Kansas Children's Discovery Center uses robots as learning tool for kids

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) The Kansas Children's Discovery Center brought out their "Rockin' Robots" on Saturday to teach young kids about programming and coding.

The focus of the activity was to get the children familiar with those specific aspects of technology.

They set up a robot barricade that the kids could sit around, and then passed out tablets.

An application on the tablets allowed the kids to program their robot and control its movements.

Officials at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center hope that programs and exhibits, like the "Rockin' Robots" will spark the children's love for learning.

Director of STEAM Education Caitlin Luttjohann says, "We like to introduce kiddos to technology at the earliest level so that they'll be familiar with what programming and coding is."

Luttjohann says their main goal is this, "We want kids to be prepared to go into any field that they wanna be and we're here to spark interest."

On March 2nd, the Kansas Children's Discovery center will hold an Engineering Expo from 11 am to 3 pm, which kids will compete in three engaging engineering challenges.