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.