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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 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!

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

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Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Educators getting hands-on with KIBO: New video!

Earlier this year we announced our various professional development programs, following the move into our new manufacturing and office headquarters in Waltham, MA. Since then, educators and program coordinators from near and far have come to learn how to integrate technology into the early education curriculum.

We took a great video during our latest full-day training session to give you an inside look at the trainings and what its like for teachers getting hands-on with KIBO. Check it out here:

KinderLab Robotics’ professional development program provides an in-depth understanding of how to use the KIBO robot kit in a developmentally-appropriate way with young children and how to integrate the different teaching materials into your existing curriculum.

Our next session will be a two-day training at our Waltham, MA headquarters on June 13th and 14th. For more information or to register, please go to: http://kinderlabrobotics.com/event/two-day-training/.

Can’t make it to Massachusetts? Don’t worry. We have a range of virtual and travel training opportunities available as well. Browse the options here: http://kinderlabrobotics.com/professional-development/.

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Introducing STEM in an early childhood classroom – a free webinar!

KIBO, our developmentally appropriate robot kit, is based on more than 15 years of child development and learning technologies research. So as you can imagine, the team here at KinderLab Robotics is sitting on a wealth of ed tech, child development and early education knowledge.

We’ve so enjoyed sharing our expertise on the blog, over social media, at events, and at our professional development trainings, but we want to do more! CEO and co-founder Mitch Rosenberg will be hosting a FREE interactive webinar for any educators and program coordinators committed to K-2 education.

Introducing STEM to the classroom isn’t easy – we know that. In this webinar, we’ll equip you with the confidence and the tools to get it right. Through real-life examples, hands-on experience and credited research, this webinar will show you where to start, how to get funding, what NOT to do and so much more.

Not to mention, all registrants will receive a copy of our KIBO curriculum, used by educators across the USA, absolutely free of charge (value $35).

Interested? We hope so! Register here for either May 30th or 31st or get in touch with any questions.

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