This article explores Why “Maker Faires” Are Important For Kids.
TIME (5/23) reports that over 150,000 people attended this year’s at the San Mateo Events Center. According to Time, “these shows have become increasingly important as a means to introduce kids to” science, technology, engineering and math. Time reports that “at Maker Faires, children get hands-on experience with electronic gadgets, from programming to soldering. Kids can play with robotic kits, try building a drone and generally tinker with all sorts of gizmos.”