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Posted on Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Arts and Engineering with #KIBOCostume

Halloween is coming, and KIBO loves to dress up! With a costume, KIBO can become a character in any story. Share your KIBO Costumes with hashtag #KIBOCostume.

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Decorating KIBO engages kids with both engineering and arts. Designing a costume lets kids express their imagination, while actually constructing and attaching the costume directly to KIBO or to KIBO’s Art Platform is a fun engineering challenge. Dressing up KIBO is a key part of using KIBO within a comprehensive STEAM curriculum.

KIBO dressed upWe would love to see what KIBO Costumes you or your kids have come up with. If you’re a teacher, do you have any favorite KIBO Costumes from your classroom? If you’re a parent, try creating a KIBO Costume with your kid based on a favorite book character, favorite rescue vehicle, favorite animal…

To join the fun: Share a picture of your dressed-up KIBO on Twitter with hashtag #KIBOCostume! You’ll be giving other KIBO lovers some great new ideas. We’ll re-tweet our favorites to spread the ideas. (Please only post if you’re OK with us re-tweeting and re-using your photo.)

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

School’s out for the summer: Keep ‘em coding

It’s summertime and the living is easy. But if you’re like us, you want to make sure your children have fun, are occupied and never stop learning! Whether you’ve enrolled them in summer camps, day care, or will be at home with them – KIBO is a perfect fit.

Created after more than fifteen years of child development and learning technologies research, our robot kit is developmentally appropriate and approachable. Its customizable art platform allows for open-ended play and collaboration, while its familiar wooden blocks effortlessly teach sequencing and programming concepts.

If you subscribe to our Child’s Play newsletter, then you know KIBO will be popping up a few summer camps over the next few months including the LEXPLORATION summer program and the DevTech Summer Program at Tufts University. If you’re interested in introducing KIBO to your summer camp or program, get in touch today.

If you’re a parent, grandparent, babysitter or really generous neighbor who wants to help a child code with KIBO this summer, browse our options in the shop.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Blog poll: Do you use robotics in teaching STEM or STEAM?

Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Blog poll: Educators – Do you feel coding concepts be introduced in early childhood?

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Congresswoman Clark codes with KIBO

As you may have heard, we were excited to welcome Congresswoman Katherine Clark to the KinderLab Robotics headquarters last month. As an avid supporter of early education, Congresswoman Clark was keen to see KIBO in action and learn more about our mission – and vice versa.

CEO and co-founder Mitch Rosenberg talked with her and her team for some time about everything including coding, STEAM, and girls in tech.

“It important that girls begin at an early age and have toys and materials in the classroom purposely put together with gender equality in mind – both in approach and the way you get results – to keep them from feeling as though they aren’t as good as the boys,” said Congresswoman Clark.

We, of course, wholeheartedly agree. KIBO was designed after in-depth research into gender and child development technologies.

After all that talking, we got to coding! Check out the video below of Congresswoman Clark creating a program with our robot kit, KIBO.

Katherine Clark has been the Congresswoman for the Fifth District of Massachusetts since 2013.

Stay tuned for more from our visit, including a Q&A!