Kid friendly DIY
How many times have you heard a child say, “I’m not good at math” or “I’m terrible at science”? It’s a phrase heard and said far too frequently. What if there was a way to get kids involved in math and science outside of the classroom… in a hands-on way that not only interested them, but also created something they’d enjoy using? Please welcome Bose build-it-yourself speakers to the show, ladies and gentleman!
Tapping into curiosity
Bose, the king of all things sound, is a word synonymous with state-of-the-art sound systems, varying from noise-cancelling headphones to portable PAs. That’s why I’m pretty sure no one ever saw the sound giant creating build-it-yourself speakers for the tykes, which makes it beyond awesome.
Bose has announced that the new BOSEbuild line was designed specifically with children 8 years old and up in mind. In an attempt to keep Bose’s founder, Dr. Amar G. Bose, ideals alive, the new BOSEbuild speakers are meant to awaken a child’s interest in engineering and science. By tapping into this curiosity, not only do we see our children utilizing their brains at play, but they get a new speaker that they can use for years to come, AND kids can experience the joy that goes into building something themselves. It’s a pretty spectacular three-for-one deal.
With or without instructions
The Speaker Cube, the first product released in the new line and available now for about $150, is made of transparent material. To make building a bit easier, the Cube also features blue lights so that the creator can see inside while putting it together. Parents and kids can pick from two options, they can either take a swing at building the speaker themselves, or there is an app available that offers step-by-step instructions (you can help too, mom and dad). The Speaker Cube supports streaming from various devices, but as of right now, it isn’t compatible with Androids.
So many props to Bose for thinking outside the traditional sound box (pun intended). Not only is the company expanding its base of consumers, but it is also facilitating a hands-on approaching to kid-friendly learning in fields that generally intimidate our youth. By encouraging our children to create (and not just BUY) a device like the Speaker Cube, they’re learning to associate building with fun. Sounds like a win-win to me, and totally worth the $150. Go, Bose!