Parents: The 11 Best Robot Toys for Budding Engineers, According to STEM Experts

We are thrilled to be one of the “11 Best Robot Toys for Budding Engineers” according to STEM Experts in Parents! KIBO was also named “Best Educational Robot” when evaluated by educators and parents for kids to learn STEM, engineering & design.

The article reads in part, “Robot toys instill a love of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), which can turn into a career later in life. Importantly, children also learn to overcome failure through iterating improvements to their robot design and code to meet challenges set forth by their teachers or families,” says Steve Coxon, PhD, professor of education and executive director at the Center for Access and Achievement at Maryville University. “Learning to overcome failure is vital for anything students choose to do in life and something they rarely get the opportunity for in school.”

We wanted to find the best robot toys for kids, so we spoke with an education professor and a STEM coordinator at a science museum to learn more about what design and features to look for in robot toys. We also surveyed 875 parents to find out what toys their children play with and asked them to detail how their kids interact with their toys and why they love them. A pediatrics specialist on our Expert Board verified the accuracy of our information and addressed any lingering health and safety concerns.”

About KIBO

Recommended for children ages 4 to 7, KIBO is a coding robot you build and decorate yourself. The screen-free robot was designed by early education researchers at Tufts University and allows kids to change its actions with a sequence of coding cards. KIBO also encourages creativity, as kids can attach paper designs to its top and change them whenever they like. Or, draw directly onto KIBO’s whiteboard top with the included marker.

KIBO is excellent for kids ages 4 to 7.

Read all about KIBO and the other robot toys.