It’s not easy being green (but it is easy for four to seven year olds to code…)

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On November 6, 2014 in Blog

Sesame Street character Kermit the Frog — ‘actor, singer, author and Muppet’ as he’s billed on the program — was a speaker alongside our chief scientist Marina Umaschi Bers at TEDxJackson in Mississippi this week. Kermit was there as his creator, the late Jim Henson, is a native of the Magnolia State – plus, he’s an international superstar.

While Marina shared research and insights into how robotics, open-ended play and encouraging creativity for four to seven year olds, Kermit was, amongst other things, touching on his new commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

Marina and KIBO shared with the audience how and why to teach kids fundamental coding concepts – and how to make it fun. See the video below, captured by TEDx, of Marina leading KIBO and attendees in a great rendition of the hokey pokey.

If you’d like to dance with KIBO and hang with Kermit, you can access the stream to the TEDxJackson and its lineup of innovators, entrepreneurs and green amphibians here: http://www.tedxjackson.com/speakers/.