A book with robots to build!
It gave me ideas for doing a class on robots with children for my co-op.. would just be fun to do some different things with them (making a robotic hand and what not)
We did manage to try out the following
1. adding weight to the feet... it was hard to secure and seemed to not make any difference.
2. running it on carpet (didn't work)
But it was a fun activity and got my lad talking and thinking, so I'd be calling this a successful book.
We have, as of yet, not found time to make the remaining two robots... perhaps next week when Dad is away for a few days.
The build a robot kit contains a 32 page book, three wind-up motors and the pieces to make three robots.
The material to make the robots is a very heavy cardstock? Bookboard? not quite sure what to call it, but it's quite sturdy and can take some abuse. Some of the cutouts required the use of a toothpick to get the smallest pieces out.
He walks, he tumbles a bit, but we made him and it's all good. :)
Reviewed for Raincoast Books. A great book made by Steve Parker and published by Silver Dolphin Books. Get it, inspire your children to be creative and think more about robots... it'll be fun! :)