Sandbox Playground and Sandbox, Powered by Related Kids’ Makerspaces Now Open in Chelsea
Kids can tap into their innovative sides in the public space or private, resident-only space that has 3D printing, robotic LEGOs, and more.
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“By the time [these kids] get out of school, the world is going to be an entirely different place,” Gushee says. “The work is going to be entirely different. There will be automation and AI competing for jobs. What kids need to do to be able to survive in the future, is develop the very human skills of innovation, ideation, creativity. Things that robots and computers have a hard time catching up on. That’s what I try to teach my daughters.”
In this way, Sandbox is a kids’ room for the future, he says. Both the residential and public space aim to get kids excited about technology, but not on their phones. They will have the opportunity to build real, tangible things–and fail in order to succeed. In the residential room alone there is a 3D printer, robotic LEGOs, a virtual reality space, tools and building materials, opportunities to code, and much more. For more information on Sandbox Playground’s rotational visitors whose fun will be open to the public, visited Related’s blog.