story for
the Bee-Bot’s adventures to encourage
creativity. Children can draw a story map,
and use images to illustrate it.
● Promote group work and set up problem-
solving challenges. For example, robots
can dive into the ocean to find the treasure
or climb up a mountain without going into
a volcanic area.
Producer/Author Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter Persons Sarika Kewalramani