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programs

Lego Teams:  Minecraft Build

Leadership, Robotics, and

History Program (LRH)

LRH: Rail Line Build

Conducted by Emerald Palace Practice and
Sponsored by Tracks 4 Kids and the Museum of the American Railroad

Dates: During the months of September, October, and November
           with specific dates to be announced

The program is a 2 hour long fun activity involving trains, robotics, games, and leadership skills held at the Heritage Museum in Frisco.  While specific to children who have high functioning autism, and or ADHD from ages 9 to 14, it is also open to kids who just wish to take part in building with Legos. Currently it has a size of 6 to 8 children.

Parents are encouraged to come both to play with the Legos and help their children advance in understanding social cues.

During the 2 hour program we conduct 4 activities:

1)     We give a 30 minute hands on building project and history

        lesson involving trains ( We use Lego parts for this).

2)     We run a 1 hour project on robotics how to program and build

        Lego robots.

3)     Throughout the program we discuss issues of how to make


         friends and maintain them, as well as how to understand what is

         the difference

         between a good friend and those who are fair weather friends.  

         This leadership part of the program also works to instill feeling of

         accomplishment, working together as a team, and how to

         transition from negative to positive thoughts when frustrated or

         unsure of the right course of action.

4)     We incorporate 30 minutes to playing fun games.



Cost: 35.00 per every 2 hour meeting


Insurance does not cover our LRH program




Our Lego Robotics addresses social skills and self esteem for young adults ages 15 to 18.  Using state of the art Lego Mindstorms equipment, the group members conceptualize and build a Lego Robotic structure and program it to do multiple actions.  Some of our past builds have included:


An Imperial AT-ACT Cargo Walker from Star Wars


A White Dragon with moving, bighting, and flapping wings capability


A working Trebuche that could be remote controlled




Cost: 35.00 per  robotics meeting


Insurance does not cover our Lego Robotics program


Creativity Challenges Series

 

Our creativity challenge series develops problem solving skills that help children transition within their social environment while building self-esteem. Think of our creativity challenge series as equivalent to your schools A+ programs.  These programs are designed for our smart kids who don’t quite have the grades but they do have the intelligence.  Like our Lego Teams, our Creativity Challenge Series uses Lego bricks as the primary medium.   However, instead of a group format, the Creativity Challenge Series is a one on one program that encourages academic excellence ( math, problem solving, etc.).  The series is for children who are between ages 10 to 14 years of age and can be conducted ever week or every other week for a span of 3 meetings per series topic.  Some of the topics covered in our series include:

Space Exploration

Egypt and its Pyramids


Middle Ages

Detectives and Espionage




Cost: 60.00 per individual meeting


Insurance does not cover our Creativity Challenge Series.

Lego Robotics

Creativity Challenge Series:  Middle Ages, Castle Build



Lego Teams

Lego Teams is a team leadership and social skills development program in which children learn how to gain friends and positively interact with peers. This program uses Lego bricks as the primary medium.    Groups are for children ages 10 to 14 and the numbers per group are kept at between 3 to 4 participants. Each group lasts for one hour and usually meet two times a month.   The following are just a few of the themes we have used for our Lego Teams:


Lego Minecraft


Lego Castles Defense


Lego Star Wars


Lego Zombie Invasion




Cost:  35.00 per team meeting


Insurance does not cover our Lego Team Programs


 

 



 

​Creativity Challenge Series

Lego Teams

Lego Robotics: AT-ACT Cargo Walker Build

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