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Lego Teams: Minecraft Build
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
3) Throughout the program we discuss issues of how to make
friends and maintain them, as well as how to understand what is
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:
Egypt and its Pyramids
Detectives and Espionage
Cost: 60.00 per individual meeting
Insurance does not cover our Creativity Challenge Series.
Creativity Challenge Series: Middle Ages, Castle Build
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 Castles Defense
Lego Star Wars
Lego Zombie Invasion
Cost: 35.00 per team meeting
Insurance does not cover our Lego Team Programs
Lego Robotics: AT-ACT Cargo Walker Build