Problem solving and self-confidence are skills that children and some adults struggle with. Children feel a sense of immediate accomplishment when completing something themselves and at Young Engineers that is one of our values.
When a child feels good about themself, they are more open to try new things. Self-esteem obstacles can be overcome by presenting problems to children and allowing them to solve the problem with the use of building blocks and the guidance of an instructor. This also allows children to learn new skills.
According to The Scots College (2017) “Connecting small pieces of building blocks to create a final product that follows a child’s vision can be challenging. Achieving this task holds immense sense of satisfaction that is obvious in a child’s smile when they proudly show off their completed work. This has an immensely positive effect on a child’s self esteem.”