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Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 10, 2018

Scientific American: Connecting Kindergartners and Coding without a Screen in the World of Unstructured Play

This article in Scientific American is about a Kindergartners experience playing with KIBO. The article delves into the actual use of KIBO, from opening up the product to the excitement the child had playing and coding with KIBO!

The kindergartner was so excited when her giant chain of commands worked that she danced around the robot cheering. When I asked the kindergartner about her favorite part, she launched into a giggling and dramatic retelling of how a poorly timed recording of her brother’s name made the robot repeatedly – and incorrectly – shout his name throughout the house.

Read on for the full article.

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On January 1, 2018

Reviewed Parenting: 12 incredible STEM toys that every child will want. Fun (and learning) for kids of all ages!

See the recent review of KIBO (#5 in the list) to read what the reviewer throught of KIBO. “Our experience: Mitch Roseberg, Co-founder of KinderLab Robotics (the makers of KIBO), told me that the motivation behind creating KIBO was to encourage all kids to become STEM-literate by making robotics and programming universally accessible and fun: Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 28, 2017

The Edvocate: 106 Experts Share their Thoughts on the Future of Education

The Edvocate asked 106 education experts to answer one question: “What are your thoughts on the future of education?” Our own Marina Bers was one of the 106 experts asked to weigh in. Her response: “The future of education depends on engaging our youngest learners as creators with technology. When young children develop technological fluency—an Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 20, 2017

Lille Punkin: Review of KIBO Robot for Kids

In this review, Linsey Knerl and her two little boys put KIBO through its paces. “While I understand that screens have a role, I was really happy to learn about the KIBO Robot from KinderLab Robotics. This high-quality gadget is designed for kids 4-7 and provided HOURS and HOURS of play for my two boys Read More

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On December 15, 2017

NIH Record: Tech for Tots – Lab Develops Coding Toys for Young Kids

Marina Umaschi Bers gave a presentation at the NIH regarding young children and coding. “If you start in early childhood, at a time when everyone is curious and open, and you take the mindset of a literacy approach, then we’re really talking about something [much bigger]. Literacy is a power and gives us a voice. Read More