Expanding our Horizons

On Thursday, we visited a school called YiTu that teaches kids using LEGO in Beijing, China, where LEGOs aren’t as prevalent.


After exchanging greetings, we shared our experiences with LEGO. We IMG_6090talked about how we learned about FIRST in the first place, explained the FIRST family of robotics competitions, and shared how we teach LEGO robotics. More importantly, we talked about the life-changing aspect of FIRST robotics,
detailing how FLL (First LEGO League) had encouraged us to spread STEM concepts throughout our community, and eventually form Kids2Kids.

The teachers at YiTu were interested in FIRST’s robotics competitions, especially FLL Jr. We learned about their plan to use LEGO WeDo in their curriculum, and we were very excited to find out that they were interested in creating a FLL Jr. team and even hosting a FLL Jr. competition.


However, we’re especially excited for this opportunity because of the potential new robotics teams in China. We hope to be in touch soon, and we wish good luck to any new robotics teams!

Michael Wu teaches the Rubik's Cube

Rubik’s Cube Club Update

On July 9, we hosted not one, but two Rubik’s Cube Clubs! This time, even more students came to the JEI Learning Center to find out how to solve the Rubik’s Cube.

IMG_5941This session focused on solving the first and second layers of the cube. All of the students (and parents alike) eagerly progressed in solving this complex puzzle. We could feel excitement and amazement as students raced to exercise what they had learned.

We were thrilled to see more parents coming to learn about the Rubik’s Cube. We were also excited by seeing two people (including one adult) joining Michael Wu in teaching the Rubik’s Cube!

However, this is far from our last Rubik’s Cube Club, so stay tuned for the next one!