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KinderLab brings you the latest coverage of KIBO and other exciting news about robotics in early education. Read more about using robot kits for young students as part of a STEM curriculum.

Posted On May 13, 2022 in Media Coverage

Tech&Learning: How Robots Connect Students, Families, and Educators

In this article, Heather Lee, the early STEM education consultant for the Idaho STEM Action Center and the school readiness project director for Idaho AEYC, shares her expertise and experience of placing playful, hands-on robots in libraries to introduce families to key foundational concepts that create strong learning supports for young children. The article reads Read More

Posted On April 18, 2022 in Media Coverage

THE Journal: 4 Hands-On STEAM Projects that Also Teach Other Skills

In Jason Innes’ newest article, he shares 4 fun, engaging and rich STEAM projects that help educators and learners make the most of being in the same physical space together — and also reinforce concepts like social-emotional learning, literacy, and the engineering design process…whether or not you have a KIBO robot! The 4 STEAM projects Read More

Posted On April 13, 2022 in Media Coverage

EdWeek: Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So

In this Education Week article, our co-founder, Dr. Marina Bers describes how coding teaches young learners values and develops character as well as technical skills. Using the metaphor of a “palette of virtues”, Marina describes how coding creates opportunities to explore moral and personal values. Says Marina: “Any time we engage in an activity, we Read More

Posted On April 8, 2022 in Media Coverage

Analytics Insight: Why Robotics in Early Education is Important for a STEM Future?

In this article, KinderLab and the screen-free KIBO robot is discussed as part of why robotics is so important to introduce in early education. The article reads in part: Importance of Robotics in STEM education Robotics integrates STEM subjects into one, which has been studied separately for ages. ‘Dull’ and ‘boring’ are the two words Read More

Posted On April 5, 2022 in Child's Play Newsletter

April 2022 Child’s Play Newsletter

Here in New England, spring flowers are breaking through and the warmer, longer days are coming. Phew! As you plan for what lies ahead – summer camps, enrichment programs and out-of-school time, think of KIBO – and playful, collaborative STEAM learning! In the meantime, if you have 5 minutes, here is a brief of what Read More