Robot projects may engage children

12/2/2008 | NYTimes.com

An increasing number of robot kits, ranging in price from $9 to $3,500 are helping to engage children, spark their creativity and teach them how to handle basic tools. "What you really want to do with a robotics purchase," a robotic-toy consultant says, "is buy something that will involve and engage your child, and give them some motivation and sense of accomplishment, so they can say, Hey, I did this."

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