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Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit

Institute of Play sending Labo to US classrooms

It's all about the principles of STEAM.

Nintendo Labo was introduced as a tool to bring children and adults together to create and play, and now the non-profit organisation Institute of Play has found a new way to use them, as they're sending Labo kits to 100 classrooms around the United States in the coming months.

This all has to do with STEAM, which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and design, and Maths, with the addition of Art and design putting creativity at the same level of science. Labo seems a good way to encourage this way of thinking, and the Institute will work with Nintendo to select the schools, supply kits and Switch consoles, and offer guidance to teachers.

Students in grades 2 to 4 (ages 7 to 10) will split into small groups to build toys, focusing on the basic principles of STEAM, as well as other aspects like communication and problem solving, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz. It's not just about making pre-designed toys either, but encouraging the children to discover new interactions between elements thanks to a simplified programming tool.

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"Despite its shortcomings, we recommend that anyone even slightly interested in the concept check it out, especially those looking for something to play with their young ones."



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