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Posted On May 19, 2017 in Media Coverage

Best Educational Robot Kits

“KIBO is a spectacular choice for young children looking to get their creative skills rolling. It’s mainly designed for children 4 to 7 and it’s used in schools primarily in kindergarten. Unlike most other robots that use a screen or require a tablet or some other electrical device for programing, KIBO uses strings of wooden Read More

Posted On April 6, 2017 in Child's Play Newsletter

April 2017 Child’s Play Newsletter

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 Read More

Posted On April 4, 2017 in Media Coverage

Learning to Think Like a Computer

In an airy kindergarten classroom at Eliot-Pearson Children’s School, in the Tufts University Department of Child Study and Human Development, children program with actual blocks. Marina Umaschi Bers, a child development and computer science professor, created wooden blocks that bear bar codes with instructions such as “forward,” “spin” and “shake” that are used to program Read More

Posted On January 30, 2017 in Media Coverage

In Rockland, Holy Family School students get with the programming

Eighth-grader Nicholas Gillespsie of Pembroke didn’t used to be sure about he wants to be when he grew up, but now he has a pretty good idea. “A robotics engineer” is his answer now… Read more at http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20170130/in-rockland-holy-family-school-students-get-with-programming

Posted On December 15, 2016 in Media Coverage

It’s never too early to teach kids about coding

“Last week, some of our 4-year-old students did something really fascinating: They programmed a robot using code. That’s right, preschoolers at Bessie Carmichael Elementary were given a set of instructions, and with a little time and a lot of puzzling things through, they made a small robot dance.” Read more at http://www.sfexaminer.com/never-early-teach-kids-coding/