Children of Brooklyn Learn to Build
Brooklyn is at the forefront of the “maker” community (where Etsy was founded) so it’s not surprising that there are a lot of kid builders and schools to teach them. Construction Kids is located on Flatbush Ave. near Prospect Park and they offer classes throughout the year that teach children not only how to use tools correctly and safely but how to work with others to build projects and toys.
Their goal is to “give children a broad palate of materials and tools to explore. We look at the natural and built world around us, we learn to work safely as individuals and as part of a team, and we learn the joys of building, revising, and repairing.”
All projects are guided by an experienced group of adults and children are encouraged to explore many of these projects using their own imagination instead of being confined to always construct “between the lines”.
There are schools like this popping up around the country and we look forward to profiling more of them. If you are an educator and have a class or school to share with us, please contact us.
Photos courtesy of Construction Kids