April 2017 Child’s Play Newsletter

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 6, 2017 in Child's Play Newsletter

Hello, and welcome to the April 2017 issue of Child’s Play!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of another fun new module to expand the possibilities with KIBO: our new Sound Record/Playback Module. This new device lets kids record voices, songs, and sounds, then play those sounds back with new programming blocks. You can purchase the new module as an add-on to your existing KIBO or as part of our new complete KIBO 21 kit, which includes everything in the KIBO 18 kit plus the Expression Module and Sound Record/Playback Module.

We also enjoyed a wonderful recent article in the New York Times called “Learning to Think Like a Computer.” The article explored current approaches to teaching computational thinking – and it featured two big pictures of kids interacting with KIBO! The article does a great job exploring the importance of this kind of learning and I encourage you to read and share it.

In this issue, we also take a look at some of the informal learning settings – museums, libraries, after-school programs, and more – where KIBO has found a home.

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