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Do Space offering free summer programs for kids

Do Space providing summer classes for kids
Posted at 7:11 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 08:11:45-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Do Space is a nonprofit community technology and learning center.

For some parents, it's how they keep their children engaged outside of a traditional setting.

Michelle Crowder is a mom of 5, and has been bringing her two boys to Do Space since it opened in 2016.

"We really enjoy it," Crowder said. I enjoy them getting to do some classes, to learn different technology and it's just a nice place for them to play and try new things."

Crowder says her husband is a computer programmer so she wants her children to understand how to use technology at a young age.

"It's nice to have a place where they can learn in a more kid-friendly way," she said. They can learn like coding and basic toys to kind of help lead in that direction to understand technology in general."

Community learning director Weston Thomson says that's the goal.

"The more experience kids have with technology , the more fun they're gonna have with it," Thomson said. They're going to be less afraid of it, they're going to want to use it more."

And for parents who may be concerned about keeping their kids physically active this summer...

"There's a lot technology can let you do with your body as well, we have a virtual reality system," Thomson said. You can get in there and you're moving around, and you're being active. We have an interactive game wall where you can move around and interact live with the screens, so there's lot of things you can do that actually get your body going .. so it's not all just sitting in one space."

With a technological industry that's not slowing down any time soon, the hands-on learning is sure to benefit young minds of the future.