Building Robots are a great way to develop important skills while having fun that doesn't include video games or television. Building encourages imaginative thinking and creativity while also teaching about materials and construction, developing problem solving techniques, and improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. You’ll also learn the value of organization and neatness. That’s a lot of learning!
Building is not just an activity for budding engineers. The planning, organization and problem solving skills developed are directly useful in all walks of life. The practical skills learned regarding materials, use of tools, following rules and directions, and spacial thinking are critical skills in fields as diverse as art, medicine, engineering, and science. These skills are also pretty handy for any driver who's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and any homeowner needing to deal with household maintenance.