As my daughter gets older, she gets closer and closer to that moment when I get to try to convince her to be as fascinated with robots as I am. Lego Mindstorms already purchased for seven year old? Check. Bin full of old electrical motors and gears ready for spontaneous robot making? Check. Robot events? Check:
* Robot Events has [listings of BEST events](http://robotevents.com/robot-competitions/best/).
* Carnegie Mellon has a [Robot Academy](http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/content/vex/start/index.htm).