The KIBO robot is included as one of ZDNET‘s best robot toys for kids! The author researched STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) kits and toys that can ignite a kid’s interest and focus it on learning, while at the same time making learning fun.
“In this guide, we’re focusing mostly on the technology and engineering areas, providing you with some great kits and toys that teach and inspire programming and making with robots and digital technology. If you want to spark the imagination of your kids and help them hone tech skills they’ll need as adults, check out this list of our favorite tech toys.”
“I am completely enamored by the idea of KIBO. As an educator in 2022, I consider programming a critical skill for everyone. Nearly anyone can benefit from understanding how to describe steps in a clear and coherent manner. So the idea that KIBO can begin teaching this to very young children is fascinating.
Kibo is a kinetic STEM kit. Best of all, it’s a tool for learning that doesn’t require the use of a screen. By combining physical blocks in the right order, kids can instruct Kibo to take action. Kids can also add on capabilities like light, sound, and sensors, all with large, easy-to-attach add-ons. I can see this in use in a kindergarten or nursery school, as well as at home.
It could unlock something wonderful in the little ones and set them on a path to master technology later in life.”
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