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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

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

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December 2016 Child’s Play Newsletter

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 More

Posted On December 14, 2016 in Media Coverage

Robots, Computers, Experts, and More!

KIBO was featured in the Boston Museum of Science’s CS Ed Week activities, and their Sparks! magazine covered the events. “Don’t be surprised to encounter robots throughout the Exhibit Halls. And no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you—they really are playing instruments and performing other activities you thought were limited to humans. You’ll be able to Read More