Introducing Drones to Kids Is a Sure-fire Way to Teach Technology

It is better to start them young. The earlier the better it will be for kids to learn how to use drones. Drones are educational tools, and introducing them to kids is a sure-fire way to teach them, or let them be interested in technology.

In fact, there are now mini drones that are cheap, safe, and fun for kids as young as 1 year old, that adults are sure to enjoy too. For younger kids, they may be toys, but these drones can already open their eyes to the wonders of technology.

As educational tools, drones are useful for different subject areas, according to an article by Edutopia. These areas of learning include:

  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Math
  • Science
  • Community Building
  • Current Events
  • Social and Emotional Learning

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Drones are also good to help children develop their motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Flying drones requires excellent hand-eye coordination, as children need to use visual cues and be aware of the special relations so that they could use their hands to control its path and destination.

Here is one example how kids are learning with drones. In downtown Berlin’s Mitte district, the summer heat doesn’t keep a motley group of youngsters from listening attentively to two trainers teaching them the basics of drone flying in a playful and entertaining way. […]
starting from the basics of aviation and the technology behind drones right down to getting the hang of how to design and build a drone with the help of online tools. Plus printing essential parts with 3D technology and understanding the legal requirements and rules for flying such objects. – Read the full story.

The DJI Mavic Mini is one of the best drones for kids, more especially for older ones who can appreciate its different parts and how they work.

So for parents and teachers, acquainting their kids/students to drones is a great way to open their minds to the world of technology as well as open doors to bright opportunities for their future.

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