My daughter participated in the first Wonder League competition with a friend when she was six. It was a great experience. Together they completed a challenge each week, with very little help from me. They even filmed the results themselves!
The challenges were all centered around a forest rescue scenario. In one challenge they had to push Dot to safety without igniting the fires on either side of her (two ping pong balls on top of some solo cups). In another they had to protect some baby sea turtles. I greatly enjoyed the cooperative and role playing nature that the challenges presented. It was an entirely positive experience.
It is because of this that I would really like to sponsor a few entries out of Los Alamos STEAM Lab. We have enough equipment to have all three age groups meet and work on their challenges at the same time. It is this sort of multi-age interaction that we want to encourage.
If you think your child would be interested in being part of a team, just respond in the comments with the times they are available. Teams are comprised of up to five kiddos ages 6-8, 9-11, or 12-14 and Wonder is strict about ages. There will be a one-time $50 registration fee for each student on a team.
If you’d like to form your own team and can meet during our regular drop in hours, you are welcome to do that as well.
This is a competition I really believe in and I hope we can get some kids excited about it as well!