Book Review: Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids by Bob Katovich

Build your own amazing robots―20 STEAM projects you’ll love!

Get ready to build all kinds of incredible robots―right in your own home! Designed for young robot builders (ages 5 – 10), these do-it-yourself robotics for kids projects will teach you about science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as you assemble an amazing collection of real working robots!

From scribblebots to two-legged walkers, this book walks you through robotics for kids, one beautifully-photographed project at a time. The robots start out simple and get more advanced as you go, helping you boost your skills (and your confidence) at the same time. Get started today!

This exciting guide to robotics for kids includes:

  • 20 awesome projects―Rock the world of robotics for kids with nearly two-dozen different designs for bots that glow, draw, walk, climb, and more.
  • Full-color photos―Construction is easy thanks to clear directions and 200 step-by-step pictures that help you build your robot right.
  • Robots in the world―Chapters are divided based on the functions of robots, showing you how they can be used to help in your day-to-day life.

Discover one of the most fun ways to get into robotics for kids!


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Callisto Publishing. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids begins with explaining the history of robots and the difference between robots and machines. It also explains that robotics is an important subject because it uses every form of STEAM education: science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Before beginning on the projects, there is a list of supplies needed to do all of the projects and places where they can be found.

The projects begin simple like how to build a circuit: simple, series, or parallel. They get more difficult until at the end, you can build a four-legged robot or a bipedal robot (just to name a couple).

Each project starts with a short introduction then lists the materials needed, total time it should take, and the steps involved. There is also a “Caution” for each project that lists things to think about to perform the activity safely. At the end of the project is the “How it Works” section so that kids don’t only make the item in the project, but they know why it works. The last thing listed in each project is the STEAM connection.

There is a helpful glossary at the end of the book and a page with links to other resources about robotics.

Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids is a great way for kids between the ages of 5 and 10 to have fun and learn at the same time!