Child’s Play Newsletter
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On April 6, 2017
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.Download childsplay-newsletter-2017-04 (.pdf)
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 15, 2016
Hello, and welcome to the December 2016 issue of Child’s Play! We’re so happy to be celebrating another end-of-year and holiday season with you. We are busy filling holiday orders, and there is still time to order a KIBO if you’re thinking of giving one as a gift. KIBO is perfect for exploring programming concepts Read MoreDownload childsplay-newsletter-2016-12 (.pdf)
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On October 26, 2016
Hello, and welcome to the October 2016 issue of Child’s Play! The school year is well underway here in Boston and we’re very excited about the ever growing number of schools that are incorporating robotics, engineering, and making in creative ways. And of course we’re pleased that KIBO is part of that movement. In this Read MoreDownload childsplay-newsletter-2016-10 (.pdf)
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On August 17, 2016
Hello, and welcome to the August 2016 issue of Child’s Play! Today we are very pleased to announce the availability of the KIBO Expression Module, the first new module to join the KIBO lineup since our founding. The Expression Module combines a flagpole and whiteboard to greatly expand the options for personalizing, customizing, and extending Read MoreDownload childsplay-newsletter-Aug2016 (.pdf)
Posted By KinderLab Robotics On July 15, 2016
Hello, and welcome to the July 2016 issue of Child’s Play! Summer is in full swing here in the Boston area. If your schedule follows the school year cycle, summer provides a welcome change of pace and tempo. It’s a chance to step back, breathe, and think about things in new ways. It’s also a Read MoreDownload childsplay-newsletter-July2016 (.pdf)