We have four kids and one of them could be the poster child for kinaesthetic learning. He learns by doing and creating, rather than just listening to instructions. He could build and craft and create all day long. On the other hand, I could explain something to him 10 times and he still won’t learn it as well as he will by doing it one time. I think that this is the case for most kids.
There is a quote that says “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” We love how our kids are independent and how they love to discover and explore answers on their own. Beau is one of the kids that will try his way first and will ask for assistance when he needs it. He is a kids that really loves to “think outside the box” for sure.
Over the weekend, Becky and I let the kids build a speaker. Yes, really. BOSEbuild has a new Speaker Cube that you can build (it is fully customizable). It is one of their newest products that allows children (and their families) to build an actual “Bose-quality” product that can be used and enjoyed for the years that follow. We put the gamified app on the iPad and followed the steps for hands-on exploring.
The BOSEbuild philosophy is that when kids look around their own room, there are endless possibilities for exploring how their world works. It’s great because our kids love finding Build-it-yourself projects like this. You can pre-order the Speaker Cube at build.bose.com for $149 (suggested age is 8+).
The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube is a journey through the science of sound from magnets to music.
The whole thing invites kids to experiment with how a simple magnet and coil can make sound.
It is a guided experience, so we worked together to build it, and so did Becky and I. They loved building it and they loved personalizing their speakers just as much ( you can choose your own LED lights, silhouette covers and clip arrangements.)
We loved doing this together. It was like having a lab on our kitchen table. Each of the kids had fun learning about it and making the speaker. They really learned a lot (so did I)
This was such a fun project, now each child wants to build one to keep in their room. Since it is a bluetooth speaker, we can play music through the speaker for our dance parties. It sounds just as great as it looks and with the LED lights, you have so many color options to chose from. Beau used his as a night light last night, which didn’t surprise me.
Does our Beau sound like anyone you know? Leave me a comment below letting me know how creative your kids are and how you help discover the world around them.