I’m delighted to bring you another post in our recurring feature on Maker Kids. Meet Lilah! She’s heading into fifth grade. She’s a maker, a blogger and so much more. For example, Lilah loves robotics, plays flute and piano, and solves problems on Math Olympiad team.
Meet Maker Kid Lilah
You have so many interests! Tell me what you’re currently involved in.
There’s this site called Scratch, where you can use blocks to code. One of the projects I made is a cupcake maker! Another thing I do is stop action videos. I’ve made a really funny one about Shopkins and treats.
I heard you’ve been dabbling in arduino projects. What are you making?
Well, there’s a thing called an mBot. I got to put it together and program it using a site called mBlocks. (There’s more about it on my website.)
You have a blog, too. STEM Spectacular. What do you want people to know about your blog?
I want people to know that it’s run by a person of the target age. This means that everything I post is a good idea for kids around my age.
What’s great about being a Maker Kid?
I love working with electronics. I also like trying the new maker toys. But, my favorite thing is getting to see the complex thing I spent so long on actually WORK!
What advice do you have for parents who want to encourage their kids to be Makers?
You should see what your kid likes, and find something that will help them learn more about that. You can think of a way to make almost any toy become something that, both your child likes, and is something a maker would use.
Anything else to add?
I think being a maker is really fun, and there are so many things for a young maker to use, this is the perfect time to be one.