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Daddy Mojo: KIBO Robot Kits are the STEAM skill toy you wish you had as a child

Posted By christina On January 6, 2020 in Media Coverage

Daddy Mojo recently reviewing KIBO with his young daughter. Some of his findings included:

“We’ve played with numerous “kid coding” toys and KIBO Robot Kits are easily the best-and most immersive for what they’re trying to accomplish. It is incredibly simple to use, has almost no learning curve and can challenge the older children for whom the robot is intended for.

KIBO is meant for those children who are 4-7 years old. I paused when I first read that too. However, after having played with the kit with numerous children in that age range and older it is 100% correct. One of the best things for users and parents is that KIBO is screen-free. There is no screen, tablet or other device needed to enjoy KIBO. Everything that you need to make the robot do its thing in included in the package.

Parents or educators will love the fact that KIBO has virtually no learning curve. Kids as young as 4 can dive right in and start playing. They’ll also love that kids will want to play with it. Kids will love that the enjoyment is immediate and doesn’t rely on having a screen or other device to use it. It’s also tactile and gives kids the immediate sensation of using their hands to accomplish something now. There’s no waiting period, just scan, push button and watch the robot move.

This is an example of complex technology in an amazingly simple package. It makes young minds curious and plants the STEAM seeds of coding in young children. I liken it to full immersion second-language teaching. KIBO speaks that coding language that will be important to kids as they get older. It makes it fun and palatable to them so that they won’t even realize that they’re learning while they’re playing. If you have a child who is 3 or 4 this could be a more effective tech teacher than the tablet you’re thinking about buying; especially if you a la carte some of the more advanced options.

KIBO speaks that coding language that will be important to kids as they get older. It makes it fun and palatable to them so that they won’t even realize that they’re learning while they’re playing. If you have a child who is 3 or 4 this could be a more effective tech teacher than the tablet you’re thinking about buying; especially if you a la carte some of the more advanced options.”

Read the full review.