Connecting the Dots: A fun introduction to computer coding and braille for kids

Details

Date 07 Apr 2021

Time 09:00 AM

Contact

Address Vision Australia WA - Level 1, Units 2 and 3/3 Rosslyn St, West Leederville , WA

Phone (08) 6246 4505

Email perth@visionaustralia.org

Website visionaustralia.org

Overview

Dates: 7, 8, 9 April 2021/14, 15, 16 April 2021

Time: 9-11.30am or 1-3.30pm

Address: Vision Australia WA - Level 1, Units 2 and 3/3 Rosslyn St, West Leederville WA 6007

Phone: (08) 6246 4505

Email: perth@visionaustralia.org

Website: visionaustralia.org

Your child can discover how computers work and be amongst the first in Perth to discover Lego’s new Braille Bricks at our free ‘Connecting the Dots’ program these Easter school holidays.

Using state of the art technology, your child will learn the basics of computer programming and braille through tactile learning using Code Jumper and Lego Braille Bricks. This fun and engaging program supports your child’s learning and development through a series of games and challenges that will help them connect with others and use their creativity and curiosity.

This program is open to children aged 4-14 years. Program content will be tailored to be age appropriate for each session’s age group.

Dates and registration

Group 1: Sensory Discovery – ages 4-6; April 7, 8, 9 from 9am-11.30am

Group 2: Creative Tactics – ages 7-11; April 7, 8, 9 from 1pm-3.30pm

Group 3: Creative Tactics – ages 7-11; April 14, 15, 16 from 9am-11.30am

Group 4: Future Focus - ages 12-14; April 14, 15, 16 from 1pm-3.30pm

Registration is required to participate in this program. Please click on this link to register your child. There are four groups consisting of three sessions each. Please indicate during registration which group you would like your child to attend. Registrations close 29 March 2021.

What will my child learn?

During this program, your child will learn to connect the dots between computer coding and their future. Learning through play, your child will improve their literacy; strengthen their sensory skills; develop their logic, critical thinking and collaboration skills; and unleash their creativity!

Join us for lunch and learn

Take the opportunity to join Vision Australia staff for lunch, meet the team and find out more about Vision Australia’s approach to supporting your child today and in  the future, so they can live the life they choose.

Lunch and learn sessions will be held on Friday the 9th and 16th of April from 12-1pm. Please let us know if you’ll be attending during registration.

What is Code Jumper?

Code Jumper is an educational tool that opens up the world of programming, or ‘coding’, to children who are blind or have low vision.

Through a tactile system of oversized buttons, knobs and cords, Code Jumper helps children explore the exciting world of science and technology. Learn more about Code Jumper here.

How do Lego Braille Bricks work?

LEGO® Braille Bricks are designed to support children who are blind or have low vision to learn and play. They are intended as a playful introduction to braille for younger children, but also have proven learning opportunities and benefits older children.

The raised bumps on each LEGO® Braille Brick have been modified to correspond to a letter or character of the braille alphabet. Each brick also has a printed letter or character to allow children who are blind or have low vision to learn and play alongside sighted classmates, family members and educators.

Learn more about Lego Braille Bricks here.

Cost

This is a FREE event

To book or to find out more, please email perth@visionaustralia.org or phone (08) 6246 4505.