Attention pint-sized future engineers--this place is for you!
I visited with the manager Brandon Jones yesterday, and he is super excited to be opening up Play-Well TEKnologies's first activity center in the state of Washington. What is Play-Well, you ask? It's a place for kids to learn engineering through play--with LEGO's!! Children 5-14 years old will learn about building techniques, gear ratios, torque and engineering without even realizing their brains are being challenged to think in new ways. Because it's fun! From gear drive cars, catapults and spinning tops the wheels will be turning. There are no papers or take home assignments, it's hands on learning that encourages kids to have an appreciation for how things work and to understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
The instructors are often engineers, scientists, teachers, or physics students with a passion for innovation and being able to spark that enthusiasm in our youth. Play-Well has previously been involved in enrichment programs through schools and parks/rec, but with this new activity center, they will be offering workshops (1.5 hr for $16), summer camps ($175) and birthday parties ($300 up to 16 kids). There are primary and advanced classes and themed classes too- Ninjaneering, Jedi Engineering, and lots more... even a Girls Engineering (go girl power!).
There are about 200,000-300,000 legos, including gears and motors and wheels. I know some kids that would think they hit the jackpot walking into this place! Stop by for the Grand Opening Open House on Sat 5/18 from 10-5 to learn more about their programs and offerings. 11743 124th Ave NE (behind Price Brothers Garage/across from Ford). Questions you can call 425-244-9361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Welcome to Kirkland, Play-Well TEKnologies. I'm pretty sure we have a lot of little rocket scientists to send your way....~j