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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 9th, 2015

Blog poll: Would you contribute money to support an ed tech program at your child’s school?

Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Blog poll: Do you actively search for educational toys and activities for your child during summer vacation?

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Join KIBO next week at Imajine That Academy!

Parents, teachers and children, get ready tocelebrate – it’s almost April vacation week!

New England-based parents, if you’re looking for fun activities for your kids, check out Imajine That, which will feature KIBO from April 20 through April 25 at the Imajine That Academy.

Imajine That is an interactive children’s play center based on the Riverwalk in Lawrence, Massachusetts. There’s a number of reasons why we love Imajine That and see it as a perfect fit for the KinderLab Robotics team (and KIBO!) to partner with:

  1. It’s unique – a first-of-its-kind interactive play space dedicated to family and child engagement. We love pioneers committed to new and exciting ways to engage.
  2. The Imajine That mission is to inspire humans through playful, imaginative exploration, which is what KIBO is all about! The Imajine That team is dedicated to bringing families, individuals and communities closer to one another. As well as developing cognitive and motor abilities, KIBO helps children to explore and develop social and emotional skills.
  3. The organization is committed to the development of best practices and is grounded in research. Imajine That follows guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)for developmentally-appropriate practices. We developed KIBO based on more than fifteen years of research in learning technologies at Tufts University.
  4. Last, but not least, we love the amazing play space that Imajine That has created for families and children to create, share and learn together. With ‘Imaginators’ working on-site to help facilitate playful and imaginative exploration, the Imajine That playspace has a series of ‘Imagination Stations’ which includes a massive dinosaur children can climb; an arts and crafts area; a child-sized Whole Foods® grocery store; Between the Lions® literacy area; a Peep and the Big Wide World® Science Station and even a Lowell General Hospital Doctor’s’Office play area.

So come and join KIBO during April vacation at Imajine That! Join us for one, two, three or five-days of building, programming and decorating KIBO robots.

The April Vacation week program will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm ET April 20-25th. Prices begin at just $60 for non-members and include snacks, drunks and lunch. To register, please get in touch with Shelly Outwater of Imagine That directly at [email protected] or via phone at 978 566-1498.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Blog poll: As a parent, are you worried about your ability to teach your child to code?